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ACDA Submission to Review of the National Disability Advocacy Framework

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided a submission to the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) in response to their discussion paper regarding the review of national disability advocacy framework. In the submission ACDA notes that it fully supports the ongoing programmatic structural arrangements for the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP). This includes the independence of NDAP…

ACDA Submission to Consideration of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for People who are Blind, Visually Impaired or otherwise Print Disabled

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided a brief submission to the Australian Government Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, to express our unequivocal support for the ratification by Australia of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for People who are Blind, Visually Impaired or otherwise Print Disabled (Marrakesh, 27 June 2013) –…

ACDA Submission to Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided the following brief submission and relevant background materials to the Victorian Government’s Royal Commission into Family Violence in regard to the context of family violence for people with disability. The submission particularly focused on highlighting the disproportionate experience of family and other forms of violence for people with disability generally,…

ACDA Submission to Senate Inquiry into the Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes

In early 2014, the current Australian Government announced that it was streamlining and simplifying its grant processes, which included those through the DSS portfolio that funded national disability peak representative organisations. As part of this broad and wide-ranging reform, the Australian Government advised that, reflecting the long held concerns of the disability sector in Australia,…

Representation Activities (July 2015)

July 2015 Date Activity Detail 07/07/15 The 13th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development: Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice, May 5-8, 2016 Salvador, Brazil Submitted written Application for the ACDA to present a Conference session on ‘Building Alliances to Address and Prevent Gendered Disability Violence’. WWDA coordinating this initiative…

Representation Activities (June 2015)

June 2015 Date Activity Detail 4/06/15 Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) Disability Advisory Committee NEDA and WWDA attended the annual forum of the AEC Disability Advisory Committee. 06/15 Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) Advisory Group PWDA represents ACDA on the National Reference Group. 11/06/15 Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration: ‘Inquiry into Domestic Violence in…