Topic: Reports

DPO Australia Activity Report 2015-2016

This report provides an overview of the key activities of DPO Australia for the period July 2015 – July 2016 under four key, interconnecting areas: Submissions & Policy Advice: active participation in reform and review processes conducted by government/s and other key stakeholders, including through active participation on working and advisory groups and by providing…

DPO Australia Activity Work Plan July 2016-17

The DPO Australia Activity Work Plan builds on the work plan agreed by the member organisations of the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) in June 2015, and reflects the transition of the ACDA to DPO Australia. The Activity Work Plan is premised on the key work that is required by Department of Social Services (DSS)…

DPO Australia Election Platform

Approximately 20% of people living in Australia are people with disability. Yet we are too often shut out of civic life, jobs, and the community. We are often subjected to numerous forms of violence, exploitation, discrimination and segregation. We are hindered by negative attitudes; a lack of disability support; unimaginative programs; and inaccessible transport, buildings,…

Submission to the CRPD Committee 14th Session

In February 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) made a submission to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) Committee 14th Session ‘Day of General Discussion (DGD) on the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community’. Written by Carolyn Frohmader with input from Alliance members, the submission…

Report on the Australian Youth with Disability National Forum: Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

In November 2015, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) in collaboration with the Women with Disabilities Australia Youth Network (WWDAYouth), and the Victorian Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS), hosted a national forum of young people with disability on the theme of sexual and reproductive rights. The Youth with Disability National Forum was held as part of an exciting and innovative…