Topic: Senate Inquiries

ACDA Submission to Senate Inquiry into Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment in Australia

In late April 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) made a submission to Senate Affairs References Committee Inquiry into Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment in Australia. The submission provides an overview of the circumstances leading to and consequences of indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychosocial disability in Australia. In doing so…

ACDA Submission to Senate Inquiry into the “Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services”

In March 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) made a brief submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the “Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services”. The ACDA submission gave a brief background and context to the history and evidence base underlying…

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 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,…