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Key Principles for a Sustainable Disability Support Pension

Australia is a party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Under articles 9 and 28 of these instruments respectively, the Australian Government is obliged to...

Vale Paul Cain

On behalf of the Board of AFDO, the Executive and staff, we are saddened by the loss of a remarkable man whose pursuit was to ensure every Australian with an Intellectual Disability was afforded the same rights and freedoms as their peers.   I have had the privilege...

AFDO eNews – Issue 3

In our third issue of AFDO eNews, we are happy to announce that AFDO will again be attending the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) this year. We also recently launched the Disability Australia Hub website which provides the community with a gateway to access high quality, up-to-date, disability specific information informed by people with disability and their families.

AFDO eNews – Issue 2

In our second issue of AFDO eNews, we release the first video from our Information Forum held in October 2017. The video is the Opening Address by the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, who spoke on the day about abuse and neglect of people with disability, employment, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We also take a look at what we’ve achieved in the policy and advocacy space over the last few months.