Media Statement: The NDIA and Victorian Government must prioritise people with disability so they do not suffer in Stage 4 lockdowns

Joint Media Statement

2 August 2020

The NDIA and Victorian Government must prioritise people with disability so they do not suffer in Stage 4 lockdowns

As the Victorian COVID-19 situation worsens and ‘a state of disaster’ is declared, children and adults with disability need to be a primary focus of government. We have already seen infections in group homes for people with disability, and significant impacts on their access to services and children’s right to education.

Published by comms on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 01:21 pm

NEDA and FECCA to deliver NDIS Community Connectors Program to CALD Communities

2 July 2020

The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) are pleased to be working with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to implement a component of the National Community Connector Program (NCCP).

FECCA and NEDA are among the organisations selected to roll out the new outreach program, focusing on connecting people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Published by comms on Thu, 02/07/2020 - 11:03 am

NEDA and FECCA to deliver NDIS Community Connectors Program to CALD Communities

2 July 2020

The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) are pleased to be working with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to implement a component of the National Community Connector Program (NCCP).

FECCA and NEDA are among the organisations selected to roll out the new outreach program, focusing on connecting people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Published by comms on Thu, 02/07/2020 - 11:03 am

NEDA welcomes the Morrison Government’s commitment to work with people with disability during the COVID-19 global pandemic

23 April 2020
 
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold globally and here in Australia, we are facing tough and uncertain times.
 
For people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, the pandemic has been an incredibly difficult time as they are facing unique challenges.
 
The National Ethnic Disability Alliance would like to thank the government for their commitment to ensure the wellbeing of people with disability as the COVID 19 pandemic evolves.
 

Published by comms on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 04:58 pm

Statement of Concern – COVID-19: Human rights, disability and ethical decision-making

14 April 2020

This Statement of Concern is made by internationally recognised independent experts in the area of human rights, bioethics and disability who have come together to emphasise key human rights principles and standards that need to underpin ethical decision-making in the context of disability and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Media Release: 15 April 2020 (Word document)

Published by comms on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 04:15 pm

Media Release: Urgent Measures Needed To Support People With Disability During COVID-19 Crisis

People with disability from across Australia are calling for urgent action to make sure we are included in preparations for the current public health emergency.

Eight national peak organisations have come together to outline to all levels of government, the National Disability Insurance Agency, other agencies and the private sector, about the range of concerns that people with disability have. 

Published by comms on Thu, 19/03/2020 - 12:19 pm

Australia must stop discriminating against refugees with disabilities

Australia must stop discriminating against refugees with disabilities

2 OCTOBER 2019

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities last week released its findings regarding Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights or Persons with Disabilities, recommending a number of changes be made relating to the treatment of refugees with disabilities.

Published by comms on Thu, 03/10/2019 - 10:59 am