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DPO Australia Election Platform

Approximately 20% of people living in Australia are people with disability. Yet we are too often shut out of civic life, jobs, and the community. We are often subjected to numerous forms of violence, exploitation, discrimination and segregation. We are hindered by negative attitudes; a lack of disability support; unimaginative programs; and inaccessible transport, buildings,…

Australian Cross Disability Alliance calls for a disability inclusive Australia

MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) calls on all election candidates to commit to building a disability inclusive Australia by supporting key election priorities outlined in the ACDA Election Platform released today. The ACDA Election Platform, “Building a Disability Inclusive Australia” asks for commitment to 13 policy priorities that will help shape and…

ACDA Sending Delegation to Conference of States Parties to the COSP CRPD 2016

A delegation representing the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) will attend the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). COSP runs from 14th to 16th June 2016 and will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Significantly, 2016 will…

ACDA Submission to Department of Communications and the Arts Communications Accessibility: 2016 and Beyond (May 2016)

In May 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided a submission to the Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts consultation ‘’Communications Accessibility: 2016 and Beyond’’, specifically in regard the future of the National Relay Service (NRS). In the submission ACDA emphasised  that all people with disability have a right to equal access to communication under…

Media Release: Australian Cross Disability Alliance Welcomes New Commissioners

06 May 2016 Media Release: Australian Cross Disability Alliance Welcomes New Commissioners  The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) congratulates the Attorney General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC for the appointment of three new Commissioners to the Australian Human Rights Commission. We particularly welcome the reinstatement of a dedicated Disability Discrimination Commissioner. ACDA looks forward…

ACDA Submission to NDIA Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Commissioning Framework Consultation

In late April 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) made a brief submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency’s NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Commissioning Framework consultation. The purpose of the ILC Commissioning Framework is to translate the ILC Policy Framework into measurable and achievable outcomes for people who currently or will access the…