Topic: Media Releases

Don’t fund the NDIS with cuts to social services and childcare

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia), is alarmed and concerned that the Federal Government is linking budget cuts in the Omnibus Bill, now before the Senate, with funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). “We are shocked and troubled about this announcement from Treasurer Scott Morrison that once again links cuts to social security…

Media Release: Centrelink Debt Recovery Fiasco Must Be Suspended

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) calls for the Centrelink debt recovery process to be immediately halted, amid concern about the impact on people with disability. “We are concerned that the current debt recovery process, that uses automated data matching, is particularly unfair for people with disability,” says Matthew Bowden, Co-CEO, People with Disability Australia,…

Media Release: Expertise of People with Disability Vital to the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

A diverse partnership of 37 representative organisations of people with disability, disability advocacy organisations and disability peak bodies are calling for the 2017 Board of the NDIA to ensure strong representation of people with disability. The partner organisations made their call as part of a Civil Society NDIS Statement directed to the Council of Australian…

DPOA Lodge Complaint with ABC News (Australia) Regarding Offensive “It’s like she’s a three-year-old” Article

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPOA) has lodged a formal complaint with Michelle Guthrie, Managing Director of the ABC. The complaint was made in regard to an article entitled “It’s like she’s a three-year-old’: What life’s like when your children never grow up”, published on the ABC News website on 12 December 2016. DPOA believes that all people with…

Media Release: International Day of People with Disability Celebrate, Reflect, Act

The 3rd of December each year is the United Nations International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). This IDPwD, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) celebrates the achievements and contributions of people with disability, reflects on our gains in creating equity and inclusion, and continues to act to make our human rights a reality. IDPwD…