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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)…

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…