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

Source: AFDO

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

Source: AFDO

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

Source: AFDO

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

Source: AFDO

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

Now is the time to act on pandemic measures for people with disability

Source: AFDO

People with disability, and their organisations, across Australia are calling for urgent action, again, to keep us safe during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Over 70 national, state and territory disability organisations have come together to urge the National Cabinet to take the urgent action we need to keep people with disability free of the COVID-19 […]

Source: AFDO

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