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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.

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.

The latest issue of our newsletter is out now, with information about the decision not to hold a Royal Commission into violence and abuse of people with disability and our tribute to Joan Hume, OAM.

PWDA, as part of Disabled People's Organisations Australia, has co-signed a statement calling for the end of the Centrelink automated debt recovery.

The beginning of the statement, published on the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) website, says:

“A consortium of leading organisations from Australia’s community sector is calling on the government to immediately pull the plug on Centrelink’s RoboDebt, cease the intimidation and bullying of Centrelink clients and their families caught up in the automated debt recovery debacle, and provide a commitment that people’s protected information will not be publicly released.

Spokesperson for the group Cassandra Goldie, CEO of ACOSS, says the Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge must respond to people’s very real concerns about privacy, particularly with the opening of the Senate inquiry into Centrelink and the flawed RoboDebt scheme.”

Click to read the full statement.

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia), an alliance of national peak groups of people with disability, strongly condemned the decision by the Federal Government to rule out a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability.
Click to read more.

Read our submission 'Towards an all abilities Queensland consultation paper' - PDF or Word

At this time of significant change within disability policy and service delivery in Australia, PWDA welcomes the Queensland Government’s consultation into the development of a new Queensland Disability Inclusion Plan – “Towards an All Abilities Queensland”. It is critical that during this period of transition, people with disability are at the centre of decision making and policy development – “nothing about us, without us”. This paper makes recommendations for the Queenland Government's Disability Plan.

Read all of our submissions on our website.

We have been campaigning this week against proposed cuts of social security and childcare that was suggested by used to fund the NDIS. PWDA, as part of DPO Australia, put out a media release arguing against this link.