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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,...

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...