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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…

Joint Position Statement: A call for a rights-based framework for sexuality in the NDIS

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was ratified by Australia in 2008, stating that governments have an obligation to ensure that people with disability can enjoy rich and fulfilling lives equal to others in society. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is underpinned by the rights enshrined in the CRPD,…

People with disability to take concerns to the United Nations

A delegation of people with disability is getting ready to present to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN Committee) about the progress Australia has made to make our rights real.  The UN Committee is reviewing Australia’s progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)…

CRPD Shadow Report consultation survey results

We asked people with disability about their rights in an online survey to help us prepare the Civil Society Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Here’s what we found out. Key statistics A majority of survey respondents are unable to access the support they need (61%) 44%…

Disability community renews our calls for Commissioners to stand aside

People with disability are again raising the alarm that the integrity of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is at risk due to the significant conflicts of interest of two of the appointed Commissioners, Ms Barbara Bennett PSM and the Hon. John Ryan AM. On 8 April this…