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Call for Papers: Disability Employment Australia Conference

The Call for Papers for Disability Employment Australia’s Annual Conference 2017 is closing soon! This is your chance to share your presentation at Australia’s premier conference dedicated to discussing the future of disability employment and the DES sector.  We look forward to receiving a wide range of abstracts for this year’s conference. We ask that you please … Continue reading

Family Violence and Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is reviewing how victims of family violence can be assisted through the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996. It can be hard for victims of family violence to access assistance, due to lack of awareness and barriers to eligibility. The Commission is looking at ways to make things easier. The  consultations … Continue reading

2016 Report on the Operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities  – Community organisations survey

In Victoria, every person is entitled to enjoy human rights without discrimination.  Our Charter reflects the fundamental values that we want to see protected and promoted in our community. Each year, a report is presented to Parliament on the Charter that enables the public and Government to review and consider how the Charter is operating in … Continue reading

Consumers with Disability Education Tools Survey

In December 2016, the ACCC along with state and territory ACL Regulators released a suite of educational materials that provided information and support to consumers with disability when purchasing products and services. These materials were designed to empower consumers to make informed purchasing decisions, and to use their rights without hesitation if something they paid … Continue reading

Royal Commission Now

The ABC Four Corners report, ‘Fighting the System’ exposed more evidence of the appalling levels of violence and abuse against people with disability in Australia.  This is only the tip of the iceberg. In light of the graphic and disturbing cases revealed, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia), calls on the Federal Government to reconsider … Continue reading

Developing a National LGBTIQ Disability Strategy

The LGBTI Health Alliance, in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), is conducting a nationwide consultation that will contribute to the development of an LGBTIQ Strategy. This Strategy will guide the work of the NDIA in the coming years and help to ensure that LGBTIQ people and communities can access and benefit from … Continue reading

Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Payment Scheme

The Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Payment Scheme (the scheme) is open for registration and application. The scheme will provide a one-off payment to eligible supported employees of Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) who have been paid a pro-rata wage assessed using BSWAT. The scheme is entirely voluntary. Registration for eligible supported employees is open until … Continue reading