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Australian Cross Disability Alliance Condemns Treatment of Student Locked in Cage

MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) is appalled at the report on last night’s ABC 7.30 program about the abuse and restraint of a student with disability. “This is not an issue of one ‘bad’ school, one ‘bad’ teacher or one ‘bad’ education system – it is clearly a national, systemic issue that…

Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) Calls for an End to Mandatory and Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers Following Release of Nauru Files

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) joins the call to end mandatory and indefinite detention of asylum seekers as a matter of urgency.  The exposure of the inhuman treatment of refugees on Nauru contained in the ‘Nauru Files’ is damning for Australia.  We have clear evidence that the current conditions facing detainees in offshore mandatory…

DPO Australia Activity Report 2015-2016

This report provides an overview of the key activities of DPO Australia for the period July 2015 – July 2016 under four key, interconnecting areas: Submissions & Policy Advice: active participation in reform and review processes conducted by government/s and other key stakeholders, including through active participation on working and advisory groups and by providing…

Election 2016: Parties respond to ACDA election platform

The major political parties, the Liberal-National Coalition, the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Greens, have responded to the Australian Cross Disability Alliance election platform – details are set out below. Liberal-National Coalition – Election 2016 – Coalition response to ACDA election platform (PDF 500kb) Election 2016 – Coalition response to ACDA election platform (Word…

COSP 2016 Update from the UN

Cashelle Dunn, Bonnie Millen and Brendan Pearce are over in New York attending the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD 2016 for the Australian Cross Disability Alliance – you can read more about the full delegation here. They are sending back some videos, detailing what they are doing, and Brendan has a report on…

DPO Australia Activity Work Plan July 2016-17

The DPO Australia Activity Work Plan builds on the work plan agreed by the member organisations of the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) in June 2015, and reflects the transition of the ACDA to DPO Australia. The Activity Work Plan is premised on the key work that is required by Department of Social Services (DSS)…