In the Media

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…

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PWD ACT October Morning Tea – have your say on our ACT Budget submission to the ACT Government

Come along to our next morning tea! Our focus will be on the upcoming ACT Budget 2019-20 When: 18 October at 10.30am – Midday Where: Woden Southern Cross Club Light refreshments served. Please register at  …

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Member Survey 2018

People with Disabilities ACT (PWD ACT) is currently undertaking an organisation review to assist it in planning for the future and ensure that PWD ACT can effectively reflect the views and advocate on behalf of the communities…

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Royal Commission welcome for young people with disabilities

People with Disabilities ACT welcomes the Prime Minister’s Royal Commission into aged care, in particular looking into the care of young Australians with disabilities living in aged care. “It’s long overdue, and…

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ACT Employment Inquiry in the Legislative Assembly

Last month the Health, Ageing and Community Services Committee tabled its report from the Inquiry into the employment of people with disabilities. The report included 32 recommendations. During this inquiry, People with Disabilities   …

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Forum for People with Disabilities

Presented by People With Disabilities ACT You will hear about supported decision making How you can join in with other people with disabilities to speak up for better services Work with…