Topic: Media Releases

Rights of people with disability routinely ignored: new report

Australia is failing many people with disability, says a new comprehensive report released today. “People with disability across Australia have told the United Nations, in a new report, about the widespread hardship, discrimination, violence and poverty they face every day,” said Ms Carolyn Frohmader, Executive Director of Women With Disabilities Australia, and member of Disabled…

People with disability call for Commissioners to step down

People with disability, their organisations and supporters have today called for two Commissioners to step down from their roles with the newly announced Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, and for stronger provisions for all Commissioners about real, perceived and potential conflicts of interest. “We want to make sure…

People With Disability Welcome Our Royal Commission

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement on the formation of our Royal Commission and its Letters Patent into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people with disability today, following the Government’s commitment of $527 million in the Federal Budget. “People with disability have called for this Royal Commission for…

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…

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,…

Disability Sector Welcomes Australian Government Sponsorship of National Awards for Disability Leadership

DPO Australia welcomes today’s announcement from Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, that the Australian Government will partner with us to support the 2018 National Awards for Disability Leadership, to be held on 3 December 2018. The National Awards for Disability Leadership are an initiative of the Disability Leadership Institute…