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Peak Disability Org Seeks Federal Election Commitments Around Safety, Security And Support For People With Disability

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 7:16 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

Disability advocates want the next federal government to deliver people with disability better protection from COVID, better jobs and financial security, better housing and better support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Federal ... More >>

Peak Disability Org Slams 2022 Federal Budget For ‘Short-Changing’ People With Disability

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 6:59 am | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

Australia’s peak disability rights and advocacy organisation has criticised the Federal Government for not providing better support for people with disability in the 2022 Budget. People With Disability Australia (PWDA) says the Federal Government ... More >>

Omicron Staffing Crunch Putting Lives Of People With Disability At Risk

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 7:23 am | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

Disability advocates say the lives and health of people with disability are at risk because of the severe strain that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is putting on the disability support sector. People With Disability Australia President Samantha Connor: ... More >>

‘People Will Die;’ People With Disability Lead Push For Free Rapid COVID Tests

Tuesday, 4 January 2022, 5:30 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

Peak advocacy organisation People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has called for the nation’s governments to deliver free rapid antigen testing, increased resourcing and N95 masks for people with disability, their families and workforce. PWDA, which ... More >>

Disability Advocates: No Travel To Low-Vax Regions; More Access To 3rd Jabs To Protect People With Disability From COVID

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 7:57 am | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

Disability Advocates Call For No Travel To Low-Vax Regions And More Access To Third Jabs To Protect People With Disability From COVID With COVID-related travel restrictions to regional NSW set to ease next week, disability advocates are calling for restrictions ... More >>

With COVID Set To Run Free In NSW, Many People With Disability Face A Future Of Fear

Monday, 11 October 2021, 7:55 am | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

Disability advocates hold grave concerns that sluggish efforts to vaccinate people with disability in NSW will mean many disabled people now face sickness and death as the state starts to open up this week from COVID lockdown. National peak disability ... More >>

Advocates Fear People With Disability Set For Lockdown Limbo

Monday, 13 September 2021, 12:51 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

Disability advocates are concerned that people with disability are set to languish in lockdown when the states and territories open up again unless the Federal Government amps up COVID vaccination programs for clinically vulnerable people. As locked-down ... More >>

Disability Advocates Say New COVID-19 Vaccine Data Show People With Disability Are Being Left Behind

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 8:04 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

Disability advocates have increased pressure on the Federal Government to speed up and broaden the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for people with disability after the release of vaccination data which shows the rollout for people with disability is ... More >>

Advocate Calls For People With Disability To Have Vaccine Choice

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 8:22 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

Advocacy organisation People with Disability Australia has called for people with disability and their treating practitioners to be able to assess their risk of getting COVID-19 and choose what vaccine to get after residents and workers at a disability ... More >>

People With Disability Cannot Just ‘Live With COVID’

Saturday, 10 July 2021, 5:30 am | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

People with disability and their families are in the midst of the crisis of their lives, especially in New South Wales. On one hand, there is a pandemic raging with all the ferocity of an out of control forest fire. On the other, there is a fierce ... More >>

NSW Government Needs To Get Serious About Essential Services For People With Disability

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 4:26 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) and the Physical Disability Council of New South Wales (PDCN) have urged the NSW Government to get serious about ensuring people with disability can access essential services like transport and housing. PWDA Chief ... More >>

New Survey Points To Need To Speed Up Vaccine Rollout

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 1:43 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

  PWDA chief executive officer Sebastian Zagarella has acknowledged that while people with disability were left out of the Australian Government’s initial response to the COVID pandemic a new survey from the organisation points to a way ... More >>

COVID-19 Preparation Must Include People With Disability

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 5:41 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

People with disability must be included in all plans to manage the current COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. “People with disability need to be included at every stage of this public health crisis, so that we can manage our risk of catching the virus, ... More >>

Awards for Disability Leadership Finalists announced

Monday, 18 November 2019, 5:27 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

An outstanding field of 19 Finalists across 7 categories is announced today in the leadup to the National Awards for Disability Leadership, to be held via Global Live Webcast on 3 December 2019, International Day for People with Disabilities. Finalists ... More >>

Justice for people with disability at last

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:13 am | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

People with disability around Australia are hoping today’s opening of the Disability Royal Commission will be the start of bringing us justice for violence against us. More >>

People with disability call for end to violence and neglect

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 8:12 am | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

Violence and neglect against people with disability is a national crisis and must be addressed urgently by all levels of government and disability services. More >>

Employment the antidote to poverty

Saturday, 10 October 2015, 12:07 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

To mark Anti-Poverty Week 2015, the Australian Network on Disability (AND) and People with Disability Australia (PWDA) are calling on employers to recognise the skills, talents and contributions that people with disability can and do bring to the Australian ... More >>

NDIS landmark commitment in NSW and Vic welcomed

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 3:56 pm | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) congratulates the Australian, NSW and Victorian Governments for reaching agreements that will ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out in full in these States. More >>

2015 Budget: modest but welcome measures for disability

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 11:33 am | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) welcomes the 2015 Budget commitments to a modest but promising package of initiatives to address employment participation of people with disability. “For some time, PWDA has called for a comprehensive jobs ... More >>

Outrageous decision on disability wages

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 9:42 am | People with Disability Australia - PWDA

A decision by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to grant the Australian Government a further four month exemption to allow Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) to continue to pay workers under the discriminatory Business Services Wage ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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