Topic: News

DPO Australia Join Civil Society Groups Welcoming Australia’s Ratification of Torture Treaty

DPO Australia joins with our civil society colleagues in welcoming the Commonwealth Attorney General’s announcement that Australia had ratified an international human rights treaty known as the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT). “Ratification of this treaty is a highly significant moment in protecting the rights of the most segregated and isolated…

Senate Inquiry Release Report on Delivery of Outcomes Under the National Disability Strategy

Today, the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs (the Committee) released their report into delivery of outcomes under the National Disability Strategy 2010 – 2020 (NDS). The NDS is a ten year national policy framework for improving the life of people with disability in Australia, their friends, families and carers. The Committee noted that while…

Vale Uncle Lester Bostock OAM

DPO Australia members pass on our condolences to family and friends of Uncle Lester Bostock OAM who passed away last week. — Uncle Lester Bostock OAM passed away peacefully last Thursday morning. Lester Bostock was a proud Bundjalung man and a leader of the Aboriginal disability movement and pioneer of Aboriginal film-making and media. He…

ICCPR Delegation Meet with Australian Government Delegation

On Tuesday 17 October DPO Australia representatives, along with our NGO delegation colleagues, met with the Australian Government Delegation in Geneva at the office of the Australian Permanent Mission. The meeting provided an important opportunity for the NGO delegation and Australian Government representatives to meet and discuss key themes that are included in the Australian Government report and the NGO…