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 #qanda #disability episode this Monday: we will be tweeting live! What are issues you want to see talked about? Wan…
PWDAustralia Making public housing tenants pay bonds will only be another barrier to accessible housing: "People with…
PWDAustralia RT @bluntshovels: Transcript of the @BackgroundBrief program on the killing of disabled people is now up. All the CNs for descriptions of a…
PWDAustralia #NSW Govt. forcing public housing tenants to pay bonds will make accessible and affordable housing much more diffic…
PWDAustralia RT @MeredithPWDA: .@PWDAustralia is doing some great work on this (if I do say so myself!) with @DV_NSW & @WCS_CEO - we are looking at the…

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