Joint statement about the exclusion of the DSP from the recent Coronavirus Supplement to income support payments.

Joint statement about the exclusion of the DSP from the recent Coronavirus Supplement to income support payments.

Increase Disability Support Pension now to deal with coronavirus

People with disability who receive the Disability Support Pension (DSP) urgently need access to the increased Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight, consistent with the Jobseeker Payment and other payments recently announced.

Submitted by comms on Wed, 25/03/2020 - 09:22 am

People with disability to take concerns to the United Nations

People with disability to take concerns to the United Nations

21 August 2019

A delegation of people with disability is getting ready to present to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN Committee) about the progress Australia has made to make our rights real. 

The UN Committee is reviewing Australia’s progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on 12 and 13 September 2019, and as part of this review, it will listen to the views of the delegation of people with disability.

Submitted by comms on Mon, 02/09/2019 - 11:42 am

People with disability to take concerns to the United Nations

People with disability to take concerns to the United Nations

21 August 2019

A delegation of people with disability is getting ready to present to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN Committee) about the progress Australia has made to make our rights real. 

The UN Committee is reviewing Australia’s progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on 12 and 13 September 2019, and as part of this review, it will listen to the views of the delegation of people with disability.

Submitted by comms on Mon, 02/09/2019 - 11:42 am

CRPD Review Factsheets

CRPD Review Factsheets

14 August 2019

The Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a comprehensive and wide-reaching look at the current state of disability rights in Australia.

To zoom in on specific areas, we’ve created a series of factsheets based on the report.

You can download them here in Word Document format. Plain English translations will be available soon.

Submitted by comms on Mon, 02/09/2019 - 10:53 am

Inclusive Mental Health Reform: Highlighting Issues and Opportunities for Australians From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

Inclusive Mental Health Reform: Highlighting Issues and Opportunities for Australians From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

This is a copy of a submission made to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health.

This submission has been jointly produced by Mental Health Australia, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA).

 

 

Submitted by comms on Thu, 13/06/2019 - 10:48 am