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ACDA Submission to Senate Inquiry into Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment in Australia

In late April 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) made a submission to Senate Affairs References Committee Inquiry into Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment in Australia. The submission provides an overview of the circumstances leading to and consequences of indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychosocial disability in Australia. In doing so…

ACDA Submission to Senate Inquiry into the “Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services”

In March 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) made a brief submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the “Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services”. The ACDA submission gave a brief background and context to the history and evidence base underlying…

Submission to the CRPD Committee 14th Session

In February 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) made a submission to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) Committee 14th Session ‘Day of General Discussion (DGD) on the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community’. Written by Carolyn Frohmader with input from Alliance members, the submission…

Australian Cross Disability Alliance says ‘Hands off the NDIS’

Australian Cross Disability Alliance says ‘Hands off the NDIS’ 7th March 2016 Today’s media reports that the Federal Government is considering major changes to the funding and governance of the NDIS, have alarmed people with disability, families and advocates across Australia. “The NDIS has had support across political parties and all levels of government to…

ACDA Submission to CRPD Committee 14th Session – Right of Persons with Disabilities to Live Independently and be Included in the Community

In February 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) made a submission to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) Committee 14th Session ‘Day of General Discussion (DGD) on the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community’. Written by Carolyn Frohmader with input from Alliance members, the submission…