Topic: Media Releases

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…

Media Release: Peak Disability Group Condemns Decision to Deny Deaf Juror Equal Access

Today the High Court of Australia unanimously rejected an appeal from Gaye Lyons, a Queensland women who had been turned down for jury service because she requires as Auslan interpreter to participate in proceedings. “The decision is very disappointing”, says peak national disability group, Disabled Persons Organisations Australia (DPO Australia). “However, we won’t be deterred…