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With COVID Set To Run Free In NSW, Many People With Disability Face A Future Of Fear

Disability advocates hold grave concerns that sluggish efforts to vaccinate people with disability in NSW will mean many disabled people now face sickness and death as the state starts to open up this week from COVID lockdown. National peak disability…

Peak Disability Org Calls For Clarity On Proposed NDIS Reforms

Australia’s peak disability advocacy group is concerned some proposed reforms to the legislation underpinning the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are too vague and could lead to a range of negative impacts for people on the scheme as well as…

PWDA’s Submission To The Government’s Proposed NDIS Legislative Changes And Participant Service Guarantee

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) made a submission on the Government’s proposed NDIS Legislative Changes and Participant Service Guarantee. The Commonwealth Government is introducing a reform package to the NDIS in the form of an amendment to the National Disability…

Disability Royal Commission Report Backs Push To Speed Up COVID Vax Rollout For People With Disability

Disability advocates say the Federal Government needs to heed the Disability Royal Commission’s latest call for improved vaccination measures to protect the lives of people with disability before states start to open up from COVID lockdowns. Today the Royal Commission…

PWDA’s Submission To The Joint Select Committee On The Implementation Of The National Redress Scheme

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) made two submissions to the Joint Select Committee, informed by our direct redress related work, in November 2020 and most recently in August 2021. In our most recent submission to the Joint Select Committee, we…

Advocates Fear People With Disability Set For COVID Lockdown Limbo As Race To Reopen Leaves Them Behind

Disability advocates are concerned that people with disability are set to languish in lockdown when the states and territories open up again unless the Federal Government amps up COVID vaccination programs for clinically vulnerable people. As locked-down states begin to…