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PWDA calls for action to embed rights and end segregation of people with disability 

People with Disability Australia (PWDA), the national cross-disability peak body and representative organisation, has reissued its call for governments to prioritise and fund action plans that support the transition away from segregated housing, employment, and education; eliminate restrictive practices; and embed and protect disability rights in domestic law. The call follows today’s release of the Public consultation on the Disability Royal Commission Summary report by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. 
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Co-design must be genuine, our lives depend on it: PWDA responds to the NDIS Reform Bill

Major reforms to the National Disability Insurance (NDIS) have been introduced to parliament today by Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten. People with Disability Australia (PWDA) have responded with a call for genuine co-design to refine the legislation to ensure the reforms reflect the needs of the people they’re designed for.
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Media Release: Disability Standards Reform a Step in the Right Direction, Further Action Needed

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is calling for people with disability to be recognised as equal partners in determining reforms flowing from the Disability Royal Commission and NDIS Review. The call comes in the wake of today’s release of the Federal Government’s Progress Update in response to the Disability Royal Commission’s final report.
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Media Release: People with Disability Must be Equal Partners in Reform

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is calling for people with disability to be recognised as equal partners in determining reforms flowing from the Disability Royal Commission and NDIS Review. The call comes in the wake of today’s release of the Federal Government’s Progress Update in response to the Disability Royal Commission’s final report.

Media Release: PWDA Calls Governments’ Delayed Disability Royal Commission Response An Opportunity for Deeper Consultation with People with Disability

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has tentatively welcomed today’s announcement that all levels of government will delay their formal response to the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) until mid-2024.
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Media Release: PWDA Announce Formal Response to the Disability Royal Commission Final Report

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is a national Disability Representative Organisation led by, and for, people with disability. The organisation has released a response today that reflects the most up-to-date and comprehensive views of PWDA members, who are people with disability, across Australia on key recommendations from the Disability Royal Commission (DRC).
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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.