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The Australian Civil Society Parallel Report Group is a collaboration of Australian Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs), disability advocacy organisations, disability legal centres and human rights organisations.  

From 15–19 April 2013, representatives from the Australian Civil Society Parallel Report Group attended the 9th Session of the Committee to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), in Geneva.  Parallel Report Group delegates - Therese Sands (People with Disability Australia) and Damian Griffis (First Peoples Disability Network Australia) :

  • attended Committee sessions,
  • held a side event on the List of Issues for Australia’s report to the Committee due in September,
  • attended a half-day of Discussion on Women and Girls with Disability and
  • met with diplomatic missions and representatives of international governmental and non-governmental organisations.

In 2012 the Parallel Report Group prepared a report on Australia’s compliance with the CRPD, Disability Rights Now, which was endorsed in whole or in part by over 70 non-governmental disability organisations. The report was developed following consultations with people with disability and their representative and advocacy organisations in each State and Territory of Australia and the receipt of over 200 submissions. 

Documents

Reports from Geneva

PWDAustralia @BackgroundBrief @sarahdingle_ "What signal does it send that a person with disability is left to starve to death i… https://t.co/PZO2Jah3di
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PWDAustralia Each year, people with disability mark the Disability Day of Mourning. https://t.co/DVbMaq44FR @BackgroundBrief #disabilityabuse
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PWDAustralia @BackgroundBrief @sarahdingle_ Nothing in the sentencing comments about Kyla - her likes and dislikes, about her as… https://t.co/xQeRe7h07g
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PWDAustralia @BackgroundBrief @sarahdingle_ In sentencing, judge made no mention of depriving Kyla Puhle of her liberty, or that… https://t.co/Z3J74jylVV
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PWDAustralia People with disability call for a Royal Commission into all forms of violence and abuse against us.… https://t.co/Q6bmK4MWHo
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