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People with disability, their families and friends have a lot to celebrate this week with the introduction of a levy to support the NDIS (DisabilityCare). PWDA was pleased to be able to play a substantial role in achieving this outcome (10.40).
Full Transcript here:http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/second-reading-speech-medicare-levy-amendment-disabilitycare-australia-bill-2013-house-
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes today’s agreement between Prime Minister Gillard and Queensland Premier Campbell Newman signing up to DisabilityCare Australia (previously known as the National Disability Insurance Scheme).
People with Disability Australia today calls on Myer to explain why they are refusing to engage with the Australian Human Rights Commission on employment of people with disability.
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the announcement by the federal government of an increase to the Medicare levy to fund DisabilityCare Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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The Australian Civil Society Parallel Report Group presented the Submission on the List of Issues Prior to Reporting of Australia (Word, 115kb) at the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 9th Session, Geneva, 15–19 April 2013
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has released the List of Issues on Australia (word, 111kb) that will form the basis of its September review of Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Today the national peak body, People with Disability Australia (PWDA) called for bipartisan support to introduce a levy to fund DisabilityCare Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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The Board of PWDA are inviting members of PWDA to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), to join the new Finance Audit Advisory Group (FAAG). Applications from people with experience in business or community Treasurer roles, financial and accountancy skills and/or an interest in financial oversight and governance is encouraged.
The NDSIRG held its second meeting on 21 February 2013. It is to ensure the views of people with disability are heard and engage people with disability on the implementation of the National Disability Strategy (NDS).
Membership includes members of national organisations representing the views of their constituents and members selected from the National People with Disabilities and Carer Council providing their expert advice on disability and carer issues.
A campaign formed by a wide range of community groups who want to see Redfern Station accessible.
Do you live in NSW and use the wheelchair accessible taxis and find the cost of taxi transport expensive due to the ineffectiveness of the NSW Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS)?
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) Policy and Advocacy Team is campaigning to increase the NSW TTSS percentage and dollar value and the team requests your support for the campaign.
TTSS Campaign (Spinal Cord Injuries Australia website)
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