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Media Release: A thoughtful budget with more to do

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes tonight’s budget as thoughtful overall – recognising the attention to NDIS and other targeted reforms, including education and skills measures, housing and women’s safety. PWDA praises a renewed attention to the NDIS. “The 17%…

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: PWDA welcomes announcement of NDIS Review

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the announcement of the Independent Review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) today. The Review’s broad Terms of Reference give the disability community the chance to raise issues that are important to us.…

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…

Joint Media Release: Immediate changes to the Disability Support Pension needed following Jobs Summit

Disability Representative Organisations are calling for changes to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) that would allow recipients to keep more of the money they earn when taking on paid work. At the Jobs Summit, the Government committed to providing a…