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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”...

CCYDN Event: Taking Charge of Our Future

The Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network executive is holding a number of events between October and December for young people with...

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...

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...

Our Place renamed to Our Site

From WWDA President, Tricia Malowney WWDA would like to announce that our new website for and by women and girls...

Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus (also called COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus. The World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 was a...

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...

Media release COVID-19 Statement of Concern: Human rights, disability and ethical decision-making

Internationally recognised Australian experts in the areas of human rights, bioethics and disability, have today released a Statement of Concern...

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...

Media Release – Keep us safe: Government-funded workplaces putting up to 20,000 Aussies with intellectual disability in the firing line of COVID-19

Australian workers with intellectual disabilities and their families are concerned they are being exposed to a high risk of contracting...