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. “Disability advocacy and information services will close in NSW … Read more

Queensland State Election “A call to action for all candidates”

Joint Media Release – QDN and PWDA Queensland State Election “A call to action for all candidates” Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) calls on the future Queensland Government to deliver high quality and accessible essential services for people with disability. … Read more

NDIS Citizens’ Jury Scorecard Project awarded international honour

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: National Disability Insurance Scheme and People with Disability Australia 15 October 2015 People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has been awarded an international honour for its ground-breaking National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Citizens’ Jury Scorecard Project. The NDIS … Read more

Discrimination against people with disability who apply for Australian Permanent Residency

AUSTRALIAN CROSS DISABILITY ALLIANCE MEDIA RELEASE 31 August 2015 The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) disapproves of aspects of Australia’s migration policy which explicitly discriminates against people who live with medical conditions and disabilities. The ACDA believes that the way … Read more

Violence against people with disability is a national shame: Call to action

Australian Cross-Disability Alliance Media Release 27 August 2015 Today, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) will appear before the Senate Committee inquiring into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings. The Senate Inquiry process has … Read more

International Women’s Day: DVNSW and PWDA launch project creating disability-inclusive domestic and family violence services

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NSW & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY AUSTRALIA 6 March 2015 This Sunday is International Women’s Day and to mark the occasion, Domestic Violence NSW Inc. (DVNSW) and People with Disability Australia (PWDA) are launching a toolkit … Read more

Australian Cross Disability Alliance – a voice for all people with disability

Australian Cross Disability Alliance Media Release 6 February 2015 Five national, cross disability organisations welcome the funding provided by the Australian Government to form the Australian Cross Disability Alliance that will provide a voice for the 4.2 million Australians with disability. … Read more

Vale Stella Young – Strong and proud disability activist

8 December 2014 People with Disability Australia (PWDA) expresses our shock and sadness at the passing of well-loved disability activist, Stella Young, and sends our heartfelt condolences to Stella’s family and friends. PWDA President, Craig Wallace provides the following statement: … Read more