Tag: Abuse

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…

Factsheet: Violence and Abuse Against Persons with Disability

Background Evidence demonstrates that people with disability frequently experience sustained and repeated episodes of violence and abuse.[i] Women and girls with disability are at far greater risk of violence, particularly sexual violence, and experience significantly higher levels of all forms of violence by a greater number of perpetrators compared to their peers.[ii] Children and young…

DPO Australia Formal Briefing with Human Rights Committee (ICCPR)

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) formally briefed the UN Committee on Civil and Political Rights in Geneva on Monday 16 October in regard to the protection of the rights of people with disability. The DPO Australia briefing focused on high level key issues  including all forms of violence, denial of legal capacity, substitute decision-making regimes, migration laws, restrictive practices, mental health…

Disability Groups Call For Royal Commission Into Violence Against People With Disability

Tonight’s ABC Four Corners report, ‘Fighting the System’ exposed more evidence of the appalling levels of violence and abuse against people with disability in Australia.  This is only the tip of the iceberg. In light of the graphic and disturbing cases revealed this evening, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia), calls on the Federal Government…

ACDA Submission to CRPD Committee 14th Session – Right of Persons with Disabilities to Live Independently and be Included in the Community

In February 2016 the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) made a submission to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) Committee 14th Session ‘Day of General Discussion (DGD) on the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community’. Written by Carolyn Frohmader with input from Alliance members, the submission…

ACDA Submission to Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) provided a submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services in September 2015. The submission to this inquiry included a copy of the extensive ACDA submission made to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Violence, Abuse and Neglect against People with Disability in Institutional and Residential Settings, along with opening…