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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Why we are supporting action on climate change

The Global Climate Strike is supported by a wide range of groups, including PWDA. Recently, the United Nations has passed a resolution about human rights and climate change that include “recognizing that persons with disabilities are among the most adversely … Read more

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on 4 April 2019 by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd). The Governor-General issued Letters … Read more

Pre-Budget Submission 2019: Invest to solve housing crisis for people with disability

PWDA, with the Summer Foundation, National Shelter, and the Australian Network for Universal Housing Design, have developed a package to address the housing crisis for many people with disability. The package includes measures to make more homes accessible, to increase … Read more