Topic: Media Releases

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…

Media Release: Call for Action to End Indefinite Detention of People with Disability

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes the report on the Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment, which was tabled yesterday by the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs. The report outlines 32 recommendations for concerted law reform and justice measures as well as the development of integrated policies and programs to…

Media Release: Action urgently needed to stop violence against women with disability

Violence against women with disability occurs at alarming levels in Australia: at least twice the rate of other women. Today, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) calls for urgent action to address the human rights violation that is violence against women with disability. DPO Australia…

Media Release: ACT NDIS Shutdown Must Be Reversed

A number of national and ACT disability representative and advocacy organisations are today calling on the Australian and ACT governments to immediately work together to reverse the shutdown of the NDIS in the ACT. Despite welcome reassurances from Ministers, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has stated that there will be no new NDIS participants…