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Australians with disability need action to remove barriers to secure, safe and accessible housing

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…

The Experiences and Perspectives of People with Disability From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

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…

Scrap proposed Victims Support reforms and start comprehensive review with proper consultation

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…

Statement: NDIS funding sexual expression

People with Disability Australia and Touching Base are concerned about the statements in the media this morning, about the recent Federal Court case concerning National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding for sexual expression, including sex work services, for people with…

Joint Statement: Increase Disability Support Pension now to deal with coronavirus

People with disability who receive the Disability Support Pension (DSP) urgently need access to the increased Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight, consistent with the Jobseeker Payment and other payments recently announced. People with disability who are in receipt of…

Submission to the Senate on Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia

People with disability face significant barriers to accessing employment. People with disability rely on income support payments to meet basic living costs as well as disability-related costs. PWDA has significant concerns about the level of income support for both Newstart…