Media releases – 2018

21 December – The NSW Government fails to commit to decisive action for all people with disability

People with disability will continue to miss out or struggle to receive the supports they need in NSW, as the NSW Government failed to commit to key recommendations from the NSW Upper House Inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) implementation.

3 December 2018Outstanding Disability Leaders Recognised in National Awards [DPO Australia]
People with disability, from around Australia, have been recognised by their peers for their outstanding leadership and achievements in the inaugural National Awards for Disability Leadership held today, International Day of People with Disability.

16 September – Royal Commission welcome, but must include people with disability [DPO Australia]

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcome today’s announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care, with the inclusion of young people with disability who live in nursing homes. This is a critical opportunity for the many thousands of older people with disability to have their voices heard and obtain justice for the violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect they have experienced.

19 July: Disability employment reforms won’t solve employment gap for people with disability (with Australian Network on Disability and Inclusion Australia)

National disability organisations have come together to highlight concerns about Federal Government reforms to Disability Employment Services (DES) which commenced on 1 July 2018.

24 June: People with Disability Demand Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse

Today’s ABC Background Briefing report, into shocking cases of the killing of people with disability, shows why a Royal Commission into all forms of violence against people with disability is so urgent and important.

19 June: NSW Budget of missed opportunity for people with disability

Today’s NSW State Budget was a missed opportunity to make sure people with disability get our fair share of the state’s common prosperity

13 June: Australian with Disability Voted onto the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [DPO Australia]

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) warmly congratulates Australian candidate, Rosemary Kayess on her election to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

11 May: New NSW mental health plan shows vital role for torture prevention treaty

Today’s release of new mental health guidelines by the NSW Government show the importance of a systemic approach to preventing violence and abuse of people with disability.

8 May: Certainty for NDIS, but more needed on jobs for people with disability

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to its share of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) so that people with disability have the services and supports they need and deserve.

26 April: Budget Blow for People with Disability [DPO Australia]

People with disability around Australia are reeling after the Treasurer’s backflip on funding for the NDIS.

26 March: Disability groups rally in Queanbeyan to ask Deputy Premier save disability services

People with disability, disability information and advocacy services and MPs will rally in Queanbeyan Park at 11am today to call on the Deputy Premier John Barilaro to act to save them.