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Royal Commission Terms of Reference are a step towards justice for people with disability

People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the Federal Government’s release of the Terms of Reference for our Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation  of people with disability. “We are pleased that the Government is commencing a consultation with people with disability on the Terms of Reference and has published detail…

Roadmap for our Royal Commission

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) has long been campaigning for a Royal Commission into all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We deserve an urgent response and justice for the high rates of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation we experience. We need a Royal Commission to lay out the…

Royal Commission vote welcome – now time to make it happen

Media Release – Royal Commission vote welcome_18 Feb 2019 Royal Commission vote welcome  –  now time to make it happen People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the vote in the Australian Parliament about a Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect against people with disability. The next step is…

Open Letter to the Prime Minister Scott Morrison: The urgent need for a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence against people with disability

People with disability and our representative organisations are urging the Federal Government to call a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence and abuse against people with disability across Australia. People with disability, friends, families, allies and supporters have for years now, been calling for a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence…

National Awards for Disability Leadership, 3 December 2018

The National Awards for Disability Leadership recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contribution and leadership shown by disabled people and our organisations in Australia today. These Awards reflect what is important to disabled people and the ways that we are effecting change and pursuing equality for our community. They recognise outstanding achievements by individuals, or disabled…

Disability Sector Welcomes Australian Government Sponsorship of National Awards for Disability Leadership

DPO Australia welcomes today’s announcement from Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, that the Australian Government will partner with us to support the 2018 National Awards for Disability Leadership, to be held on 3 December 2018. The National Awards for Disability Leadership are an initiative of the Disability Leadership Institute…