This joint submission is made by the Human Rights Law Centre, People With Disability Australia, and Children and Young People with Disability Australia to the Disability Royal Commission. This alliance is calling on the Commission to include in its Final…
Category: Submissions (page 2)
Joint Submission to the Australian Treasury’s Employment White Paper
PWDA and six other Disability Representative Organisations produced this joint submission to the Australian Treasury’s Employment White Paper. The submission examines: workplace systems and processes that enhance inclusion and remove barriers for employment of people with disability; creating a more…
Modern slavery: PWDA submission to NSW Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s discussion paper
PWDA has made a submission to the NSW Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s discussion paper: Developing a strategic plan to combat modern slavery. People with disability face an increased risk of experiencing modern slavery and need to be a focal point in the…
Vision for realising our human rights – PWDA submission to the Disability Royal Commission
PWDA’s latest submission to the Disability Royal Commission says we must fix systemic exclusion and segregation through a human rights lens.
Disability advocates call for deeper examination of issues as Disability Royal Commission submissions come to an end
A joint submission to the Disability Royal Commission outlining gaps in the scope of work undertaken to date and issues that require further examination.
Our lives, our decisions: Submission to the Disability Royal Commission on guardianship, substituted and supported decision-making
Too many people with disability under guardianship or administration orders are not seeing their right to decision-making support upheld.
Inquiry into the 2022 Federal Election: Submission
PWDA worked on a submission with the Human Rights Law Centre on the conduct of the 2022 federal election, specifically regarding the significant access issues for many people with disability. Read the submission here.
Upcoming Single-use Plastics Bans: PWDA letter to EPA
Plastic straws, including single-use plastic straws, can prevent aspiration from dysphagia and save our lives by helping to prevent us from choking on liquids and dying of pneumonia. They can also help prevent the well-publicised risks of other plastic straw…
No time to lose for OPCAT inspection of disability settings
PWDA has sent a letter to the United Nations OPCAT Committee ahead of the planned visit of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) to Australia in 2022. When visiting Australia,…
Coercive Control exposure draft bill submission
PWDA has sent a letter to the NSW Department of Communities and Justice to comment on the exposure draft of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022 (NSW) (the exposure draft) that has been designed to criminalise coercive control.…