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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…

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…