SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO SENATE ENQUIRY INTO VIOLENCE, ABUSE AND NEGLECT EXTENDED

Woman silhouetted against golden field, waiting for summer sunsetThe deadline for submissions to the Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect of People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings has been extended until June 29, 2015. WWDA is preparing a substantial submission to this enquiry, drawing on over 20 years of work in this area. WWDA also encourages individuals to make submissions, to ensure that the strong and enduring voices of women with disabilities are heard.

The Senate Standing Committee has released two Easy English guides, in addition to the information already on the senate inquiry website, to assist people to contribute their stories and experiences.

In addition to written submissions, the Senate committee is accepting non-written submissions in the form of audio and or video which will then be transcribed. If you would like to make a non-written submission to the enquiry, contact the Senate committee office on (02) 6277 3515.