Topic: Media Releases

Media Release: Outstanding Disability Leaders Recognised in National Awards

People with disability, from around Australia, have been recognised by their peers for their outstanding leadership and achievements in the inaugural National Awards for Disability Leadership held today, International Day of People with Disability. “People with disability have come together to celebrate the strong expertise and talent of our community in our own National Awards,…

Disability Sector Welcomes Australian Government Sponsorship of National Awards for Disability Leadership

DPO Australia welcomes today’s announcement from Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, that the Australian Government will partner with us to support the 2018 National Awards for Disability Leadership, to be held on 3 December 2018. The National Awards for Disability Leadership are an initiative of the Disability Leadership Institute…

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 is comprised of People with Disability Australia (PWDA), First People’s Disability Network (FPDN), Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA), and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA). Violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability, including children…

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 young people with disability who live in nursing homes. This is a critical opportunity for the many thousands of older people with disability to have their voices heard and obtain justice for the violence, abuse,…

Media Release: Disability Employment Reforms Won’t Solve Employment Gap for People with Disability

National disability organisations have come together to highlight concerns about Federal Government reforms to Disability Employment Services (DES) which commenced on 1 July 2018. “We have repeatedly raised concerns about DES reforms, and the missed opportunity to create a successful employment support system for people with disability,” said Ms Therese Sands, Co-CEO of People with…

People with Disability Demand Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse

Today’s ABC Background Briefing report, into shocking cases of the killing of people with disability, shows why a Royal Commission into all forms of violence against people with disability is so urgent and important. “This new report exposes the terrible deaths of people with disability at the hands of those who are closest to them.…