Topic: Representation

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.…

DPO Australia Sending Delegation to 11th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, June 2018

Representatives of the four Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) organisations are attending the 11th Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in June 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The annual conference brings together countries that have ratified the CRPD…

Advocacy Funding Welcome Relief for People with Disability in NSW

DPO Australia welcomes the NSW Government’s announcement today of continued funding for disability advocacy organisations in NSW, including DPO Australia members, People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN). A media release from the NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance is copied below. “You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief across the state…

FPDN Speak to ABC Radio National on Risk to Disability Advocacy Funding in NSW

Damian Griffis, CEO of DPO Australia member organisation, First Peoples Disability Network, spoke to Larissa Behrendt on ABC RN about proposed cuts to advocacy groups in NSW, and about a new national advisory group of Elders with a lived experience of disability. Proposed funding cuts by the NSW Government have alarmed disability advocacy groups, with…

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…