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Civil Society Statement to the Australian Government Calling for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse and Neglect of People with Disability

In May 2017 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) coordinated a civil society statement to The Hon Malcom Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, calling for the immediate establishment of a Royal Commission into all forms of violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability. The Civil Society Statement was endorsed by over 160 organisations and 383 individuals. The statement…

Submission: Submission to Senate Inquiry into NDIS (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017

In Jul 2017 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) provided a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017. The Bill outlines amendments to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Act 2013 under two Schedules: Schedule 1 establishes a…

Submission: List of Issues to be Adopted During the 18th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has prepared a submission for and on behalf of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The submission is a proposed List of Issues to be adopted at the Committee’s 18th session (14th August to 1st September 2018), in respect to Australia’s compliance…

Joint NGO Media Release: Australia’s Human Rights Record Criticised by UN Expert Committee

Australia has been criticised by an expert United Nations Committee following its appearance before the UN Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights last month. Last night the UN Committee released its Concluding Observations, a statement outlining its assessment of Australia’s performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The statement…

Media Release: We Call on this Parliament to Deliver Secure, Sustainable and Sufficient Funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

To cement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as a universal system for all Australians, sufficient and sustainable funding must be secured now, while there is strong bipartisan commitment. The NDIS must not become a ‘political football’. The NDIS is a long over-due system for providing individualised funding for support services for people with disability…

Media Release: 163 Civil Society Organisations call on Prime Minister to announce a Royal Commission into Disability Violence

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) along with 163 civil society organisations, and 383 individuals wrote to Prime Minister Turnbull yesterday calling for a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability, as was recommended by the Senate Inquiry two years ago. A diverse group of organisations from across Australia signed the statement,…