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Photo of a judge's gavel on a table, with Royal Commission Now and the DPO Australia logo (map of Australia with Disabled Person's Organisations Australia next to it) overlaid.PWDA, as part of DPO Australia, invites you to endorse a Civil Society Statement to the Australian Government, calling for an immediate Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability.

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In this edition, there's information on the way PWDA is supporting the residents of Miller Lodge Boarding House, in NSW, that is closing down, a new push for a Royal Commission into violence and abuse

of people with disability, and a response to the recent Federal Budget. There's also links to interesting news articles, and a foreword from President Bonnie Millen.

PWDA, as part of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia), welcomes some big wins for people with disability in tonight’s Federal Government Budget, but is very concerned by the punitive approach to welfare support that will make life harder for those doing it tough, including people with disability.

The latest edition of PWDA News is out. Read about what we've been working on, news from DPO Australia and interesting disability related news. In this edition, topics include the people's budget, the Redfern Statement and the rental affordability snapshot
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PWDA is seeking a proactive self-starter to manage our HR and Corporate Service functions.

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.

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