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42 disability rights and advocacy organisations call for an end to the segregation of disabled people in Australia

42 disability rights and advocacy organisations call for an end to the segregation of disabled people in Australia

People with disability and our rights and advocacy organisations are fighting to end the segregation of people with disability in Australian education, housing and workplaces. We urge the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) to recognise that segregation of people with disabilities is discrimination and a […]

Source: AFDO

Open Letter to the Attorney-General, The Hon. Christian Porter MP

Open Letter to the Attorney-General, The Hon. Christian Porter MP

We call upon the Attorney-General to introduce legislation into the Australian Parliament to protect the confidentiality of information given to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The Disability Royal Commission is expected to run for 3 years. However, it has now run for over a year without adequate […]

Source: AFDO

Disability sector calls for greater accountability re NDIA settlement outcomes

Disability sector calls for greater accountability re NDIA settlement outcomes

AFDO has joined over 20 major organisations in the disability community in calling on the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to make public the details of appeal cases it is settling with scheme participants, to promote transparency, accountability, and an overall fairer system. Concerns about the scheme have been outlined in an open letter to […]

Source: AFDO

Statement of Concern – COVID-19: Human rights, disability and ethical decision-making

Statement of Concern – COVID-19: Human rights, disability and ethical decision-making

Internationally recognised Australian experts in the areas of human rights, bioethics and disability, have today released a Statement of Concern to emphasise key human rights principles and standards that need to underpin ethical decision-making in the context of disability and the COVID-19 pandemic. There are much greater risks from the COVID-19 pandemic for people with […]

Source: AFDO

Disability Peaks welcome Federal Governments recognition & support of people with disability in handling CoronaVirus

Disability Peaks welcome Federal Governments recognition & support of people with disability in handling CoronaVirus

The joint announcement today from Minister Ruston & Minister Robert, outlining significant financial and other supports for people with disability, along with support agencies to deal with CoronaVirus issues is welcomed by National Peak Disability Representative Organisations (DROs). The announcement has demonstrated the Government’s strong support and recognition of people with disability and the importance […]

Source: AFDO

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