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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…

PWDA Submission to Inquiry into Ageing and Disability Commissioner Bill 2019

The Hon. Shayne Mallard, MLC Chair, Standing Committee on Social Issues Parliament HouseMacquarie StreetSYDNEY NSW 2000 Dear Mr Mallard and Members of the Standing Committee on Social Issues Re: Ageing and Disability Commissioner Bill 2019 People with Disability Australia (PWDA)…

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…

Australian Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper: Review Of The Family Law System

November 2018 Reforms need to include making information about the Family Law System more accessible, ensure that parents with disability aren’t discriminated against, making courts more accessible, recognise the legal capacity of people with disability, ensure that specific domestic and…

Queensland Human Rights Act 2018: Queensland Parliament, Legal Affairs & Community Safety Committee

November 2018 PWDA supports the Human Rights framework proposed in the Bill, however, in order to be truly effective the Human Rights Act must be legally enforceable. The Bill should give people the means to take legal action should they…