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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…

Representation Activities (May 2015)

May 2015 Date Activity Detail 05/15 Australian Human Rights Commission: National Reference Group, Willing to Work Inquiry PWDA represents ACDA on the National Reference Group.

Representation Activities (April 2015)

April 2015 Date Activity Detail 07/04/15 ACDA Media Release: Immigration Department of Immigration to review decision relating to child with Down syndrome. 21/04/15 Senate Community Affairs References Committee: Inquiry into the impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services WWDA and PWDA gave…