WWDACT e-Bulletin no 17, 2019 – 6 September 2019

September 9, 2019

The WWDACT E-Bulletin, Issue 17/19 is out now. View this e-Bulletin in your browser here. Fill out the form here to subscribe. Message from the Chair A significant event took place at the National Press Club (NPC) on 21st August. Their guest speaker was Kyle Miers, Chief Executive of Deaf Australia. Kyle’s powerful talk was presented in Auslan –

Volunteer Opportunity: Health Position Paper

August 22, 2019

WWDACT is looking for a volunteer to write a position paper on Health and Wellbeing for women, girls, non-binary and feminine identifying people with disabilities in the ACT. Availability of appropriate health services is a major issue for many of our members, and we’d like to write a paper on the Ideal Health System, considering

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 15, 2019 – 7 August 2019

August 9, 2019

The WWDACT E-Bulletin, Issue 15/19 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 Disability Royal Commission has been in an establishment phase since it was gazetted on 4 April 2019.  It has been busy recruiting staff to assist with the face-to-face hearings

WWDACT has moved!

July 31, 2019

WWDACT has moved in with YWCA Canberra at level 2, 71 Northbourne Avenue! Update your address books! We’re going to be expanding our team – make sure you apply for the Organisational Development Officer or Peer Leader roles by Monday August 5th if you want to join us! We’d like to thank Allied Pickfords for

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 14, 2019 – 24 July

July 24, 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,   A number of WWDACT members, including Board members attended the launch of the latest exhibition at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACTIVISM: forces for change in Canberra

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