Summary report of consultations People with Disability Australia
completed with its national membership, on what people with
disability want with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
This position statement and the below recommendations is based on what we heard from our members through the survey and the online member forum.
The experiences and feedback shared by members at the forum, along with the survey responses will now contribute to the PWDA Board’s Position Statement on COVID-19.
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the Treasurer’s assurance that ‘the NDIS is here to stay’ in his budget speech.
In the lead up to winter season here in Australia, many people with disability start to think about the risks that some of us face with two very contagious respiratory illnesses circulating in the community, influenza (flu) and COVID-19.
If you have respiratory symptoms as we head towards winter and flu season, could it be COVID or the flu? Or something else entirely?
Demanding better outcomes for people with disability and disability support workers affected by the current COVID Omicron crisis is the focus of a delegation from community, industry and union groups that has descended on Parliament House in Canberra today.
Without targeted measures, in a tightening labour market, people with disability will continue to be excluded from mainstream employment. This budget has missed a critical opportunity to turn the tables, and that is a shame.
Interacting with people when a person has COVID-19 may become unavoidable if there’s no alternative arrangements. For many people with disability, isolation is not an option, writes Claudia Forsberg.
There is an aversion of gaze, amongst even the most socially aware able-bodied journalists, concerning the discrimination people with disability live with every day writes Kate Hood.