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Peak Disability Org Seeks Federal Election Commitments Around Safety, Security and Support for People with Disability

Disability advocates 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.      The Federal Government is expected to call…

Advocates Fear People With Disability Set For COVID Lockdown Limbo As Race To Reopen Leaves Them Behind

Disability advocates are concerned that people with disability are set to languish in lockdown when the states and territories open up again unless the Federal Government amps up COVID vaccination programs for clinically vulnerable people. As locked-down states begin to…

Disability Advocates Say New COVID-19 Vaccine Data Show People With Disability Are Being Left Behind

Disability advocates have increased pressure on the Federal Government to speed up and broaden the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for people with disability after the release of vaccination data which shows the rollout for people with disability is significantly lagging behind…

Open Letter: Immediate Actions Required To Vaccinate and Protect All Australians With Disability Against Coronavirus

If you are an organisation that represents people with disability, and would like to endorse this open letter, please email your logo to Giancarlo de Vera, Senior Manager of Policy at People with Disability Australia at giancarlod@pwd.org.au Dear National Cabinet…

People with Disability Struggle to Access COVID vaccine

Disability representative organisation People with Disability Australia has found people with disability are struggling to work out if they are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines and are getting extremely inconsistent access to vaccination appointments. The national disabled people’s organisation has surveyed…

PWDA’S Submission to the Joint Standing Committee’s Inquiry into Independent Assessments

PWDA made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee’s Inquiry into the Independent Assessments. PWDA holds significant concerns about the Federal Government’s planned changes to how people with disability will access the NDIS and how they will receive support. Independent…
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First Nations people with disability and the criminal justice system – Part 2

Photo courtesy of Markus Spiske on Unsplash Marisa Sposaro (Doin’ Time, 3CR) interviews Peta MacGillivray (Social Policy and Research, UNSW Sydney) on First Nations people with disability and the criminal justice system. Listen to the full interview here: Transcript: Marisa:…