The NDIS Review is a once-in-a-decade chance to make this critical Scheme fit for the future, which will only happen if we have a seat at the table, say people with disability and our organisations.
Human rights, violence, abuse, segregation, older Australians: peak disability body reacts to Disability Royal Commission recommendations
The Disability Royal Commission’s (DRC) recently released 12 volume report into the state of support, laws, policies, and practices has made 222 recommendations ranging from human rights to employment, torture, education, and housing.
Peak advocacy groups Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) and Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) are calling for an end to discrimination against older people with disability.
AFDO welcomes today’s commitment from the ALP to policies that will optimise and strengthen Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We now call on all political parties and candidates to outline their views and position on supporting and improving the NDIS for Australians with disability.
AFDO has responded to The Senate Inquiry Report on the Purpose, Intent, and Adequacy of the Disability Support Pension, released earlier this week, conveying the report provides a clear blueprint for reform of a manifestly broken and harmful system.
Eminent Australians with Disability have rallied against the Religious Discrimination Bill, urging all Senators to vote NO when it appears in the Senate.