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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...

UN Review on the Rights of Persons with Disability in Australia

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Committee) last week concluded its review of Australia on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Issues raised Australia’s Disability...

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...