Media releases – 2019

9 April 2019 – New Leadership Coming For National Disability Rights Organisation

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is today launching our search for new leadership, as our long-standing Co-CEOs are stepping down after a decade in the role.

8 April 2019 – People with disability call for Commissioners to step down

People with disability, their organisations and supporters have today called for two Commissioners to step down from their roles with the newly announced Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, and for stronger provisions for all Commissioners about real, perceived and potential conflicts of interest.

5 April 2019 – People With Disability Welcome Our Royal Commission

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement on the formation of our Royal Commission and its Letters Patent into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people with disability today, following the Government’s commitment of $527 million in the Federal Budget.

3 April 2019 – Royal Commission to bring justice for people with disability

People with disability welcome the Federal Government’s commitment to fully funding our Royal Commission, as revealed in the 2019-20 Budget.

26 March 2019 – People with disability in charge and creating change

The key priorities for people with disability in this year’s Federal Election have been released today by People with Disability Australia.

13 March 2019 – Royal Commission Terms of Reference are a step towards justice for people with disability

People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the Federal Government’s release of the Terms of Reference for our Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.

26 February 2019NSW Election: Time to get serious about inclusion for people with disability

People with disability are calling on all political parties to get serious about our inclusion in the community in the 2019 NSW State Election.

18 February 2019Royal Commission vote welcome – now time to make it happen

People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the vote in the Australian Parliament about a Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect against people with disability. The next step is to make the Royal Commission real.

15 February 2019 – Open Letter to the Prime Minister Scott Morrison: The urgent need for a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence against people with disability

People with disability and our representative organisations are urging the Federal Government to call a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence and abuse against people with disability across Australia.

11 February 2019Federal Government must fix gaping hole in the Disability Discrimination Act

People with disability have been dealt a blow, with the Federal Government refusing to fix a significant problem with the law that stops discrimination in employment, education, transport and more.

7 February 2019People with disability want budget investment of $2.7 billion to solve housing crisis

Disability and housing groups have come together to call for a significant investment in disability housing to make sure that all people with disability live in homes that are safe, affordable and accessible.

1 February 2019Major report backs calls to deliver on inclusion for all people with disability 

Today’s release of the Productivity Commission’s review of the National Disability Agreement (NDA) is an opportunity for all levels of government to take action to deliver on inclusion for the 4.3 million Australians with disability.

23 January 2019People with disability step up campaign for essential funding of disability advocacy services [NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance]

Disability advocacy services are stepping up their campaign for permanent funding with the announcement of a big rally on February 24 to support disability advocacy organisations and the release today of a new toolkit to help people with disability to go and visit their local MP.