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PWDA is part of the NGO CRPD Shadow Report Project Group, made up of leading disability and human rights organisations, to provide an NGO perspective on Australia's implementation of the Convention. This Project Group receives significant pro bono support from DLA Phillips Fox and has undertaken consultations throughout Australia with the support of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Australian Civil Society Report to the United Nations CRPD - August 2012

This Civil Society Report on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) presents the perspective of people with disability in relation to Australia's compliance with its obligations under this convention. The Report has been compiled from consultations with people with disability and their representative and advocacy organisations, evidence from government and community initiated inquiries and various reports and submissions produced by Civil Society involved in the protection and promotion of human rights for people with disability.

Australian Civil Society Report on the CRPD - Word 3.8 MB

Australian Civil Society Report on the CRPD - Easy English 2.3MB

Watch an Auslan video about the report below

Sessions of the UN Comittee to the CRPD

September 2013 - 10th Session of the Committee
Representatives from the Australian Civil Society Parallel Report Group will attend the 10th Session of the Committee to the CRPD in Geneva, Switzerland, 2-13 September 2013. 
Click here for reports and documents relating to the 10th Session Representation at the United Nations.

April 2013 - 9th Session of the Committee
Representatives from the Australian Civil Society Parallel Report Group will attend the 9th Session of the Committee to the CRPD in Geneva, Switzerland, 15–19 April 2013. 
Click here for reports and documents relating to the 9th Session representation at the United Nations.

NGO CRPD Shadow Report Group Communique