We support a ‘yes’ vote in the forthcoming Referendum because we believe the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament will provide a mechanism for First Nations Peoples to work in genuine partnership with governments.
As a leading systemic and individual advocacy and disability representative organisation, our submission to the Community Affairs References Committee inquiry into the extent and nature of poverty in Australia specifically addresses the impacts of poverty on Australians with disability. Disability … Read more
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) strongly condemns all forms of modern slavery, including forced labour, human trafficking, slavery, child labour, organ removal and slavery-like practices. Modern slavery is a disability issue. People with disability face an increased risk of experiencing … Read more
PWDA’s latest submission to the Disability Royal Commission says we must fix systemic exclusion and segregation through a human rights lens.
Too many people with disability under guardianship or administration orders are not seeing their right to decision-making support upheld.
Joint statement from• People with Disability Australia (PWDA)• Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)• Inclusion Australia Disability Royal Commission public hearing 26, beginning 29 August 2022, will focus on the experiences of people with disability who have experienced homelessness, including living … Read more
Joint submission to the Disability Royal Commission by PWDA, NEDA and FECCA The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) was established in recognition of the fact that people with disability throughout … Read more
A huge thank you to everyone who signed our open letter to the Attorney-General, or wrote in yourselves, asking for changes to legislation to protect the confidentiality of submissions and information provided to the Disability Royal Commission into violence, abuse, … Read more
The hearts of our community have been heavy over the past few weeks as more instances of abuse and neglect of people with disability have been brought to light in the media. These are not isolated events but a consequence … Read more
UPDATE Despite strong and widespread opposition from victim-survivors and their advocates, the Commissioner Victims Rights has announced that the substantial detrimental changes to NSW Victims Support will take effect from 1 July 2020. Over 40 organisations have made a Joint … Read more