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MEDIA RELEASE: Expensive, isolating, lonely: new survey reveals experiences of people with disability during COVID-19

A new survey, released today by peak disability rights organisation, People with Disability Australia (PWDA), reveals how difficult COVID-19 has been for many people with disability across Australia. “Over 90% of people with disability said they had faced increased expenses…

Scrap proposed Victims Support reforms and start comprehensive review with proper consultation

UPDATE Despite strong and widespread opposition from victim-survivors and their advocates, the Commissioner Victims Rights has announced that the substantial detrimental changes to NSW Victims Support will take effect from 1 July 2020. Over 40 organisations have made a Joint…

Media Release: Now is the time to act on pandemic measures for people with disability

People with disability, and their organisations, across Australia are calling for urgent action, again, to keep us safe during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Over 70 national, state and territory disability organisations have come together to urge the National Cabinet to…

Media Release: Urgent measures needed to support people with disability during COVID-19 crisis

People with disability from across Australia are calling for urgent action to make sure we are included in preparations for the current public health emergency. Eight national peak organisations have come together to outline to all levels of government, the…

Media Release: Tear down barriers stopping people with disability getting a job

People with disability face discrimination, a lack of accessibility and flexibility when trying to get a job, and that needs to change. “Today we’re releasing our plan to start to tear down the barriers that stop people with disability getting…

Media Release: People with disability must be part of bushfire plans and recovery

The current bushfire crisis across Australia has highlighted the importance of involving people with disability in disaster plans and recovery programs. “People with disability, alongside many other Australians, have been affected by the devastating series of bushfires burning across the…

Media release: Sector welcomes important reforms to tenancy laws to further protect victims-survivors of domestic violence

We welcome the passing today of important legislation to improve the safety of domestic violence victims-survivors renting in NSW. Today’s Bill strengthens reforms which commenced in February this year which allow victims-survivors of domestic violence to end their tenancy immediately…