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People with Disabilities ACT (PWDACT) – Federal Election 2019 position statement

People with Disabilities ACT (PWDACT) – Federal Election 2019 position statement PWDACT calls on the Commonwealth Government to: Provide uncapped incentives to State and Territory governments to include all children…

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LEARN HOW TO SPEAK UP

LEARN HOW TO SPEAK UP Free Workshops on Self-Advocacy Dates: 20 June, 27 June & 4 July 2019 Time: 10.00am – 11.30am Venue: Vikings Club, 80 Athllon Drive 22, Tuggeranong…

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Canberra Disability Review Volume 7

Canberra Disability Review Canberra Disability Review #7 Summer 2019-compressed Independence & infrastructure Light rail accessibility, your stories, independent lining centre closure & more …

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Royal Commission welcome for people with disabilities

18 February 2019 Royal Commission welcome for people with disabilities People with Disabilities ACT welcomes a dedicated Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional…

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Have your say & you could win $50

Have your say about living with a disability in Canberra, and you could win a $50 gift card. PWDACT is seeking your views about what can be improved for people…

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Media Release: UN international day of people with disabilities

UN international day of people with disabilities is on Sunday 2 December.  “This is a day for the 65000 Canberrans with some form of disability to join the rest of the…

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

Since 1992, the United Nations IDPD has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. Monday 3rd December is the 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme is Empowering persons with disabilities…

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Canberra Disability Review – Volume 4

Volume 4 of Canberra Disability Review was launched at a forum by ACTCOSS with ACT Minister for Health and Wellbeing Meegan Fitzharris MLA on 8 December 2017. You can watch a video of the…

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The Canberra Disability Review – Focus on Housing

In this Edition we take a look at the options for home ownership by people with disabilities in Canberra and take a critical look at the town planning policies which shape…

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Australian Building Codes Board – Accessible Housing consultation

We recently attended the Australian Building Codes Board consultation into the new Accessible Housing standards. The new standards aim to create a set of minimum requirements for accessibility for new homes being…