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People with Disability Australia joins call to reject harsh budget measures

Wednesday 27 August 2014 People with Disability Australia (PWDA) joins the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and representatives from across the community sector in Canberra today to call on our elected representatives to protect those living on income support…

Disability advocates call on Senate to stop Bill stripping wages from workers with intellectual disability

25 August 2014 Today, four national peak disability groups will join with the AED Legal Centre and more than 30 community disability organisations to launch an open letter calling on politicians from all parties to vote against a bill to extinguish the…

Graeme Innes – Australians with disability say thank you

Friday 4 July 2014 Today People with Disability Australia (PWDA) fondly farewells Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Graeme Innes AM from the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). There are very few people with disability in high-profile, leadership positions within Government,…

People with disability need extension to Child Sex Abuse Royal Commission

Friday 4 July 2014 People with Disability Australia (PWDA) supports the call for the Attorney-General, Senator the Honourable George Brandis, to extend the time to conduct the Royal Commission. PWDA is currently supporting children and adults with disability to share…

Australian Human Rights Commission supports continued discrimination of employees with disability

30 April 2014 National peak disability and advocacy groups condemn the decision by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to allow the Australian Government and sheltered workshops (also known as Australian Disability Enterprises or ‘ADEs’) to continue to discriminate against employees…