Topic: News

Public Transport Survey for People with Disability

DPO Australia knows that people with disability are faced with many barriers when accessing or using public transport. We would like to hear from people with disability about their public transport experiences. We want to know if buses, trains, planes, taxis, trams, ferries, and other forms of public transport (e.g. Uber) meet your transport needs.…

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Consultation Paper: Protecting the Human Rights of People Born with Variations in Sex Characteristics in the context of Medical Interventions

In September 2018 DPO Australia made a brief submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s (AHRC) Consultation Paper, Protecting the Human Rights of People Born with Variations in Sex Characteristics in the context of Medical Interventions. Our submission asserts that the international human rights framework, including the growing body of human rights jurisprudence in this…

New National Awards for Disability Leadership – Nominate Now!

National Awards for Disability Leadership The National Awards for Disability Leadership recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contribution and leadership shown by disabled people and our organisations in Australia today. These Awards reflect what is important to disabled people and the ways that we are effecting change and pursuing equality for our community. They recognise outstanding…

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,…

Position Paper: Opposition to DES Funding Cuts for Participants with Higher Support Needs

Since 2015, DPO Australia and Inclusion Australia have represented the collective voice of people with disability within the Department of Social Services’ (DSS) Disability Employment Service (DES) reform process. Read our joint Position Paper below, or download as a Word document: Position Paper: Opposition to DES Funding Cuts [DOC] Background Disability Employment Services (DES) is…