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WWDA Performance Report July 2016 to December 2017

DPO Australia member, Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA), have released their organisational performance report for the period 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2017. The report details WWDA’s key activities over the previous 1.5 years. It demonstrates the scope and breadth of WWDA’s systemic advocacy work to promote, protect and advance the rights and freedoms…

Advocacy Funding Welcome Relief for People with Disability in NSW

DPO Australia welcomes the NSW Government’s announcement today of continued funding for disability advocacy organisations in NSW, including DPO Australia members, People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN). A media release from the NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance is copied below. “You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief across the state…

FPDN CEO Damian Griffis Appointed Co-Chair of Change The Record

Damian Griffis, CEO of First Peoples Disability Network – a founding member of DPO Australia – has been appointed to the role of Co-Chair of the Change The Record campaign. He will be working alongside Antoinette Braybook, CEO of the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS Victoria). Damian said: I’m looking forward to…

Submission Future of Supported Employment Consultation

Comprehensive systemic reform is required to increase the economic participation of people with disability. In a recent submission to an Australian Government consultation on the future of supported employment, DPO Australia recommended that a national strategy be implemented to phase out segregated employment, and include measures that support people with disability to transition to mainstream…

FPDN Speak to ABC Radio National on Risk to Disability Advocacy Funding in NSW

Damian Griffis, CEO of DPO Australia member organisation, First Peoples Disability Network, spoke to Larissa Behrendt on ABC RN about proposed cuts to advocacy groups in NSW, and about a new national advisory group of Elders with a lived experience of disability. Proposed funding cuts by the NSW Government have alarmed disability advocacy groups, with…

DPO Australia Member Presenting Keynote Address at First Virtual Disability Conference

Therese Sands, Co-CEO of People with Disability Australia (PWDA) – a member organisation of DPO Australia – will be making a keynote address at the First National Virtual Disability Conference, on Wednesday 21st March 2018. The presentation is titled ‘Community living – making the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities a reality‘ and…