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Royal Commission Terms of Reference are a step towards justice for people with disability

People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the Federal Government’s release of the Terms of Reference for our Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation  of people with disability. “We are pleased that the Government is commencing a consultation with people with disability on the Terms of Reference and has published detail…

Roadmap for our Royal Commission

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) has long been campaigning for a Royal Commission into all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We deserve an urgent response and justice for the high rates of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation we experience. We need a Royal Commission to lay out the…

Royal Commission vote welcome – now time to make it happen

Media Release – Royal Commission vote welcome_18 Feb 2019 Royal Commission vote welcome  –  now time to make it happen People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the vote in the Australian Parliament about a Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect against people with disability. The next step is…

Open Letter to the Prime Minister Scott Morrison: The urgent need for a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence against people with disability

People with disability and our representative organisations are urging the Federal Government to call a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence and abuse against people with disability across Australia. People with disability, friends, families, allies and supporters have for years now, been calling for a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence…

Submission to Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards)

In December 2018 Disabled Peoples Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) provided a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities Issues Paper: Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards). In response to the issues paper, DPO Australia conducted a survey across our membership to capture the public transport…

Media Release: Outstanding Disability Leaders Recognised in National Awards

People with disability, from around Australia, have been recognised by their peers for their outstanding leadership and achievements in the inaugural National Awards for Disability Leadership held today, International Day of People with Disability. “People with disability have come together to celebrate the strong expertise and talent of our community in our own National Awards,…