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


The National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) is again questioning the policies of the Department of Immigration and that of the Minister after fresh reports of yet further discrimination against people from our culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities living with disabilities.

Published by giraffemin on Wed, 25/01/2017 - 01:54 pm


The National Ethnic Disability Alliance “NEDA” holds grave concerns for the many people living with disability who are eligible to access the NDIS given the recent developments in Western Australia with the WA Government deciding to “go it alone” with their own scheme.

Published by giraffemin on Thu, 08/12/2016 - 01:57 pm


International Day of People with Disability Celebrate, Reflect, Act

The 3 December each year is the United Nations International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).  This IDPwD, Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) celebrates the achievements and contributions of people with disability, reflects on our gains in creating equity and inclusion, and continues to act to make our human rights a reality.

Published by giraffemin on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 10:05 am