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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,…

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…

CRPD Review Delegation Members

Mr Damian Griffis, Delegation Lead and Mentor. Damian is a Worimi man and a leading advocate for the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Damian has been a central figure in the establishment of both the Aboriginal Disability Network NSW and First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN). Damian represents FPDN at…

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 Review Factsheets

The Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a comprehensive and wide-reaching look at the current state of disability rights in Australia. To zoom in on specific areas, we’ve created a series of factsheets based on the report. You can download them here…