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JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT: Co-design and foundations essential to get NDIS right

A group of National Disability Representative Organisations (DROs) believe the changes announced in Federal Parliament to amend the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013, can only work if people...

Our Site is turning Four!  

Our Site was launched on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2020 as a virtual support centre for women, girls, feminine...

2022/23 WWDA Annual General Meeting Update

At the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Friday, December 15, 2023, we would like to thank President Karin...

WWDA supports a ‘yes’ vote in the Voice to Parliament Referendum

Women With Disabilities Australia stands in solidarity with First Nations communities and First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN), in calling...

Recording: Sex and the NDIS

On Saturday, 19 August 2023, WWDA held a forum as part of the NDIS Review to discuss what improvements could...

NDIS Review: The ‘What we have heard’ Report

The NDIS Review Panel have heard lots of stories from people with disability. They have learned about the challenges that...

Sex and the NDIS – WWDA Forum

People with disability have the right to make choices about their bodies, including about sex! You are invited to an...

2023 CEO Update

The CEO of WWDA has been on a whirlwind of activity this month, engaging in her representative work across various...

WWDA at ESCAP

In July, our staff member Saphia Grant virtually attended a United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the...

National Women’s Alliances Forum

In late June, WWDA CEO Carolyn Frohmader, attended the two-day forum of the National Women’s Alliances (NWAs) – held in...

Media Release: Women have spoken: new government urged to prioritise structural reform

Media Release Monday, May 23 2022 National Women’s Alliances have congratulated the incoming ALP Government and all new members of...

In the media: New front in Coalition war on charities

On 14 May 2022, Kristine Ziwica published an article on The Saturdays Paper website titled “New front in Coalition war...

Help WWDA beyond the 2022 Election!

WWDA is committed to advocating for the rights of women, girls, feminine-identifying and non-binary people with disability through and beyond...

‘Left in lockdown’- People with disability call for a COVID Recovery Plan

Organisations representing hundreds of thousands of people with disability across Australia are calling on political parties to commit to establishing...

New NDIS Fact Sheet for women and girls with disability!

In 2022, WWDA developed a fact sheet to support women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people with disability understand, apply...

Group of 65 organisations and experts publish open letter calling for reform to laws that stop people with disability from voting

On 21 May this year, most adult Australians will vote in the Federal Election. However, there is a whole section...

WWDA Election Platform 2022

In the lead up to the 2022 Federal Election, WWDA is calling on all major parties and candidates to commit...

Federal Budget lacks targeted measures to reduce violence against women with disability

Australia’s peak body organisation run by and for women with disability is disappointed that this years Federal Budget does not...

Key disability advocacy groups join with ACOSS to urge the Government to act on the DSP Senate Inquiry Report

Key disability advocacy groups join with ACOSS to urge the Government to act on the DSP Senate Inquiry Report Whilst...

Disability Sector Slams National Cabinet’s Omicron Response

Australia’s peak disability representative organisations have written to National Cabinet to detail the unacceptable risks to the lives and health...

WWDA’s Response to the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and related amendments

In December 2021, WWDA wrote to the Attorney General, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash and responded to the Australian Government...

Media Release: New Australian Disability Strategy Welcomed By Leading Disability Representative Organisations

Australia’s peak disability representative organisations have lent their support to the new Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021 – 2031 (the strategy)...

Launch of Australia’s Disability Strategy

On International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) tomorrow, 3 December, the Australian Government is launching Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031,...