MEDIA RELEASE: Expensive, isolating, lonely: new survey reveals experiences of people with disability during COVID-19

A new survey, released today by peak disability rights organisation, People with Disability Australia (PWDA), reveals how difficult COVID-19 has been for many people with disability across Australia. “Over 90% of people with disability said they had faced increased expenses…
A photograph of Parliament House in Canberra on a bright, sunny day. The picture is taken from across the forecourt, and shows in detail the mosaic on the ground. The artwork is called ‘Possum and Wallaby Dreaming’ by Kumantje Jagamara.

Federal Election Hub 2022

Our Election Hub is your go-to source for all of PWDA’s Federal Election 2022 information, including our official election platform, media releases, election survey results with input from the major parties, and more. PWDA Election Disability Issues Scorecard PWDA sent…

Pandemic Research project

With this project, PWDA is looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health and wellbeing of women with disability.  Women have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic due to several factors, including economic insecurity, over-representation in…

Civil Society Shadow Report

Background Australia signed up to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2008. This means Australia has made a commitment to protect and promote our rights. The main way that Australian Governments are doing this, is…

Member activities

We’re connecting with our members through digital activities and live events. There are lots of ways that members contribute to our work and connect with each other. This includes attending regular member forums, participating in our board advisory groups and…