The Australian Civil Society Parallel Report Group is a collaboration of Australian Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs), disability advocacy organisations, disability legal centres and human rights organisations.  

From 15–19 April 2013, representatives from the Australian Civil Society Parallel Report Group attended the 9th Session of the Committee to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), in Geneva.  Parallel Report Group delegates - Therese Sands (People with Disability Australia) and Damian Griffis (First Peoples Disability Network Australia) :

  • attended Committee sessions,
  • held a side event on the List of Issues for Australia’s report to the Committee due in September,
  • attended a half-day of Discussion on Women and Girls with Disability and
  • met with diplomatic missions and representatives of international governmental and non-governmental organisations.

In 2012 the Parallel Report Group prepared a report on Australia’s compliance with the CRPD, Disability Rights Now, which was endorsed in whole or in part by over 70 non-governmental disability organisations. The report was developed following consultations with people with disability and their representative and advocacy organisations in each State and Territory of Australia and the receipt of over 200 submissions. 


Reports from Geneva

PWDAustralia RT @MeredithPWDA: Responding to a question about challenges working w CALD communities about #elderabuse Detective Superintendent Robert Cr…
PWDAustralia RT @MatthewPWDA: .@PWDAustralia will be @sydneymardigras #FairDay today! #FairDay is being held @ Victoria Park Camperdown & kicks off at 1…
PWDAustralia RT @TheresePWDA: @PWDAustralia: 'The process for finalising, secure, sustainable & sufficient funding for #NDIS cannot be delayed any furth…
PWDAustralia RT @EveryAustralian: Reports this morning that Senator Hanson is refusing to increase the Medicare Levy to fund the #NDIS until she is sati…
PWDAustralia RT @MegPWDA: .@PWDAustralia and @BonnieMillen have responded to Pauline Hanson's inaccurate comments about #NDIS on facebook:

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