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WWDA News – November

Yesterday we sent out a WWDA Newsletter to our members and subscribers with updates from the team and the industry....

Disability Royal Commission: WWDA’s Response to Emergency Planning Issues Paper

In 2020 the Disability Royal Commission released an issues paper on Emergency Planning. The issues paper asked 11 questions about...

DRC Debrief – with WWDA CEO Carolyn Frohmader

WWDA CEO, Carolyn Frohmader will join Senator Jordon Steele-John, Paula McGowan, Dr. Linda Steele, and Therese Sands to discuss last...

Heidi La Paglia’s presentation at the recent NDS webinar

Last Thursday, 24 September 2020, The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health...

Open letter to the Attorney-General The Hon. Christian Porter MP

We call upon the Attorney-General to introduce legislation into the Australian Parliament to protect the confidentiality of information given to...

Media Release: WWDA urges the NDIA to halt independent assessments

On 28th August 2020, the Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Hon Stuart Robert announced the “most substantial”...

Stage 2 of the National Disability Strategy Consultations

Today, the Department of Social Services (DSS) launched the second stage of consultations on the National Disability Strategy. If you...

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...

WWDA Board Member, Jody Barney appointed to The First Nations Peoples Strategic Advisory Group

WWDA would like to congratulate WWDA Board Member, Jody Barney on being appointed to The First Nations Peoples Strategic Advisory Group (FNPSAG)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

WWDA’s response to the Disability Royal Commission’s issue paper on education and learning

In 2019 the Disability Royal Commission released an issues paper on education and learning. The issues paper asked 13 questions...

Federal Government responds to disability sector call to action.

MEDIA RELEASE The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and...

Immediate Actions Required for Australians with Disability in Response to Coronavirus (COVID19)

WWDA has joined over 70 Disability People’s Organisations (DPO) and Disability Representative organisations (DROs) across Australia this week to write...

Increase Disability Support Pension now to deal with coronavirus

 People with disability who receive the Disability Support Pension (DSP) urgently need access to the increased Coronavirus Supplement of $550...

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert Media Release: New measures to support NDIS participants and providers through COVID-19

21 March 2020 NDIS plans to be extended by up to 24 months, ensuring continuity of support and increasing capacity...

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (the Council) – March 2020

On 18 March 2020, the NDIS Commission Disability Sector Consultative Committee (the Committee) met for the second time.

Urgent measures needed to support people with disability during COVID-19 crisis

People with disability from across Australia are calling for urgent action to make sure we are included in preparations for...