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Monday, 24 July 2017 09:20

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Red backgroun with white text saying 'we're hiring!'. There is a hand holding a megaphone.PWDA is hiring an Engagement Officer and a Media and Campaigns Manager. The selection criteria and more information is avaliable on the website.

Monday, 17 July 2017 13:49

Latest news from PWDA

Read the latest newsletter from PWDA. screenshot of the latest PWDA news, including a picture of PWDA President Bonnie MillenHear from our President about how sad the news about the deaths of Jan Daisley and Wendey Potter has been for the organisation.

The newsletter is full of updates on what PWDA is doing, and wider news about the disability community. Sign up here to get a copy.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 09:45

Vale Jan Daisley

We are devastated to hear of the death of Jan Daisley, one of Australia’s leading disability advocates, particularly for the rights of people with disability to live in the community, and a founding member of PWDA.Photo of Jan Daisley laughing in a garden

Jan lived in an institution for 30 years. In 1993, as soon as she could communicate, she clearly stated that she wanted to move out and into the community. 

She was determined to make an independent life for herself, despite many people saying that was impossible. Jan enrolled in TAFE and obtained certificates in disability and law. She then went on to university to do a Bachelors of Education in Habilitation, then a Masters in Communities in Social Justice. She wrote and published three books, her autobiography "I hear more than you see", a sequel called "Rebels with a cause" and also a book about her experiences with disability support workers called “The Good, The Bad and The Unbelievable – Carers I have Known”.

Media Release: We call on this Parliament to deliver secure, sustainable and sufficient funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Many small wooden cubes, with letters on them, in piles, with ones that spell 'funding' in a row at the centre.To cement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as a universal system for all Australians, sufficient and sustainable funding must be secured now, while there is strong bipartisan commitment.

The NDIS must not become a ‘political football’.

Read more.

A Joint Statement by Disabled People’s Organisations Australia, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, and the Australian Council of Social Service

The NSW Budget was delivered yesterday and was disappointing for people with disability across the state.Photo of a pen, resting on papers with pictures of graphs and finances and saying 'Budget'. There are objects like pie and bar graphs next to the pen.

Despite a record surplus, the NSW Government is reducing spending on people with disability, as the NDIS rolls out and the NSW disability budgets are reduced.

This means that people with disability, who do not receive an NDIS package, will no longer have any support.
Read more.

Matthew Bowden at ALP announcement of Royal CommissionMedia release: Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes today’s announcement by the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, the Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services Jenny Macklin, and the Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers, Carol Brown, that the Australian Labor Party (ALP) supports our campaign for a Royal Commission into violence against people with disability.

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.

screenshot of PWDA Newsletter

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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