Topic: News

DPO Australia and Disability Voices Tasmania have made a submission to the Second Review of Australia’s Premises Standards

People with disability face restricted access to participation in all aspects of life as a direct result of inaccessibility of the built environment. DPO Australia supports the current Disability (Access to Premises – Building) legislation, which sets the standard for the accessibility of the built environment in Australia. We believe in the integrity of the…

Open Letter To The Hon. Michaelia Cash, the Morrison Government and all Members of the Australian Federal Parliament

People with disability and our representative organisations call on Acting Attorney-General Michaelia Cash and the Morrison Government to keep your promise and pass legislation in the next sitting of Federal Parliament that will protect the confidentiality of information given to the Disability Royal Commission. The Disability Royal Commission is expected to run for three years.…

42 disability rights and advocacy organisations call for an end to the segregation of disabled people in Australia

People with disability and our rights and advocacy organisations are fighting to end the segregation of people with disability in Australian education, housing and workplaces. We urge the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) to recognise that segregation of people with disabilities is discrimination and a…

Recipients – National Awards for Disability Leadership

On International Day of People with Disabilities the National Awards for Disability Leadership have acknowledged the work of 14 outstanding disability leaders across 7 categories. Recognising the work done by disabled people and our organisations to support the Australian disability community through several challenging events including the pandemic, and bushfires and other natural disasters. We…

#MakeItSafeToSpeak Campaign Update:

A huge thank you to everyone who signed our open letter to the Attorney-General, or wrote in yourselves, asking for changes to legislation to protect the confidentiality of submissions and information provided to the Disability Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. The good news is: We have been heard! The Attorney-General has responded…