Welcome to the latest edition of AFDO eNews.
Our member organisations work together to advocate for the rights of people with disability in Australia. However, it’s also important to recognise that our members are individual disability organisations in their own right. Each organisation has its own community, specialist skills and knowledge, and knows how to best communicate with their community. I’m pleased to provide updates on a sample of what some of our members have been working on in their own right for the disability community.
As we head into May, we are continuing to call for the Australian Government to urgently include Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients in the $550 per fortnight CoronaVirus Supplement. It is well recognised that 50% of people with disabilities already live in poverty so additional costs at this time are causing people a lot of distress and anxiety.
You can read the rest of Issue 12 – AFDO eNews here.