Topic: Media Releases

Australian Cross Disability Alliance Condemns Treatment of Student Locked in Cage

MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) is appalled at the report on last night’s ABC 7.30 program about the abuse and restraint of a student with disability. “This is not an issue of one ‘bad’ school, one ‘bad’ teacher or one ‘bad’ education system – it is clearly a national, systemic issue that…

Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) Calls for an End to Mandatory and Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers Following Release of Nauru Files

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) joins the call to end mandatory and indefinite detention of asylum seekers as a matter of urgency.  The exposure of the inhuman treatment of refugees on Nauru contained in the ‘Nauru Files’ is damning for Australia.  We have clear evidence that the current conditions facing detainees in offshore mandatory…

Australian Cross Disability Alliance calls for a disability inclusive Australia

MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) calls on all election candidates to commit to building a disability inclusive Australia by supporting key election priorities outlined in the ACDA Election Platform released today. The ACDA Election Platform, “Building a Disability Inclusive Australia” asks for commitment to 13 policy priorities that will help shape and…

ACDA Sending Delegation to Conference of States Parties to the COSP CRPD 2016

A delegation representing the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) will attend the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). COSP runs from 14th to 16th June 2016 and will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Significantly, 2016 will…

Media Release: Australian Cross Disability Alliance Welcomes New Commissioners

06 May 2016 Media Release: Australian Cross Disability Alliance Welcomes New Commissioners  The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) congratulates the Attorney General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC for the appointment of three new Commissioners to the Australian Human Rights Commission. We particularly welcome the reinstatement of a dedicated Disability Discrimination Commissioner. ACDA looks forward…