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People with disability tell United Nations about abuse & discrimination

Source: AFDO

People with disability from across Australia will today tell the United Nations in Geneva about our lives, and whether Australia is meeting its obligations to fulfill our rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). “Today, I’ll be telling the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities […]

Source: AFDO

People with disability to take concerns to the United Nations

Source: AFDO

A delegation of people with disability is getting ready to present to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN Committee) about the progress Australia has made to make our rights real. The UN Committee is reviewing Australia’s progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) […]

Source: AFDO

Conference of States Parties (CoSP) to the CRPD, 11 – 13 June 2019

Source: AFDO

Conference of States Parties (CoSP) We are pleased to be participating again this year in the 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties (CoSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  CoSP will be held from 11th to 13th June 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The […]

Source: AFDO

Coalition Government supports a Royal Commission into violence and abuse of people with disability

Source: AFDO

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) welcomes the Prime Minister and Liberal/National Coalition Government support to establish a Royal Commission (RC) into violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of people within disability in institutional and wider community settings. Mr Ross Joyce Chief Executive Officer of AFDO stated, “Today the Prime Minster and the Liberal/National Coalition […]

Source: AFDO

Coalition government must commit to a royal commission into violence & abuse of people with disability

Source: AFDO

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) commends the Senate for approving the motion last Thursday, from Green’s Senator Jordon Steele-John, to establish a Royal Commission (RC) into violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of people with disability in institutional and wider community settings across Australia. Opposition leader Bill Shorten personally pledged his and the ALP’s […]

Source: AFDO

Productivity Commission Review Nails Disability Agreements Reform for Australia

Source: AFDO

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) fully supports the recommendations and commends the Productivity Commission in its latest review outcomes into the National Disability Agreements (NDA). AFDO urges the Federal Government and every State & Territory government to adopt these recommendations and through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) commence building these recommendations into […]

Source: AFDO

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