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We’re Australia’s peak rights and advocacy organisation by and for people with disability or who are d/Deaf. Since 1981, we’ve been advancing and protecting the rights, health and wellbeing of the people and communities we serve.
- Preliminary Submission: NSWLRC Review of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977PWDA welcomes the opportunity to provide preliminary comments on the New South Wales Law Reform Commission’s (NSWLRC) review of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) (ADA).
- NSW budget a missed opportunity, more support needed for people with disabilityAs the Disability Royal Commission prepares to issue its final report and recommendations, PWDA is calling for a swift and decisive response from Governments.
- PWDA Calls for a Radical Response to End Segregation and Discrimination As the Disability Royal Commission prepares to issue its final report and recommendations, PWDA is calling for a swift and decisive response from Governments.
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Fighting financial mismanagement
Jess was hospitalised while under financial administration and guardianship by the state. The state guardian was delayed in finding appropriate accommodation, so Jess was forced to remain in the public hospital but she was then told she owed the hospital over $6000 for staying longer.
Despite living in her leased apartment for years, senior citizen pensioner Lin, who lives with disability, had endured long-term elder abuse from her landlord. The on-going physical and mental discriminatory abuse became so intense it resulted in Lee being hospitalised twice.
Building a support network
A young man with disability, Marco spent years fleeing family violence which resulted in stints of homelessness and surviving multiple suicide attempts. He finally managed to secure short-term accommodation funded through his NDIS plan, but due to a change in his circumstances, had limited informal supports.