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    Welcome WA to the National Disability Insurance Scheme

    The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) welcomes the joint announcement from the Prime Minister, Minister Porter and Assistant Minister Prentice that Western Australia is joining the nationally-delivered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). “We are excited by this announcement and congratulate the new Western Australian Government and the Federal Government

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  • Blind man waiting for public transport

    Queensland Rail & Transport disregards human rights

    AFDO welcomes the Australian Human Rights Commission preliminary decision not to grant an exemption under the Federal Disability Discrimination Act to Queensland Rail.  The joint application was lodged by Queensland Rail and Queensland Transport and Main Roads (TMR) for an exemption in relation to the purchase of up to 75

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  • People's fists in the air demanding action

    Urgent action needed on abuse of people with disability

    The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) commends Human Rights Watch for the comprehensive and harrowing report released yesterday into the abuse and neglect of people with disability in Australia’s prisons.  AFDO notes the particular focus of the report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with disability.  We urge all levels of

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