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Submission to Senate Inquiry into the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020

PWDA has long raised concerns about the Cashless Debit Card, and have opposed all forms of compulsory income management. Our concerns with any Bill before the Parliament to introduce compulsory income management flows from: ·         The inadequate research and evaluation of…

Submission to Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into the impact of changes to service delivery models on the administration and running of Government programs

PWDA has significant concerns about several aspects of recent service delivery models, especially those that relate to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Agency (NDIA) and to Centrelink in the Human Services portfolio. As part of our work with…

Submission on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Streamlined Governance) Bill 2019

PWDA expressed its opposition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Streamlined Governance) Bill 2019, as we had concerns over the following: the potential to erode the equal partnership principle that defines the relationship between the Commonwealth and the States and…

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…

NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance Submission on the NSW Government’s review of disability advocacy funding

The NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance (the Alliance) welcomes the opportunity to provide our input into the NSW Disability Advocacy Review. The Alliance is a coalition of independent disability advocacy and information organisations and peak representative bodies currently funded by the…

Submission on the Draft Accessibility Strategy for the Disability Royal Commission

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Draft Accessibility Strategy (the Strategy) for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission). We believe first and foremost that…