Topic: Submissions

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…

Submission to Royal Commission on Terms of Reference

DPO Australia has developed its Submission on the draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect of People with Disability. DPO Australia’s Submission highlights several crucial issues missing from the draft Terms of Reference that we believe must be included in order for the Royal Commission to live up to…

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…

Submission to Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards)

In December 2018 Disabled Peoples Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) provided a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities Issues Paper: Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards). In response to the issues paper, DPO Australia conducted a survey across our membership to capture the public transport…

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Consultation Paper: Protecting the Human Rights of People Born with Variations in Sex Characteristics in the context of Medical Interventions

In September 2018 DPO Australia made a brief submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s (AHRC) Consultation Paper, Protecting the Human Rights of People Born with Variations in Sex Characteristics in the context of Medical Interventions. Our submission asserts that the international human rights framework, including the growing body of human rights jurisprudence in this…

Joint Submission to Inquiry into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

In April 2018 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) and Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) made a brief, joint submission to the Senate Inquiry into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDGs are highly relevant to people with disability. People with disability are explicitly referred to in the targets of…