Topic: Representation

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 Leads NGO Coalition at Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 5th Periodic Review of Australia

On 29 May 2017, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) opened its 61st session.  At this session, the Committee will be reviewing States’ formal reports on the progress toward implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in Australia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uruguay.…

Media Release: Peak Disability Group Condemns Decision to Deny Deaf Juror Equal Access

Today the High Court of Australia unanimously rejected an appeal from Gaye Lyons, a Queensland women who had been turned down for jury service because she requires as Auslan interpreter to participate in proceedings. “The decision is very disappointing”, says peak national disability group, Disabled Persons Organisations Australia (DPO Australia). “However, we won’t be deterred…