Topic: Position Papers

Joint Statement on the NDIA Specialist Disability Accommodation Provider and Investor Brief

DPO Australia has joined with our sector colleagues to release a joint statement on the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Provider and Investor Brief.While we welcome the positive commitments to SDA set out in this brief, new messaging indicates that most people with disability with high and complex needs will be required to share housing and supports.…

Position Paper: Disability Inclusive National Preventive Mechanism (NPM)

Australia’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) requires the establishment of a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM). An NPM is an independent oversight mechanism focused on preventing torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment (ill-treatment) primarily by monitoring and inspecting places…