Topic: News

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…

Report on the Australian Youth with Disability National Forum: Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

In November 2015, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) in collaboration with the Women with Disabilities Australia Youth Network (WWDAYouth), and the Victorian Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS), hosted a national forum of young people with disability on the theme of sexual and reproductive rights. The Youth with Disability National Forum was held as part of an exciting and innovative…

Media Release: Australian Cross Disability Alliance Calls for Investment in Australians with Disability for Future Prosperity

 Thursday 28th January 2016 The Australian Cross Disability Alliance is calling on the Government to end speculation about the National Disability Insurance Scheme and to give certainty to all Australians with disability. The NDIS is an essential part of our social infrastructure that will ensure that all Australians with disability finally have the support they…

ACDA Submission to Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided a submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services in September 2015. The submission to this inquiry included a copy of the extensive ACDA submission made to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings, along with opening…