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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...

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...

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

Summary -18 March 2020 The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council (the Council) met by telepresence today. The...

Disability Royal Commission suspends all public events

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has suspended public hearings, due to concerns...

Disability Royal Commission suspends all public events

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has suspended public hearings, due to concerns...

NDIS Disability Sector Consultative Committee

Summary -19 November 2019 On 19 November 2019, the NDIS Commission Disability Sector Consultative Committee (the Committee) met for the...

Disability Royal Commission – Support Services

 The Australian Government is funding free and independent counselling and advocacy support for people engaging with or affected by the...

WWDA’s Election Platform 2019 announced!

WWDA has recently released its 2019 Election Platform. WWDA is calling on candidates and parties to commit to:   Address...

People With Disability Welcome Our Royal Commission

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement on the formation of our Royal Commission and...

Royal Commission to Bring Justice for People with Disability

People with disability welcome the Federal Government’s commitment to fully funding our Royal Commission, as revealed in the 2019-20 Budget....

Disabled People’s Organisations Submission on Royal Commission Terms of Reference

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) has developed its Submission on the draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission...

WWDA welcomes Federal Parliament support for Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse and Neglect Against People With Disability

People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the vote in the Australian Parliament about a Royal Commission into the...

Submission to inform Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has provided a submission to the Australian Government to assist with informing the development of...

Joint Position Statement on Review of the National Disability Agreement

The Productivity Commission is currently reviewing the National Disability Agreement (NDA). The NDA is a high level agreement between the...

Joint Statement on Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse and Neglect of People with Disability

Joint statement by Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) and Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA). DPO Australia...

Media Release: Royal Commission Welcome, But Must Include People with Disability

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcome today’s announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care, with the inclusion of...

Senate Inquiry Release Report on Delivery of Outcomes Under the National Disability Strategy

Today, the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs (the Committee) released their report into delivery of outcomes under the National...

Civil Society Statement: Call for Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse Against People with Disability

A broad range of organisations have expressed their support for the call for a Royal Commission into abuse and violence...

Media Release: Great NDIS and Job Support Wins, But Harsh Welfare Measures for People with Disability

WWDA and Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes some big wins for people with disability in tonight’s Federal Government...