International Women’s Day: DVNSW and PWDA launch project creating disability-inclusive domestic and family violence services

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NSW & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY AUSTRALIA 6 March 2015 This Sunday is International Women’s Day and to mark the occasion, Domestic Violence NSW Inc. (DVNSW) and People with Disability Australia (PWDA) are launching a toolkit designed to enhance the domestic and family violence sector’s response to violence against women with […]

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Australian Cross Disability Alliance – a voice for all people with disability

Australian Cross Disability Alliance Media Release 6 February 2015 Five national, cross disability organisations welcome the funding provided by the Australian Government to form the Australian Cross Disability Alliance that will provide a voice for the 4.2 million Australians with disability. The members of the Australian Cross Disability Alliance are: Children with Disability Australia (CDA) First […]

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Discrimination against people with disability who apply for Australian Permanent Residency

AUSTRALIAN CROSS DISABILITY ALLIANCE MEDIA RELEASE 31 August 2015 The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) disapproves of aspects of Australia’s migration policy which explicitly discriminates against people who live with medical conditions and disabilities. The ACDA believes that the way in which people with disability are assessed when applying for Australian permanent residency is evidence […]

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Violence against people with disability is a national shame Call to action

AUSTRALIAN CROSS-DISABILITY ALLIANCE MEDIA RELEASE 27 August 2015 Today, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) will appear before the Senate Committee inquiring into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings. The Senate Inquiry process has already revealed many hundreds of horrific stories that testify to the significantly high levels and […]

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