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All the latest news, blogs, campaign information and media releases from People with Disability Australia, keeping you up to date with everything that is happening with the Disability Royal Commission.

Disability advocates call for deeper examination of issues as Disability Royal Commission submissions come to an end

A joint submission to the Disability Royal Commission outlining gaps in the scope of work undertaken to date and issues that require further examination.

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Vision for realising our human rights – new PWDA submission to the Disability Royal Commission

PWDA's latest submission to the Disability Royal Commission says we must fix systemic exclusion and segregation through a human rights lens.

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Feeling heard by the Disability Royal Commission

I want to share my concerns about the State Trustees in my home state, says Jane. I feel they have acted unfairly and insensitively to myself as a person with disability.

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JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Royal Commission to hear from culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability

This week, the Disability Royal Commission is holding a public hearing about experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation for people with disability who come from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.

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The elephant in the room: disability discrimination in public spaces

Can the Disability Royal Commission change the way non-disabled people think and act? Maybe, but while the system makes it easy for non-disabled people to kick us while we’re down, while the system lacks balls, bullies will know they can get away with it.

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Media Releases
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MEDIA RELEASE: Housing action long overdue for people with disability

Ahead of next week's public hearing on homelessness and insecure housing, we have released a joint statement outlining concerns and recommendations around housing for people with disability.

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Group homes and foster care – an Our Voice blog by Kimberly Lander

What haunts me most, writes Kimberly Lander, is the thought that my experiences as a young person are still the experiences of young people in foster care and disability group homes now.

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Women with Disability in Abusive Relationships

It has been my experience that people imagine they have a rightful position of power and control over women and girls with disabilities, writes Jamie-Lee Dwyer. It is this kind of power and control that can be abused by family, caregivers, or partners.

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Navigating COVID-19 as someone from the Blind & Low Vision Community

We need a seat at the table to create a COVID response that’s designed for all Australians – not just the ones that can see.

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Working below the poverty line: Jacy’s Australian Disability Enterprise Story

How did I wind up at an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE)?

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