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Latest News

  • Communique - Changing the PWDA Association to a Corporation

    At the May meeting of PWDA's Governance Advisory Group, discussion focussed on the process of changing the association to a corporation, a company limited by guarantee. 

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  • Check out the latest edition of PWDA's E-Bulletin!

    You can keep up-to-date with the latest disability news, views and developments from Australia and abroad by reading our latest People with Disability Australia E-Bulletin. 

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  • Representing people with disability internationally

    People with Disability Australia took part in the 8th annual Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations in New York from 9-11 June.

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  • MEDIA RELEASE - NDIS Citizens’ Jury delivers verdict

    Results from a citizens’ jury assessing the progress of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have been released in the form of a scorecard report.

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  • 2015 Budget: modest but welcome measures for disability

    PWDA welcomes the 2015 Budget commitments to a modest but promising package of initiatives to address employment participation of people with disability.

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  • Outrageous decision on disability wages

    A decision by the Australian Human Rights Commission to allow Australian Disability Enterprises to continue to pay workers under a discriminatory wage assessment tool has shocked disability advocacy organisations.

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  • Survey a wake-up call on affordable, accessible housing

    The 2015 Rental Affordability Snapshot, released by Anglicare Australia confirms the doors to affordable, accessible housing are closed for people with disability. 

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  • Time for real action on jobs for people with disability

    There have been a number of inquiries and reviews into disability employment issues in the past, but there has not been enough action.

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  • Call to review decision regarding child with Down syndrome

    The Australian Cross Disability Alliance supports calls for the Department of Immigration to review its decision to deny a visa to a child because she has disability

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