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marchers from the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2023

Media Release: PWDA Call for Choice and Control Over Our Bodies, Identities and Sexualities During Mardi Gras

People with Disability Australia (PWDA), a longstanding advocate for the intersectional community of LGBTQIA+ individuals with disability, proudly announces its participation in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade for another year.
Three people, one holding a cane, one in a power wheelchair, and on a chair raising their fists in front of a white wall.

Claiming our rights this IDPWD

On this International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD), People with Disability Australia (PWDA), reflects on another year of advocating for the rights of all people with disability to live in a future that is fully inclusive where the human rights of people with disability are elevated, respected and affirmed.
Rosemary Kayess and Carolyn Hodge

PWDA Welcomes Appointment of Rosemary Kayess as Australia’s New Disability Discrimination Commissioner

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has welcomed the Australian Human Rights Commission’s appointment of Rosemary Kayess, a tireless advocate for the human rights of people with disability, as the new Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

PWDA Welcomes New Board Members and Farewells Outgoing Leaders

PWDA members approved the appointment of Eva Sifis and Kevyn Morris as new board directors for a two-year term. They join returning board directors Arun Barramundi, Haidi Badawi, Marayke Jonkers, Dr Michelle Hyde, Nicole Lee, Presley Chihuri, Suresh Rajan and Dr Zhila Hasanloo.
Logos for eight national organisations - AFDO, CYDA, DANA, FPDN, Inclusion Australia, NEDA, PWDA, WWDA

Australia’s Disability Representative Organisations Call for Healing

As Disability Representative Organisations, we jointly acknowledge there will come a time when we will need to discuss the response to the final recommendations of the Disability Royal Commission, with the people who have been the most hurt at the heart of this response. We will do this in our own time, and our own space.