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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…

Media Release: Justice for people with disability at last

People with disability around Australia are hoping today’s opening of the Disability Royal Commission will be the start of bringing us justice for violence against us. “Today’s historic opening of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation against…

Comments on the NDIS Review and Participant Service Guarantee

PWDA welcomes this morning’s announcement of the review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) legislation and rules which will lead to the development of the NDIS Participant Service Guarantee. We welcome the focus on improving plans and waiting times…

People with Disability Welcome Our Royal Commission

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement on the formation of our Royal Commission and its Letters Patent into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people with disability today, following the Government’s commitment of $527…