Topic: News

FPDN Speak to ABC Radio National on Risk to Disability Advocacy Funding in NSW

Damian Griffis, CEO of DPO Australia member organisation, First Peoples Disability Network, spoke to Larissa Behrendt on ABC RN about proposed cuts to advocacy groups in NSW, and about a new national advisory group of Elders with a lived experience of disability. Proposed funding cuts by the NSW Government have alarmed disability advocacy groups, with…

DPO Australia Member Presenting Keynote Address at First Virtual Disability Conference

Therese Sands, Co-CEO of People with Disability Australia (PWDA) – a member organisation of DPO Australia – will be making a keynote address at the First National Virtual Disability Conference, on Wednesday 21st March 2018. The presentation is titled ‘Community living – making the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities a reality‘ and…

Marking 25 Years of the Disability Discrimination Act

Today, 1st March, marks 25 years since the federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) came into force. This anniversary provides time to reflect on the impact of the DDA and to prepare for the reform still needed. There is an urgent need to audit and update the DDA to ensure it complies with the…

DPO Australia Provides Further Input into NDIS Code of Conduct

Today, Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA), on behalf of DPO Australia, is attending a full day workshop with the Department of Social Services to provide further input on NDIS Code of Conduct guidance material. The NDIS Code of Conduct will guide the actions of services and workers who provide services to people with disability under…

DPO Australia Join Civil Society Groups Welcoming Australia’s Ratification of Torture Treaty

DPO Australia joins with our civil society colleagues in welcoming the Commonwealth Attorney General’s announcement that Australia had ratified an international human rights treaty known as the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT). “Ratification of this treaty is a highly significant moment in protecting the rights of the most segregated and isolated…