Topic: Submissions

ACDA Submission to Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided a submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services in September 2015. The submission to this inquiry included a copy of the extensive ACDA submission made to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings, along with opening…

Submission to Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings

In August 2015 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance made a submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings. The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) is a national representative body, made up of four Disabled People’s Organisations including Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA); People with…

ACDA Submission to Review of the National Disability Advocacy Framework

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided a submission to the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) in response to their discussion paper regarding the review of national disability advocacy framework. In the submission ACDA notes that it fully supports the ongoing programmatic structural arrangements for the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP). This includes the independence of NDAP…

ACDA Submission to Consideration of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for People who are Blind, Visually Impaired or otherwise Print Disabled

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided a brief submission to the Australian Government Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, to express our unequivocal support for the ratification by Australia of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for People who are Blind, Visually Impaired or otherwise Print Disabled (Marrakesh, 27 June 2013) –…

ACDA Submission to Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided the following brief submission and relevant background materials to the Victorian Government’s Royal Commission into Family Violence in regard to the context of family violence for people with disability. The submission particularly focused on highlighting the disproportionate experience of family and other forms of violence for people with disability generally,…

ACDA Submission to Senate Inquiry into the Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes

In early 2014, the current Australian Government announced that it was streamlining and simplifying its grant processes, which included those through the DSS portfolio that funded national disability peak representative organisations. As part of this broad and wide-ranging reform, the Australian Government advised that, reflecting the long held concerns of the disability sector in Australia,…