Topic: News

Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry: National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs

In March 2017 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the ongoing cost and sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The member organisations that make up DPO Australia engage in a range of meetings, reference groups, inquiries and committees convened by the National Disability Insurance…

Disability Groups Call For Royal Commission Into Violence Against People With Disability

Tonight’s ABC Four Corners report, ‘Fighting the System’ exposed more evidence of the appalling levels of violence and abuse against people with disability in Australia.  This is only the tip of the iceberg. In light of the graphic and disturbing cases revealed this evening, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia), calls on the Federal Government…

DPO Australia Recommends Parliament Reject Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2017

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes the opportunity to provide our views on the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2017.   DPO Australia opposes the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 and recommends that it be rejected by the Parliament. We note with concern that this Bill contains a range…

DPO Australia Joins with Community Sector to Call for End to Centrelink RoboDebt

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) has joined with a consortium of leading organisations from Australia’s community sector calling on the government to immediately pull the plug on Centrelink’s RoboDebt, cease the intimidation and bullying of Centrelink clients and their families caught up in the automated debt recovery debacle, and provide a commitment that people’s protected information…

Don’t fund the NDIS with cuts to social services and childcare

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia), is alarmed and concerned that the Federal Government is linking budget cuts in the Omnibus Bill, now before the Senate, with funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). “We are shocked and troubled about this announcement from Treasurer Scott Morrison that once again links cuts to social security…