Topic: News

ACDA Releases First Activity Report – January to July 2015

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) was formally announced by the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Mitch Fifield, in February 2015. The first six months has seen the ACDA focus on beginning work to formally establish the new Alliance model, through the development of an Operating model, Priority Activity Work Plan, policies, procedures and protocols…

End The Violence Campaign (2015)

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) is running a Facebook and Twitter campaign that aligns with the extensive ACDA submission to the 2015 Australian Government Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings (access ACDA submission). Infographics and associated case vignettes are being released daily on Twitter and Facebook throughout the…

Submission to Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings

In August 2015 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance made a submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings. The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) is a national representative body, made up of four Disabled People’s Organisations including Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA); People with…

ACDA Submission to Review of the National Disability Advocacy Framework

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided a submission to the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) in response to their discussion paper regarding the review of national disability advocacy framework. In the submission ACDA notes that it fully supports the ongoing programmatic structural arrangements for the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP). This includes the independence of NDAP…

ACDA Submission to Consideration of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for People who are Blind, Visually Impaired or otherwise Print Disabled

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided a brief submission to the Australian Government Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, to express our unequivocal support for the ratification by Australia of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for People who are Blind, Visually Impaired or otherwise Print Disabled (Marrakesh, 27 June 2013) –…

ACDA Submission to Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided the following brief submission and relevant background materials to the Victorian Government’s Royal Commission into Family Violence in regard to the context of family violence for people with disability. The submission particularly focused on highlighting the disproportionate experience of family and other forms of violence for people with disability generally,…