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…

South East Queensland & Northern NSW Flood Support Contacts For People With Disability

We hope you have been able to stay safe during the flooding and if you’ve been affected we hope you are getting the information, support and services you need to feel safe and maintain your health and wellbeing. To that end, PWDA has…
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South East Queensland and Northern NSW Flood Support Contacts For People With Disability

PWDA has compiled this information to help people with disability affected by the flooding in South East Queensland and Northern NSW. This information updates previous information we have made available to community members and contains new listings. Emergency Contacts If…

Submissions to the Inquiry into Current Scheme Implementation and Forecasting for the NDIS

Our National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was set up to benefit us, our supporters and the economy. But the Australian Government has gotten off track in the way it sees and presents information on NDIS funding and implementation. It’s forgotten…

Key disability advocacy groups join with ACOSS to urge Government to act on DSP Senate Inquiry Report

Whilst there are some welcome recommendations in the Report, we urge the government to take responsibility for taking action on addressing the level of need and distress that people with disability experience while trying to survive on income support. Australia…

Disability Advocates Hit Canberra to Demand Improved Response to Omicron Crisis in Disability Community

Demanding better outcomes for people with disability and disability support workers affected by the current COVID Omicron crisis is the focus of a delegation from community, industry and union groups that has descended on Parliament House in Canberra today.

Disability Sector Slams National Cabinet’s Omicron Response

Australia’s peak disability representative organisations have written to National Cabinet to detail the unacceptable risks to the lives and health of people with disability caused by the response of Australia’s federal, state and territory governments to the Omicron and Delta…

Disability Advocates Urge Disability Royal Commission To Convene Emergency Hearing Into Omicron Crisis

The board of Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy organisation is calling on the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) to launch an emergency public hearing into the impact of the COVID-19 Omicron crisis on people with disability. Board members of People…