Submission To The Consultation On The Interim Report On Welfare Reform

August 2014

Article 28 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) obliges the Australian Government to safeguard and promote the realisation of these rights. People with disability are entitled to appropriate levels of social protection based on their individual circumstances and which recognises, without discrimination, the barriers to social and economic participation that they experience. This submission addresses the introduction of a tiered income support system based around an individual’s hypothetical capacity for work, including moving people from DSP to Newstart and the implications of this for people with disability.

PWDA submission – Word document