WWDACT e-Bulletin no 13, 2019 – 10 July

July 13, 2019

The WWDACT E-Bulletin, Issue 13/19 is out now. View this e-Bulletin in your browser here. Fill out the form here to subscribe. Message from the Chair   Dear Members and Colleagues,   At the end of June I returned from attending the Twelfth Council of States Parties (COSP12) for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Organisational Development Officer

July 8, 2019

WWDACT is looking for an organisational development officer to build our capacity for engagement with our community and create sustainability. Duties will include: Re-developing our representatives’ program, including training policy, selection procedures and guidelines Refreshing our membership kit, to ensure WWDACT members have the knowledge and tools they need to participate in our work Creating

Seeking Peer Leaders!

July 8, 2019

WWDACT is looking for two peer leaders to run workshops as part of our NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Project. We’re looking for women or non-binary people with disabilities to run sessions about supported decision making and self-advocacy. You will help develop the curriculum and resources for the sessions, and run 10 sessions for the

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 11, 2019 – 12 June

June 12, 2019

The WWDACT E-Bulletin, Issue 11/19 is out now. View this e-Bulletin in your browser here. Fill out the form here to subscribe. Message from the Chair   Dear Members and colleagues, When you are reading this I will be in New York at the 12th session of the UN Council of States Parties (COSP12) to the Convention on the

WWDACT Response to ACT Budget 2019-2020

June 6, 2019

WWDACT’s Response to the ACT Budget The 2019-2020 ACT Budget has over all made some good commitments regarding the NDIS, chronic health management, housing and transport. You can read the budget papers on the ACT Treasury website. Starting next year, the budget will be accompanied by social well-being indicators. WWDACT urges the government to prioritise

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 10, 2019 – 29 May

May 30, 2019

The WWDACT E-Bulletin, Issue 10/19 is out now. View this e-Bulletin in your browser here. Fill out the form here to subscribe. Message from the Chair   Dear Members and colleagues, The quixotic election results on Saturday 18 May have resulted in hours of navel-gazing and analysis, from politicians and the press as well as within our friendship groups.

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 9, 2019 – 18 May

May 21, 2019

The WWDACT E-Bulletin, Issue 09/19 is out now. View this e-Bulletin in your browser here. Fill out the form here to subscribe. Message from the Chair   Dear Members and colleagues, WWDACT warmly welcomes Ajar Sana, our new Community Engagement Officer. She will be working at the WWDACT office with Clare. More details are on the Board/Staff page on

Sue Salthouse on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

May 20, 2019

Sus Salthouse joined Adam Shirley on ABC Radio Canberra Mornings on Friday May 17th for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Listen to the interview or read the transcript below.   Transcript Adam Shirley 0:00 Now but put yourself in the shoes of someone who lives with a disability do so by answering this question. How

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 8, 2019 – 2 May

May 6, 2019

The WWDACT E-Bulletin, Issue 08/19 is out now. View this e-Bulletin in your browser here. Fill out the form here to subscribe. Profile on WWDACT people Lou Bannister has been a member of WWDACT since the mid-90s. She is now the Chair of the Ministerial Council on Women (MACW) – we believe she is the first women with disabilities

Calvary Hospital and CIT Bruce Free Shuttle Bus

April 29, 2019

Transport Canberra is running a trial of a free accessible shuttle bus from Belconnen to Calvary Hospital and CIT Bruce. The shuttle is open to all members of the public who need it, including disabled people, parents with prams, and older people. The shuttle will run from 9am – 5pm on weekdays. The stops run