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Disability Sector Calls For Pre-Election Commitments To Improve Disability Emergency And Disaster Support

A coalition of 40 leading disability rights and advocacy organisations has endorsed a pre-election open letter to politicians across the country demanding a new approach and more resources for improving disaster and emergency responses for people with disability. In the…

Peak Disability Org Slams 2022 Federal Budget For ‘Short-Changing’ People with Disability

Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy organisation has criticised the Federal Government for not providing better support for people with disability in the 2022 Budget. People With Disability Australia (PWDA) says the Federal Government has ignored key budget requests that…

PWDA Calls for 2022 Budget Measures that Improve Health and Safety of People with Disability

Australia’s peak disability advocacy organisation is calling on the Federal Government to provide additional funding in next week’s budget to give people with disability more support during emergencies, better support via the NDIS, and increased support from disability advocacy services.…

Disability Advocates Condemn ‘Inappropriate’ Sentence For Ann Marie Smith Carer

Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy body has condemned the sentence handed down today to disability support worker Rosa Maria Maione for the manslaughter of Adelaide resident Ann Marie Smith as manifestly inappropriate for such a shocking crime. Ms Maione…

Key disability advocacy groups join with ACOSS to urge Government to act on DSP Senate Inquiry Report

Whilst there are some welcome recommendations in the Report, we urge the government to take responsibility for taking action on addressing the level of need and distress that people with disability experience while trying to survive on income support. Australia…

Disability Advocates Hit Canberra to Demand Improved Response to Omicron Crisis in Disability Community

Demanding better outcomes for people with disability and disability support workers affected by the current COVID Omicron crisis is the focus of a delegation from community, industry and union groups that has descended on Parliament House in Canberra today.

Disability Advocates Urge Disability Royal Commission To Convene Emergency Hearing Into Omicron Crisis

The board of Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy organisation is calling on the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) to launch an emergency public hearing into the impact of the COVID-19 Omicron crisis on people with disability. Board members of People…

New Australian Disability Strategy Welcomed By Leading Disability Representative Organisations

Australia’s peak disability representative organisations have lent their support to the new Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021 – 2031 (the strategy) which was released today in Canberra by the Australian Government to coincide with the International Day Of People With Disability.…