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Position Paper: Opposition to DES Funding Cuts for Participants with Higher Support Needs

Since 2015, DPO Australia and Inclusion Australia have represented the collective voice of people with disability within the Department of Social Services’ (DSS) Disability Employment Service (DES) reform process. Read our joint Position Paper below, or download as a Word document: Position Paper: Opposition to DES Funding Cuts [DOC] Background Disability Employment Services (DES) is…

Position Paper: Barriers to Informed Choice

Since 2015, DPO Australia and Inclusion Australia have represented the collective voice of people with disability within the Department of Social Services’ (DSS) Disability Employment Service (DES) reform process. Disappointingly, we are now unable to support fundamental features of the DES reforms that come into effect on 1 July 2018.  Key aspects of these reforms…

People with Disability Demand Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse

Today’s ABC Background Briefing report, into shocking cases of the killing of people with disability, shows why a Royal Commission into all forms of violence against people with disability is so urgent and important. “This new report exposes the terrible deaths of people with disability at the hands of those who are closest to them.…

Media Release: Australian with Disability Voted onto the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) warmly congratulates Australian candidate, Rosemary Kayess on her election to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The election took place overnight at the United Nations in New York. This week, countries that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)…

Media Release: Royal Commission Urgently Needed to Shine Light on Violence Against People with Disability

People with disability and our representative organisations are urging the Federal Government to call a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability across Australia. “We’re seeing how powerful a Royal Commission is in exposing huge problems, and illegal behaviour, in the banking and finance industry right now,” said Ms Bonnie Millen, President…