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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...

November newsletter from WWDA

Yesterday we sent out a WWDA Newsletter to our members and subscribers with updates from the team and the industry....

AWAVA Webinar on freedom from sexual and gender-based violence

On 20 October 2020, WWDA’s Project and Policy Officer, Heidi La Paglia, spoke at a webinar hosted by the Australian...

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...

Media Release: #MakeItSafeToSpeak

The Disability Royal Commission has been running for over a year without offering full confidentiality to people with disability making submissions.  ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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)...

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...

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...

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...

Royal Commission into family violence

In 2019, the Federal Government announced that they would be conducting a Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse,...