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Disability Royal Commission into group homes starts today!

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability will hold its third public hearing in Melbourne this week, with a particular focus on group homes in Victoria. (Group homes refer to supported accommodation for up to six...

Employing people with disability is good business

Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes wrote an Op-ed piece in The Sydney Morning Herald today about how employer attitudes need to change about hiring people with disability.  As a community, our perceptions around and understanding of disability...

Announcement of AFDO International Coordinator

Following the AFDO Board meeting held last week, we are pleased to announce that AFDO Vice President, Trevor Carroll has been re-appointed to the role of International Coordinator for AFDO, for a further 12-months. This role is a 12-month appointment and we have been...

UN Report on Australia’s Review of CRPD

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the committee) has published its findings on its recent review of how Australia is meeting its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) The findings cover how...

Disability Support Pension Review

Urgent review needed to close cost of living gap and broaden eligibility for Disability Support Pension (DSP) Disability advocates and researchers are calling for urgent reforms to the Disability Support Pension, with a new report to be released today showing people...