Topic: News

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…

Senate Inquiry Release Report on Delivery of Outcomes Under the National Disability Strategy

Today, the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs (the Committee) released their report into delivery of outcomes under the National Disability Strategy 2010 – 2020 (NDS). The NDS is a ten year national policy framework for improving the life of people with disability in Australia, their friends, families and carers. The Committee noted that while…