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We’re Australia’s peak rights and advocacy organisation 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.
- Joint Submission to the Technology Assisted Voting ReviewPeople with Disability Australia has endorsed Blind Citizens Australia’s submission to the Technology Assisted Voting Review. People who are blind or vision impaired have a right to democratic participation. In order to provide equal access to voting to all voters…
- Independent Review of the Ageing and Disability Commissioner Act 2019 in New South Wales: SubmissionPeople with Disability Australia (PWDA) made this submission to the Independent Review of the Ageing and Disability Commissioner Act 2019. In our submission, we emphasise the right of people with disability to privacy and confidentiality of personal information, and the…
- Charters of human rights benefit people with disability: Joint submission to the Disability Royal CommissionThis joint submission is made by the Human Rights Law Centre, People With Disability Australia, and Children and Young People with Disability Australia to the Disability Royal Commission. This alliance is calling on the Commission to include in its Final…
The choices people make about language have an impact on the way people with disability feel and are perceived in society. This guide has been written by people with disability to assist the Australian general public and media outlets in talking about and reporting on disability.
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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.