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PWDA calls for action to embed rights and end segregation of people with disability 

People with Disability Australia (PWDA), the national cross-disability peak body and representative organisation, has reissued its call for governments to prioritise and fund action plans that support the transition away from segregated housing, employment, and education; eliminate restrictive practices; and embed and protect disability rights in domestic law. The call follows today’s release of the Public consultation on the Disability Royal Commission Summary report by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. 
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Media Release: People with Disability Must be Equal Partners in Reform

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is calling for people with disability to be recognised as equal partners in determining reforms flowing from the Disability Royal Commission and NDIS Review. The call comes in the wake of today’s release of the Federal Government’s Progress Update in response to the Disability Royal Commission’s final report.

Media Release: PWDA Calls Governments’ Delayed Disability Royal Commission Response An Opportunity for Deeper Consultation with People with Disability

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has tentatively welcomed today’s announcement that all levels of government will delay their formal response to the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) until mid-2024.
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Media Release: PWDA Announce Formal Response to the Disability Royal Commission Final Report

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is a national Disability Representative Organisation led by, and for, people with disability. The organisation has released a response today that reflects the most up-to-date and comprehensive views of PWDA members, who are people with disability, across Australia on key recommendations from the Disability Royal Commission (DRC).

Pre-Budget Submission to the Australian Treasury

As we enter the 2024-2025 financial year, significant disability reform will need to commence with the Australian Government as well as state and territory governments, implementing agreed recommendations from both reform processes. Implementing recommendations will take years, and if done ‘right’, these reforms will have a lasting positive impact on people with disability, their families, friends and communities. However, this is no simple task, and it will take time and resources.