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There has long been a commitment by governments in Australia to provide community based accommodation services to people with disability.
Over time this commitment has decreased to the point where a number of governments have redeveloped old institutions and provided congregate models of care to people with disability. This is in breach with governments obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The inaction from successive governments has meant that a number of different organisations and individuals have come together with a shared purpose – to get all Australian governments to deliver on this commitment to the closure of all institutions once and for all. We are holding them account to ensure an end to the segregation, congregation, and isolation of people with disability from the community.
People with disability are being Shut In to institutions and Shut Out of the community. This is a human rights abuse and it has to end.
The Shut-In Campaign is proud to launch its second Bulletin, which contains detailed information about the state of devolution in Australia today and draws attention to the fact that there are still people with disability living in institutional accommodation in Australia today. Click here to read this EBulletin
People with Disability Australia (PWD) welcomes today’s announcement by the NSW Government that funding has been provided to enable all large residential centres to be closed by 2017/18. - Read more... 37kb Word
People with Disability Australia (PWD) launched the Shut In Campaign to close institutions with an EBulletin - Click here to read this EBulletin
In the lead up to the announcement of the next five years of the NSW Government’s 10 year disability plan - Stronger Together II - PWD is calling for the closure of all institutions in NSW to be a key priority action. PWD is releasing a series of captioned Vodcasts on this issue – click here to watch the first one of youtube
The E-Bulletin is a source of PWDA's internal news and developments in the disability sector at the state, national and international levels. It goes out to members and interested others regularly by email.