Topic: News

Australian Cross Disability Alliance Applauds Senate’s call for Royal Commission into Violence Against People with Disability

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 26 November 2015 Australian Cross Disability Alliance Applauds Senate’s Call for Royal Commission into Violence Against People with Disability The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) welcomes the Senate Community Affairs Committee’s report and recommendations following its ‘Inquiry into Violence Against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings’, tabled late yesterday. The…

White Flower Memorial: Remembering People with Disability Who Have Died as a Result of Violence, Abuse or Neglect

On 25 November 2015, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) is acknowledging International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by supporting a White Flower Memorial to remember people with disability who have died as a result of violence, abuse or neglect. The Memorial specifically recognises that women with disability experience higher levels of…

United Nations Has Serious Concerns About Human Rights Violations Against Australians with Disability

Legilsa UNITED NATIONS: Serious Concerns About Human Rights Violations Against Australians with Disability Tuesday 10 November 2015 The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has raised serious concerns about human rights violations against Australians with disability during its review of Australia’s human rights record overnight in Geneva.  The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) allowed member States…

ACDA Attends International Expert Group Meeting on Youth and Disability Global Initiative

In early July 2015, Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA), a member of the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA), was invited to participate in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) International Expert Group meeting on the ‘Youth and Disability Policies of Social Inclusion, Gender Equality, Non-Discrimination and Prevention of Sexual Violence’ initiative (2015-2018). This four-year global…

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…