Papers, Articles, Reports & Submissions 1995 – 2000


‘Residential Living in the 21st Century’- by Michelle La Fontaine (1999)

This paper examines the issue of residential accommodation for people with disabilities. The paper argues that the challenge for the new millennium, whenever society constructs that to be, is to accept all forms of human life as viable forms of life and to see each person as a part of the whole of humanity. In so doing, we need to question the place, relevance and adequacy of residential facilities in the so-called modern, progressive age in which we live. Copyright 1999.


Women With Disabilities Australia: Submission to the National Supported Accommodation Assistance Program Review (1998)

In 1998, the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services announced a National Review of the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP). This is a copy of the submission WWDA wrote to inform the development of a Discussion Paper for the Review. The submission highlights the fact that women with disabilities are the group with the greatest level of unmet need in relation to SAAP services in Australia. Copyright WWDA 1998.


‘Doing it Better’……Investigating how individual services can provide access and equity with regard to disability via the development of a Disability Discrimination Act Action Plan (1998)

This is a copy of the final report from Women With Disabilities Australia to the Commonwealth Office of the Status of Women on WWDA’s project to develop a Disability Action Plan for a SAAP funded women’s refuge. Copyright WWDA 1998.


Women With Disabilities Australia: Submission to the Senate Enquiry into Housing Assistance (1997)

This is a copy of the submission Women With Disabilities Australia submitted to the Senate Enquiry into Housing Assistance in 1997. The submission addresses the housing poverty of Australian women with disabilities, and provides recommendations. Copyright WWDA 1997.


‘Housing Issues for Women With Disabilities – by Diana Currie (1997)

Housing is, of course, not an isolated issue but is inextricably linked to other aspects of daily living, including a general sense of security and well being, a feeling of independence and control over one’s life. There is almost universal agreement that housing is a basic human right, but the reality is that an overwhelming number of people – many of whom are women with disabilities – are still in search of the elusive ‘appropriate, affordable, secure housing’, and their numbers are increasing. This paper examines the issue of housing for women with disabilities in Australia. Copyright WWDA 1997.


‘Housing Issues for Women With Disabilities in Australia – A Discussion Paper (April 1996)

This Discussion Paper was prepared by WWDA for the Habitat II Conference: Sustainable Human Settlement and Shelter For All; The Second United Nations Habitat Conference, Istanbul, June 1996. The Paper examines housing issues for women with disabilities, including the barriers they face in securing appropriate and affordable housing. Copyright WWDA 1996.


‘Housing: Access, Income, Education, Availability’ – By Halley Taken from: Women and Disability – An Issue. A Collection of writings by women with disabilities

This is taken from a collection of writings by women with disabilities. The collection was written by the Women with Disabilities Feminist Collective with the help of other disabled women in Victoria and South Australia. It was produced by the Melbourne based Women with Disabilities Feminist Collective in the late 1980’s. The exact publishing date is unknown. Copyright.