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Disability Royal Commission Public Hearings

The Disability Royal Commission is holding a series of public hearings around the country to gather evidence about violence, neglect, abuse and...

WWDA calls on Minister to cease roll-out of Independent Assessments

In January 2021, WWDA sent a letter to the Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Stuart Robert MP...

WWDA CEO joins new committee to break down barriers into the workforce

The Morrison Government have announced a commitment and extra funding to address the barriers preventing people with mental illness and...

Have your say on NDIS Independent Assessments.

In mid 2021, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introducing compulsory Independent Assessments for all NDIS participants. In...

NDIS is calling on people with a disability to have your say.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is calling on people with a disability, participants, their families and carers and the wider disability...

November newsletter from WWDA

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...