Omicron Staffing Crunch Putting Lives Of People With Disability At Risk

Disability advocates say the lives and health of people with disability are at risk because of the severe strain that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is putting on the disability support sector. People With Disability Australia President Samantha Connor: “In…

Submission to Legal & Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and Related Bills

PWDA has made a submission to the Legal & Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Legcon) Inquiry into the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and Related Bills. This submission followed our public opposition, along with many other social sector organisations, of earlier drafts…

‘People will die;’ People with disability lead push for free rapid COVID tests

Peak advocacy organisation People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has called for the nation’s governments to deliver free rapid antigen testing, increased resourcing and N95 masks for people with disability, their families and workforce. PWDA, which also backs free rapid antigen…

PWDA Board Position Statement on the COVID Emergency

PWDA holds significant concerns about the safety of people with disability in relation to the announcements following yesterday’s National Cabinet meeting. COVID is a highly transmissible virus. The policy decisions announced yesterday will cause serious and immediate danger for many highly…

The Experiences and Perspectives of People with Disability From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

Joint submission to the Disability Royal Commission by PWDA, NEDA and FECCA The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) was established in recognition of the fact that people with disability throughout…

New Australian Disability Strategy Welcomed By Leading Disability Representative Organisations

Australia’s peak disability representative organisations have lent their support to the new Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021 – 2031 (the strategy) which was released today in Canberra by the Australian Government to coincide with the International Day Of People With Disability.…

PWDA Marks 2021 International Day Of People With Disability With Cultural Events And New Language Guide

Australia’s peak national cross disability advocacy organisation is celebrating the achievements and contributions of people with disability across Australia and throughout the world on this year’s International Day Of People with Disability (IDPwD) on 3 December. People With Disability Australia…

New Domestic Violence Resources Launched For People With Disability

Helping women and children with disability access domestic and family violence services and information about dealing with sexual assault and abuse is the focus of three new Easy Read resources and several new videos launched today to mark this year’s…

Submission to Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Participant Service Guarantee and Other Measures) Bill 2021

PWDA has made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee’s Inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Participant Service Guarantee and Other Measures) Bill 2021. This submission followed our October 2021 submission to the federal National Disability…