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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,...

WWDA Submission to NDIS Consultation on Supported Decision-Making

In early October, WWDA made a submission to the the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Consultation Paper on ‘Supporting you...

WWDA submission to the NDIS on Life at Home

In October, WWDA responded to the NDIS consultation paper on ‘An ordinary life at Home.’ In this submission, WWDA draws...

DRC: WWDA’s Response to Restrictive Practices Issues Paper

By Dr. Linda Steele (University of Technology Sydney), Carolyn Frohmader (Women with Disabilities Australia) and thanks to Briony Johnston for...

Letter to the NDIS Minister on Eight Priority Areas for Access and Planning Improvements

In July 2021, WWDA wrote a letter to the Minister for the NDIS, Linda Reynolds with our feedback on Eight...

MEDIA STATEMENT: WWDA funded to give a voice to women and girls with disability

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is delighted to announce that the Australian Government has provided WWDA with funding for 3...

Inquiry into the purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension

In response to the recently announced Parliamentary Inquiry into the purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension, WWDA...

Triple J’s Hack asks why people with disability are not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Tonight, Triple J’s Hack program delved into the experiences of people with disability during the COVID-19 pandemic and why so...

WWDA’s response to the NDIS Autism Consultation Paper

We have now submitted our response to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Consultation Paper on ‘Interventions for Children on the Autism...

WWDA Senior Policy Officer speaks to Radio Adelaide about the Federal Budget.

Last week, WWDAs Senior Policy Officer, Elly Desmarchelier spoke to Radio Adelaide about what the 2021-2022 Federal Budget has in...

Federal Budget a mixed bag for women and girls with disability

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has welcomed investments in the Federal Budget to address violence against women and girls with...

Share your story with the DRC

A Royal Commission is a way the Australian Government can look into a big problem. In 2019, the Australian Government...

Terms of engagement for NDIS Minister Reynolds from the disability community

Disability advocates today delivered new NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds a formal ‘terms of engagement’ in a bid to reset relations...

Disability Royal Commission: WWDA’s Response to Violence and Abuse at Home Issues Paper

In 2020 the Disability Royal Commission released an issues paper on Violence and Abuse at Home. The issues paper includes...