Submissions and Position Statements

WWDA’s Response to the Disability Royal Commission’s Final Report and Recommendations

Earlier this year Women With Disabilities Australia submitted their response to the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission / DRC) and its 222 recommendations, which was tabled in the Australian Parliament on 29 September 2023. Their analysis focuses on ten areas for … Continued

NDIS change must be led by people with disability – Joint media statement

Today, the Independent Review into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS Review) published its Final Report: Working together to deliver the NDIS Disability Representative Organisations issued a Joint Media Statement, endorsed by over 70 organisations across Australia.

Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee Bill 2023

Inclusion Australia have made a submission to the Parliament of Australia about what we think the Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee  Bill should say to make sure people with lived experience of economic disadvantage are included in the Committee. Inclusion Australia think it is important that people with an intellectual disability are included as members of … Continued

ACD 2024 Victorian State Budget submission

Association for Children with a Disability has prepared a 2024 Victorian State Budget submission that highlights key areas of funding for children with disability and their families. You can read ther state budget submission

OPAN and AFDO Discussion Paper – Supports for Older People with Disability

This is a unique time for disability policy in Australia. We are acutely aware that for the past decade, public rhetoric has focused almost exclusively on the NDIS to the exclusion of all else. It is time for this to change! This paper comprehensively maps out where and how services are provided to older people … Continued

NDIS Review – Public submissions available to view 

The NDIS Review panel have  received more than 3,800 submissions from participants, their families and those that support them. These are now being published on the NDIS Review website – submissions page.  It is important to note only the submissions that indicated and agreed to make them public are being published.

Experiences of ABI and Inclusion report

The report, Experiences of ABI and inclusion: Reflections on inclusion drawn from lived experience is part of OPA’s submission on how we can become a more inclusive society.

Advocacy for Inclusion submission to the Disability Royal Commission

the submission focuses on eight key areas which need to change to make a material, lasting difference in the lives of people with disability.  These are reforming Australia’s Discrimination Laws; enabling a path out of COVID for disabled people; lifting disabled people out of poverty; finding homes to thrive in; making Inclusive Education Work; a right to justice; making healthcare accessible; delivering the promise of NDIS; and levelling up to address gaps and barriers in service provision in the ACT. 

Independent disability advocacy: Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

The submission is  informed by the collective knowledge and experience of  independent disability advocacy member organisations.  It explores the context, key barriers and challenges for the disability advocacy sector and outlines recommendations to support achieving positive outcomes for people with disability throughout Australia by eliminating the risk of experiencing violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Guidelines on deinstitutionalization, including in emergencies

The guidelines are intended to guide and support States parties, in their efforts to realise the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community, and to be the basis for planning deinstitutionalisation processes and prevention of institutionalisation. Institutionalisation is a discriminatory practice against persons with disabilities, contrary to article 5 of the Convention. It involves de facto denial of the legal capacity of persons with disabilities, in breach of article 12. It constitutes detention and deprivation of liberty based on impairment, contrary to article 14. States parties should recognise institutionalisation as a form of violence against persons with disabilities.