PWDA wants the Disability Royal Commission to help stop the practice of segregating people with disability from the community.
People with Disability Australia is among over 60 organisations and more than 290 people to urge the Disability Royal to #EndSegregation.
We want the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability to fully investigate the negative impacts of segregation on disabled people.
Despite Australia’s move away from institutionalisation over the last few decades, many people with disability remain in congregated living situations like group homes or hostels, where housing and support services are managed by the same organisation.
Rights and advocacy organisations are urging the Disability Royal Commission to recognise that segregation of people with disabilities is discrimination and a breach of human rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (which Australia has signed).
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The position paper can be found here, and versions in Plain English and Easy English are also available.
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If you would like to help us end the segregation of people with disability in Australia, make a public endorsement by visiting the DPOA website and filling in the form at the bottom of the page.