PWD – Australia – QDN

Open letter to all parties and candidates contesting the Federal Election in 2022
Leave no Australian behind in disasters and emergencies
31 March 2022

Australians with disability experienced first-hand significant impacts and disproportionate risks to their safety and wellbeing during the recent 2022 floods in South East Queensland and New South Wales. This is alongside the multiple disaster events of bushfires, droughts, cyclones, and the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot continue to underestimate the significant and long-term effects
of these events for people with disability and carers.

It is time to take action and invest in a national approach for the future. We need to ensure that Australians with disability are included and represented across all levels of policy, practice and research