A new report from People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has highlighted the significant barriers women and children with disability face when accessing domestic and family violence services.
From March to July 2023, PWDA conducted consultations with people with disability on their experiences of the NDIS. This involved several focus groups and surveys on the experiences of people with disability with the NDIS (including one Easy Read version). Participants in these consultations primarily involved people with disability with a broad array of experiences. Some families, carers and support people of also participated in the surveys and focus groups, but represented a small percentage of participants and predominantly participated as representatives of people with disability.
PWDA’s Submission to the National Housing and Homelessness Plan Issues Paper
PWDA welcomes the opportunity to provide preliminary comments on the New South Wales Law Reform Commission’s (NSWLRC) review of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) (ADA).
It is time to honour our fundamental human rights. It is time to respect the stories we have shared. Hear us. The time for justice, for healing to begin, is now. We demand nothing less.
As the Disability Royal Commission prepares to issue its final report and recommendations, PWDA is calling for a swift and decisive response from Governments.
Disability Representative Organisations (DROs) and other individuals and organisations supporting this submission welcome the opportunity to provide feedback on the exposure draft of the Disability Services and Inclusion Bill 2023.
The End the Violence plan outlines some of the urgent actions government can take to demonstrate their commitment to people with disability.
Are you supporting a student with disability in Southeast, Southwest or Central Sydney? PWDA can help.
Our key recommendation to the Inquiry is that Australia enacts a federal human rights act that upholds the rights of all Australians, including people with disability.