Our Election Hub is your go-to source for all of PWDA’s Federal Election 2022 information, including our official election platform, media releases, election survey results with input from the major parties, and more. This page is updated regularly with the latest.
PWDA Election Disability Issues Scorecard
PWDA sent its election platform (see below) to a Australia’s major parties and several key independents to clarify their policy positions across seven issues which are important to people with disability. We have have created a scorecard to summarise their responses to these election commitments.
You can review and download the PWDA Election 2022 Disability Issues Scorecard here.
Full responses from all respondents are also available in the PWDA Election 2022 Disability Survey Report. The Greens have also provided additional clarification in their ‘Greens statement of support for PWDA election platform‘.
PWDA’s Election Platform
We want the next federal government to deliver people with disability better protection from COVID, better jobs and financial security, better housing and better support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Read or download our election platform here, in accessible PDF format.
Election Participation and Disability Webinars
On 26 April and 16 May 2022, we hosted webinars with the Australian Electoral Commission to help empower people with disability to participate in the upcoming federal election. We discuss voting issues for people with disability and how you can participate in the election on 21 May.
Find recordings and resources below:
- Webinar #1 recording: 26 April 2022 – Please note: The AEC only appears from the one-hour mark in this video.
- AEC answers to questions from Webinar #1 can be found here
- Webinar #2 recording: 16 May 2022
Election podcast series with Dr George
We partnered with Dr George Taleporos to share the Election 2022 special series of the Reasonable and Necessary podcast.
You can watch the entire series on the PWDA Facebook page, with guests including Minister for the NDIS Linda Reynolds, Shadow Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten, and Australian Greens Spokesperson on Disability Rights and Services Jordon Steele-John. The final podcast features a panel of disability experts (including our very own PWDA President Sam Connor) who unpack the commitments and provide their insights.
Find the recordings here:
- Linda Reynolds interview
- Jordon Steele-John interview
- Bill Shorten interview
- Panel: Graeme Innes, Samantha Connor, Kirsten Deane and Bruce Bonyhady
Voting resources for people with disability
Voting in the Federal Election 2022 will take place on Saturday, 21 May 2022. Some people also choose to vote early. Check out this useful information for people with disability provided by the Australian Electoral Commission
- Defend Our NDIS: An open letter to all members of Australia’s next Federal Parliament – 18 May 2022
- Disability Advocates Rank Major Parties On Disability Election Commitments – 11 May 2022
- ‘Left in lockdown’- People with disability call for a COVID Recovery Plan: Inclusion Australia in partnership with PWDA and others – 5 May 2022
- Group Of 65 Organisations And Experts Call For Reform To Laws That Stop People With Disability From Voting – 21 April 2022
- Labor’s NDIS Reform Plan Welcomed By National Peak Disability Org – 20 April 2022
- Peak Disability Org Seeks Federal Election Commitments Around Safety, Security And Support For People With Disability – 5 April 2022
- Disability Sector Calls For Pre-Election Commitments To Improve Disability Emergency And Disaster Support – 31 March 2022