Archive: Australian Cross Disability Alliance

Disability Groups Stand Together Against Transport Cuts

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“People with disability need more access to transport, not less” WWDA has joined with over 25 disability groups from across Australia to release a joint statement opposing cuts to vital transport funding for people with disability. The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Transition Mobility Allowance to the National Disability Insurance Scheme) Bill 2016 will restrict access…

Media Release: Action urgently needed to stop violence against women with disability

Violence against women with disability occurs at alarming levels in Australia: at least twice the rate of other women. Today, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) calls for urgent action to address the human rights violation that is violence against women with disability. DPO Australia…

MEDIA RELEASE: Australian Cross Disability Alliance Applauds Senate’s call for Royal Commission into Violence Against People with Disability

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) welcomes the Senate Community Affairs Committee’s report and recommendations following its ‘Inquiry into Violence Against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings’, tabled late yesterday. The Senate Inquiry provided a vital platform for people with disability and their representative bodies to tell their stories and have their voices…

WWDA News 25th November 2015

In This Edition WWDA Quarterly Progress Report Released WWDA AGM Thursday Revised and Updated: Preventing Violence against Women and Girls with Disabilities NDIS Quality and Safeguards Framework Report Released White Flower Memorial New Mental Health App For Teen Girls El Gibbs on the Politics and the National Disability Strategy Destroy the Joint: Silencing Disabled Women’s…

MEDIA RELEASE: White Flower Memorial: Remembering People with Disability Who Have Died as a Result of Violence, Abuse or Neglect

On 25 November 2015, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) is acknowledging International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by supporting a White Flower Memorial to remember people with disability who have died as a result of violence, abuse or neglect. The Memorial specifically recognises that women with disability experience higher levels of…

WWDA News November 11th 2015

In This Edition NDIS ILC Co-Design Online Forum Report Now Available WWDA AGM 26th November 2015 WWDA Speaks to The Guardian about Forced Sterilisation in Australia WWDA Attends SDG Gender Equality Conference UN Has Serious Concerns About Human Rights Violations Against Australians with Disability Young Australians with Disability: Successful Contributors to Global Youth Disability Initiative…

UNITED NATIONS: Serious Concerns About Human Rights Violations Against Australians with Disability

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 10 November 2015 UNITED NATIONS: Serious Concerns about human rights violations against Australians with disability The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has raised serious concerns about human rights violations against Australians with disability during its review of Australia’s human rights record overnight in Geneva. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) allowed member…

WWDA News 4th November 2015

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In This Edition: Young Australians with Disability to Contribute to Global Youth Disability Initiative UN Expert Urges States to Make Their Social Protection Systems More Inclusive New UN Report on the Right to Adequate Housing for People with Disability Living in Cities ACDA Presentation from International Expert Group Meeting Now Available The Australian Criminal Justice…

Finalists for 2015 National Disability Awards Announced

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The Australian Government Minister for Social Services, the Hon Christian Porter MP today announced the selection of 27 finalists for the 2015 National Disability Awards. “The National Disability Awards have been set up to recognise the valuable contribution organisations and people make to improving the lives of people with disability in Australia,” Mr Porter said. “The…

WWDA News October 21st 2015

WWDA News In This Edition WWDA attending Sustainable Development Goals Gender Equity Working Group WWDA welcomes new staff member ACDA meeting with Australian Government Minister for Social Services ACDA launches official website WWDA Youth Networks celebrates International Day of the Girl 2015 WWDA Attending UN Sustainable Development Goals Gender Equity Working Group WWDA Vice-President, Cashelle…