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Australian Cross Disability Alliance supports calls for the Department of Immigration to review decision relating to child with Down syndrome

AUSTRALIAN CROSS-DISABILITY ALLIANCE MEDIA RELEASE 7 April 2015 The Australian Cross Disability Alliance supports calls for the Department of Immigration to review its decision to deny a visa to a child because she has disability, despite finding her parents fit…

Call for urgent action: End violence against people with disability

Australian Cross Disability Alliance Media Release 20 August 2015 The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) calls on the Australian Government to act swiftly to address the epidemic of violence against children and adults with disability in residential and institutional settings…

Disability employment reforms won’t solve employment gap for people with disability

National disability organisations have come together to highlight concerns about Federal Government reforms to Disability Employment Services (DES) which commenced on 1 July 2018. “We have repeatedly raised concerns about DES reforms, and the missed opportunity to create a successful…

Disability groups welcome ALP commitment to Royal Commission into violence against people with disability

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes today’s announcement by the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, the Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services Jenny Macklin, and the Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers, Carol Brown, that the Australian Labor Party…

People with Disability Australia welcomes new local government Disability Guide

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) today welcomed the release of the Australian Local Government Association’s (ALGA) new Disability Guide. The updated guide assists local governments to include people with disability in all parts of their work and helps councils meet…

Violence against people with disability is a national shame: Call to action

Australian Cross-Disability Alliance Media Release 27 August 2015 Today, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) will appear before the Senate Committee inquiring into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings. The Senate Inquiry process has…