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.


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

Royal Commission Terms of Reference are a step towards justice for people with disability

13 March 2019

People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the Federal Government’s release of the Terms of Reference for our Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation  of people with disability.

Published by comms on Wed, 13/03/2019 - 10:30 am

Refugees with disabilities face serious barriers to resettlement, new report finds

20 February 2019


The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA); the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA); the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA); and the Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA) have today released new research outlining the significant obstacles faced by refugees with disabilities who are living in Australia.

Published by comms on Wed, 20/02/2019 - 09:04 am

Media Release: Outstanding Disability Leaders Recognised in National Awards

3 December 2018

People with disability, from around Australia, have been recognised by their peers for their outstanding leadership and achievements in the inaugural National Awards for Disability Leadership held today, International Day of People with Disability.

“People with disability have come together to celebrate the strong expertise and talent of our community in our own National Awards, run by people with disability, for people with disability,” said Ms Sue Salthouse, winner of last year’s lifetime achievement award.

Published by comms on Wed, 05/12/2018 - 11:06 am