Topic: Media Releases

People with disability tell United Nations about abuse, discrimination

People with disability from across Australia will today tell the United Nations in Geneva about our lives, and whether Australia is meeting its obligations to fulfil our rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). “Today, I’ll be telling the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities…

Time for sexuality policy for the NDIS

People with disability, and our organisations, are today calling for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to develop a comprehensive policy on sexuality for people with disability accessing the NDIS. “Today we’re releasing a position statement, signed by over 40 organisations, calling on the Australian Government to include sexuality supports in the NDIS,” said Matthew Bowden, Expert…

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…