PWDA’s latest submission to the Disability Royal Commission says we must fix systemic exclusion and segregation through a human rights lens.
Author: Maggie Korenblium
Disability advocates call for deeper examination of issues as Disability Royal Commission submissions come to an end
A joint submission to the Disability Royal Commission outlining gaps in the scope of work undertaken to date and issues that require further examination.
Our lives, our decisions: Submission to the Disability Royal Commission on guardianship, substituted and supported decision-making
Too many people with disability under guardianship or administration orders are not seeing their right to decision-making support upheld.
Joint Media Release: Royal Commission to hear from culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability
This week, the Disability Royal Commission is holding a public hearing about experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds with disability. Lived experience witnesses throughout the week will tell the Royal…
Media Release: People with psychosocial disability living in institutional facilities face “significant” barriers to accessing NDIS support
A new research partnership between the University of Sydney and People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has found people with mental health diagnoses (psychosocial disability) living in institutional settings face “significant barriers” to accessing the NDIS. Commissioned as part of PWDA’s…
No time to lose for OPCAT inspection of disability settings
PWDA has sent a letter to the United Nations OPCAT Committee ahead of the planned visit of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) to Australia in 2022. When visiting Australia,…