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Latest News

  • Discrimination against people with disability applying for Permanent Residency

    The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) disapproves of aspects of migration policy which explicitly discriminates against people with medical conditions and disability. 

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  • Violence against people with disability a national shame

    On 27 August the Australian Cross Disability Alliance appeared before the Senate Committee inquiring into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings.

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  • Call for urgent action

    The Australian Cross Disability Alliance calls on the Australian Government to act swiftly to address the epidemic of violence against children and adults with disability in residential and institutional settings throughout Australia.

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  • Our latest E-Bulletin is out now

    Stay up-to-date with the latest disability and human rights advocacy news from Australia and abroad by downloading the latest People with Disability Australia (PWDA) E-Bulletin. 

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  • Wage Justice Campaign: UPDATE

    AAT ruling means that ADEs must move forward to meet their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

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  • 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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  • 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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