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Heidi La Paglia wins the Disability Sector Award at Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards Night!

At the Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards tonight, WWDA Policy and Projects Officer, Heidi La Paglia, took out the TADPAC Print...

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...

Jody Barney – speaker at the upcoming Rural Women with Disability COVID-19 Webinar

Today, the 23 September is International Day of Sign Languages, and to celebrate we are introducing our first panellist who...
  • Date 23 September 20

Apply to join the WWDA Youth Network Advisory Group!

The WWDA Youth Network is seeking expressions of interest from young people with disability who identify as women or non-binary...

WWDA’s top tips for interacting with others on social media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms are now being used by people from all over the world. There...

Meet new WWDA member – Jude Marshall

This week WWDA caught up with one of our new members, Jude Marshall, to shine a light on her experience...
  • Date 20 September 20

The Rural Women with Disabilities COVID-19 Webinar

The experiences of women with disability living in rural, regional or remote areas of Australia during COVID-19.
  • Date 10 September 20

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”...

Disability Royal Commission: WWDA’s Response to Employment Issues Paper

In 2020 the Disability Royal Commission released an issues paper on Employment. The issues paper asked 9 questions about why...

A report on the Our Site website project is now available!

The Our Site report provides a comprehensive overview of how the Our Site website was developed with the input of...

WWDA attends forum to help boost women with disability workforce participation

WWDA’s Director of Policy and Programs, Dr Trish Mitra-Kahn attended the Women’s Job Creation Forum to represent the needs of...
  • Date 11 August 20

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...

COVID-19 Children and Young People with Disabilities Global Statement and Recommendations

Over the last few weeks, WWDA staff member and a young woman with disability, Heidi La Paglia, has been working with the Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network (CCYDN) and the UK based organisation, Include Me...

Vale Sue Salthouse

Written by: Carolyn Frohmader, WWDA CEO, and Christina Ryan, CEO, Disability Leadership Institute, for and on behalf of Women with...

WWDA’s response to the Disability Royal Commission’s Group Homes issue paper

In 2020 the Disability Royal Commission released an issues paper on group homes. The issues paper asked 10 questions based...

WWDA is hiring a Senior Project Officer

Senior Project Officer - Flexible Location

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...

Media Release: Urgent action needed to keep women and girls with disability safe, says national peak body

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA), joins with the disability community throughout Australia in mourning the tragic deaths of 54 year...

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...