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WWDA President, Tricia Malowney OAM has been appointed by the NDIS Minister to the NDIS Expert Advisory Council

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert, today announced the new and returning members of the Independent Advisory Council from 1 July 2020. The Independent Advisory Council provides formal advice to the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the governing body of the NDIS, on the most important issues affecting…

WWDA’s submission to the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

On 8 April 2020, the Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on COVID-19 to inquire into the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Select Committee on COVID-19 will review and respond to submissions from individuals and organisations all over Australia and provide a full report of their findings on or before 30 June 2022. WWDA…

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: Restrictive Practices

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is seeking information about the use of restrictive practices on people with disability. Restrictive practice refers to any action that limits the rights or freedom of movement of a person. Restrictive practices are used in many settings, such as homes, including group homes,…

Disability Information Helpline for people with disability

Do you have a question about coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do you need help because things have changed? You can contact the Disability Information Helpline to talk about your concerns in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19), for example if: your support worker has not turned up your provider has stopped services it’s hard for you to get food,…

Our Place renamed to Our Site

From WWDA President, Tricia Malowney WWDA would like to announce that our new website for and by women and girls with disability, ‘Our Place’, has changed its name to ‘Our Site’. The website address has also changed, and you can now find the website at oursite.wwda.org.au We are confident that the new name, Our Site,…

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: Emergency Planning and Response Issues Paper

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is seeking information about the experiences of people with disability during recent emergencies in Australia. The Emergency planning and response issues paper published today seeks feedback about what can be done to improve the safety and wellbeing of people with disability during…

Media release COVID-19 Statement of Concern: Human rights, disability and ethical decision-making

Internationally recognised Australian experts in the areas of human rights, bioethics and disability, have today released a Statement of Concern to emphasise key human rights principles and standards that need to underpin ethical decision-making in the context of disability and the COVID-19 pandemic. There are much greater risks from the COVID-19 pandemic for people with…