Topic: News

Joint Submission to Inquiry into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

In April 2018 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) and Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) made a brief, joint submission to the Senate Inquiry into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDGs are highly relevant to people with disability. People with disability are explicitly referred to in the targets of…

DPO Australia Sending Delegation to 11th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, June 2018

Representatives of the four Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) organisations are attending the 11th Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in June 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The annual conference brings together countries that have ratified the CRPD…

WWDA Performance Report July 2016 to December 2017

DPO Australia member, Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA), have released their organisational performance report for the period 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2017. The report details WWDA’s key activities over the previous 1.5 years. It demonstrates the scope and breadth of WWDA’s systemic advocacy work to promote, protect and advance the rights and freedoms…

Advocacy Funding Welcome Relief for People with Disability in NSW

DPO Australia welcomes the NSW Government’s announcement today of continued funding for disability advocacy organisations in NSW, including DPO Australia members, People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN). A media release from the NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance is copied below. “You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief across the state…

FPDN CEO Damian Griffis Appointed Co-Chair of Change The Record

Damian Griffis, CEO of First Peoples Disability Network – a founding member of DPO Australia – has been appointed to the role of Co-Chair of the Change The Record campaign. He will be working alongside Antoinette Braybook, CEO of the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS Victoria). Damian said: I’m looking forward to…

Submission Future of Supported Employment Consultation

Comprehensive systemic reform is required to increase the economic participation of people with disability. In a recent submission to an Australian Government consultation on the future of supported employment, DPO Australia recommended that a national strategy be implemented to phase out segregated employment, and include measures that support people with disability to transition to mainstream…