Media Releases – 2009 & 2010

2009

3 December Human Rights will end poverty for People with Disability – International Day of People with Disability

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24 November Jetstar in the hot seat in the Federal Court over wheelchair access

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24 November Entitlement to assistance and  support, not handouts

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23 March Undiagnosed Impairment in Indigenous Communities Response to Lateline program

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2010

7 December Disability Rights  Organisations launch National Shut In Campaign

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3 December PWD Vodcast calling on the NSW Government to close institutions in NSW

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3 December People with disability at risk of violence in licensed boarding houses

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3 December Closure of Institutions – longed-for reality or another promise to be broken?

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2 December Speech by Andrew Constance, Shadow Minister for Ageging and Disability Services

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26 August People with Disability say close institutions but NSW Government continues its regressive policy

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17 August New Government must end violence against people with disability

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13 August People with Disability Australia (PWD) calls on the next Federal Government to close all institutions housing people with disability

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12 August Making Rights Real – Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

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10 August People with disability want a fair go – not  ‘goodies’

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10 August Mental Health – Recognising the rights of people with  Psychosocial Disability

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4 August Disability and Decision 2010 – The Coalition Need to Get it Right!

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27 July Tackling the Barriers: PWD welcomes Government initiatives  to make our community accessible

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26 July Creating  Tomorrow’s Leaders: PWD welcomes Government Initiative

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9 June PWD challenges decision by NSW Government to redevelop institutions

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9 June NSW Budget is simply Old money for Old ideas

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21 May Rights for Boarding House residents – Time to Act!

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12 May Changes to disability supports  cannot leave the vulnerable behind

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19 April Hon. Bill Shorten to launch breakthrough Indigenous Initiative

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15 March New building access standards a victory for human rights

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12 March Forced sterilisation of children with disability is unacceptable

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