Menu

9 June: 163 Civil Society Organisations call on Prime Minister to announce a Royal Commission into Disability Violence (DPOA)
Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) along with 163 civil society organisations, and 383 individuals wrote to Prime Minister Turnbull yesterday calling for a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability, as was recommended by the Senate Inquiry two years ago.
Click here to read more.

26 May: Disability groups welcome ALP commitment to Royal Commission into violence against people with disability (DPOA)
Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes today’s announcement by the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, the Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services Jenny Macklin, and the Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers, Carol Brown, that the Australian Labor Party (ALP) supports our campaign for a Royal Commission into violence against people with disability.
Click here to read more.

9 May: Great NDIS and job support wins, but harsh welfare measures for people with disability (DPOA)
Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes some big wins for people with disability in tonight’s Federal Government Budget, but is very concerned by the punitive approach to welfare support that will make life harder for those doing it tough, including people with disability.
Click here to read more.

27 March: Disability groups renew call for Royal Commission into violence against people with disability (DPOA)
Tonight’s ABC Four Corners report, ‘Fighting the System’ exposed more evidence of the appalling levels of violence and abuse against people with disability in Australia.  This is only the tip of the iceberg. In light of the graphic and disturbing cases revealed this evening, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia), calls on the Federal Government to reconsider its recent refusal to conduct a Royal Commission into violence and abuse of people with disability.
Click to read more.

21 March: Disability groups stand together against transport cuts
National and state disability groups have come together to campaign against proposed cuts to the Mobility Allowance for people with disability, and today released a joint statement outlining their concerns.
Click to read more.

3 March: Disability Groups Slam Government Decision Not to Hold Royal Commission Into Violence and Abuse (DPOA)
Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia), an alliance of national peak groups of people with disability, strongly condemned the decision by the Federal Government to rule out a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability.
Click to read more.

28 February: Record number of people with disability marching in Mardi Gras this Saturday
More than 150 people with disability will be marching in the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday 4 March.
Click here to read more.

13 February: Don’t fund the NDIS with cuts to social services and childcare (DPOA)
Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia), is alarmed and concerned that the Federal Government is linking budget cuts in the Omnibus Bill, now before the Senate, with funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Click here to read more.

5 January: Centrelink Debt Recovery Fiasco Must Be Suspended (DPOA)
Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) calls for the Centrelink debt recovery process to be immediately halted, amid concern about the impact on people with disability.
Click here to read more.