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Australian delegation heading to the 22nd Session of the CRPD Committee

Australia signed up to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in 2008.  Australia has to report to the United Nations every four years, and be reviewed on what it has achieved. Australian Delegation A delegation of seven...

AFDO eNews #05 – August 2019

From our CEO Ross Joyce Welcome to the latest edition of AFDO eNews. I am happy to announce that the Disability Rights Now 2019: Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has been released and is...

Disability Royal Commission is now accepting submissions

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is now accepting submissions, and they want to hear from all Australians with disability about their experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Please be aware...

Australian Representation at CoSP 2019

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) was pleased to participate again this year in the Conference of States Parties (CoSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  The annual conference is held each June at the...