Topic: News

Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the CRPD – New York 11 to 13 June 2019

DPO Australia is participating in the 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). COSP runs from 11th to 13th June 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The annual conference brings together countries that have ratified the UN CRPD and representatives from…

Federal Election 2019 – Major Political Parties’ Disability Policy Proposals

In the lead up to the Federal Election, all major political parties have shared their disability policy proposals. To help you know more about what the Liberal Party, Labour Party and the Greens plan to do for people with disability, Disabled People’s Organisation Australia (DPOA) has listed down their proposals below. To read the Liberal…

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Have Your Say: Consultation Survey Launched for United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Shadow Report

A civil society CRPD Shadow Report Working Group, made up of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), disability representative and advocacy organisations is now preparing the second civil society Shadow Report and we asked for people with disability to have their say through an online survey, which is now closed. In total, 892 people completed the survey.…

People with disability call for Commissioners to step down

People with disability, their organisations and supporters have today called for two Commissioners to step down from their roles with the newly announced Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, and for stronger provisions for all Commissioners about real, perceived and potential conflicts of interest. “We want to make sure…

Joint statement: Call for Commissioners to step down from Royal Commission

People with disability, and our organisations and supporters, have been calling for a Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence against us for many years. Recently, we have had cause to hope that our long campaign for justice was over. Yet while we greeted the Prime Minister’s announcement of the formation of our Royal Commission…

People With Disability Welcome Our Royal Commission

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement on the formation of our Royal Commission and its Letters Patent into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people with disability today, following the Government’s commitment of $527 million in the Federal Budget. “People with disability have called for this Royal Commission for…