Peak Disability Org Seeks Federal Election Commitments Around Safety, Security and Support for People with Disability

Disability advocates want the next federal government to deliver people with disability better protection from COVID, better jobs and financial security, better housing and better support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.      The Federal Government is expected to call…

Disability Sector Calls For Pre-Election Commitments To Improve Disability Emergency And Disaster Support

A coalition of 40 leading disability rights and advocacy organisations has endorsed a pre-election open letter to politicians across the country demanding a new approach and more resources for improving disaster and emergency responses for people with disability. In the…

Peak Disability Org Slams 2022 Federal Budget For ‘Short-Changing’ People with Disability

Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy organisation has criticised the Federal Government for not providing better support for people with disability in the 2022 Budget. People With Disability Australia (PWDA) says the Federal Government has ignored key budget requests that…

PWDA Calls for 2022 Budget Measures that Improve Health and Safety of People with Disability

Australia’s peak disability advocacy organisation is calling on the Federal Government to provide additional funding in next week’s budget to give people with disability more support during emergencies, better support via the NDIS, and increased support from disability advocacy services.…

Disability Advocates Condemn ‘Inappropriate’ Sentence For Ann Marie Smith Carer

Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy body has condemned the sentence handed down today to disability support worker Rosa Maria Maione for the manslaughter of Adelaide resident Ann Marie Smith as manifestly inappropriate for such a shocking crime. Ms Maione…