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Media Release: Australian Cross Disability Alliance Calls for Investment in Australians with Disability for Future Prosperity

 Thursday 28th January 2016 The Australian Cross Disability Alliance is calling on the Government to end speculation about the National Disability Insurance Scheme and to give certainty to all Australians with disability. The NDIS is an essential part of our social infrastructure that will ensure that all Australians with disability finally have the support they…

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…

Australian Cross Disability Alliance Applauds Senate’s call for Royal Commission into Violence Against People with Disability

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 26 November 2015 Australian Cross Disability Alliance Applauds Senate’s Call for Royal Commission into Violence Against People with Disability The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) welcomes the Senate Community Affairs Committee’s report and recommendations following its ‘Inquiry into Violence Against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings’, tabled late yesterday. The…

White Flower Memorial: Remembering People with Disability Who Have Died as a Result of Violence, Abuse or Neglect

On 25 November 2015, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) is acknowledging International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by supporting a White Flower Memorial to remember people with disability who have died as a result of violence, abuse or neglect. The Memorial specifically recognises that women with disability experience higher levels of…

United Nations Has Serious Concerns About Human Rights Violations Against Australians with Disability

Legilsa UNITED NATIONS: Serious Concerns About Human Rights Violations Against Australians with Disability Tuesday 10 November 2015 The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has raised serious concerns about human rights violations against Australians with disability during its review of Australia’s human rights record overnight in Geneva.  The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) allowed member States…

ACDA Attends International Expert Group Meeting on Youth and Disability Global Initiative

In early July 2015, Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA), a member of the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA), was invited to participate in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) International Expert Group meeting on the ‘Youth and Disability Policies of Social Inclusion, Gender Equality, Non-Discrimination and Prevention of Sexual Violence’ initiative (2015-2018). This four-year global…