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Thousands of people with disability who work, or have worked, in Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs, also known as ‘sheltered workshops’) may be entitled to a payment through the Australian Government’s BSWAT Payment Scheme.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 15:50

New submission into changes to welfare

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PWDA has written a letter to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs re the Inquiry into the design, scope, cost-benefit analysis, contracts awarded and implementation associated with the Better Management of the Social Welfare System initiative. View the PDF.

Click here for previous submissions.

Catch up on the latest issue of PWDA News! Read what our President Bonnie Millen has to say about Four Corners' report on disability abuse, catch up on news from the Disabled Peoples Organisations and find out about the jobs we're hiring for - plus more! Read the latest issue here.

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On Friday 7 April 2017, Brendan Pearce - PWDA board member - gave a speech at Ideation. Ideation was a National Youth Week event run by the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People and Multicultural NSW. Brendan spoke about diversity and inclusion in NSW.

Friday, 07 April 2017 15:04

Job opportunities - Advocates (2)

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PWDA is recruiting! We have two Advocate positions.

We are seeking two proactive self-starters to provide advocacy support to individuals or groups of individuals with disability, and their associates, to promote and protect their human, legal and service user rights in accordance with the National Standards for Disability Services.

Please click here for the full job description. Applications close at 10 am on Monday 24 April 2017. People with disability are encouraged to apply.

Click here to view all positions vacant.

PWDA has created a new submission: Australian Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper: Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse.

Click here to read it.

Visit our Submissions page to read all of our previous submissions.

Monday, 03 April 2017 15:36

We're hiring! Accessible Publications Officer

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We're hiring an Accessible Publications Officer!

PWDA is seeking a proactive self-starter to ensure that internal and external documents are accessible in accordance with the needs of diverse stakeholder groups.

Please click here for the full job description. Applications close at 10am on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

People with disability are encouraged to apply.

Visit our Employment opportunities page.

Read the latest PWDA News: Four Corners, Mobility Allowance and You Can't Ask That - and more. Click here to read it.

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A diverse partnership of over 25 representative organisations of people with disability, disability advocacy organisations, disability services and disability peak bodies have come together to call on Federal Senators to block the Mobility Allowance Bill that is currently before the Senate.

Read the full statement: Word (1MB) or PDF (585kB)

Read the media release.

Read the detailed information on our campaign.

The Productivity Commission has been asked by the Federal Government to look at the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and its costs. It is important for people with disability to have their say.

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