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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…

MEDIA RELEASE: #MakeItSafeToSpeak to the Disability Royal Commission

“People with disability who want to tell their stories to the Royal Commission are holding back, because they know there is a possibility that the perpetrators of violence may gain access to the information they give after the proceedings are done,” says Romola Hollywood, Director Policy and Advocacy, People with Disability Australia (PWDA).

#MakeItSafeToSpeak

The Disability Royal Commission has been running for over a year without offering full confidentiality to people with disability making submissions.   We are being asked to tell our personal stories of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, without a full guarantee that the perpetrators will never have access to the information we give. If we…

Statement of Concern – COVID-19: Human rights, disability and ethical decision-making

This Statement of Concern is made by internationally recognised independent experts in the area of human rights, bioethics and disability who have come together to emphasise key human rights principles and standards that need to underpin ethical decision-making in the context of disability and the COVID-19 pandemic. Downloads Endorsements If you, or your organisation, wishes…