Our 2013 Federal Election campaign focuses on a socially just, accessible and inclusive community using four key messages to the next Australian Government.

These are:

  1. Get Real on Jobs Word 102kb | Get Real on Jobs (webpage)
    Increase the employment levels of people with disability 
  2. Deliver the NDIS Word 107kb | Deliver the NDIS (webpage)
    Build a sustainable, person-centred NDIS. 
  3. Stop the Abuse Word 101kb | Stop the Abuse (webpage)
    Embed a holistic strategy of prevention, protection, prosecution and partnership. 
  4. Make the Convention Real Word 103kb | Make the Convention Real (webpage)
    Implement the National Disability Strategy

Election Disability Q and A - 30 August 2013

On Friday 30 August, PWDA held an Election Disability Q and A event at the Mercure Hotel. 

Click here to view the webcast from night

Click here to read the speech by PWDA President Craig Wallace.

The evening was chaired by Tim Ferguson with guest panellists Senator Mitch Fifield - Shadow Minister for Disabilities, Carers and the Voluntary Sector and Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate; Senator Rachel Siewert - The Australian Greens Spokesperson for Family Community and Disability Services; Senator the Hon Jan McLucas - Senator for Queensland, Minister for Human Services; Joan Hume - Founding and Life Member of People with Disability Australia, Former Director of PWD, Director of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to people with disability; Sam Connor - Member of People with Disability Australia, Member of NDIS Expert Committee on Workforce Development and Sector Capacity and Member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability WA; Craig Wallace - President of People With Disability Australia, Deputy Community Co-chair of the NDIS Expert Committee in the ACT, Member of the Leaders for Tomorrow Advisory Group, occasional opinion editorial commentator for ABC Ramp Up and recipient of the Centenary Medal for Services to People with a Disability.

Right to Vote

People with disability are entitled to the full enjoyment of our citizenship rights and responsibilities. One way of expressing our citizenship rights is by voting. The election will be held on Saturday 7 September 2013. Voting is compulsory.