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 @advocacynsw: @PWDAustralia @MatthewPWDA at Redfern rally today to say don’t ditch disability advocacy #StandByMe
PWDAustralia News just in - the Australian & Western Australia governments have reached an agreement that will see WA fully join…
PWDAustralia Join us tomorrow in Redfern as we stand up and remind @GladysB of the need for representative organisations and for…
PWDAustralia Yes, please join us at 11am this morning in Redfern as we fight for the NSW Government and @GladysB to support an o…
PWDAustralia RT @PDCNSW: #StandByMe tomorrow 11am at Redfern Community Centre as we rally against the funding cuts to #disability advocacy! @StandByMeNS

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