JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: 11 December 2023

December 11, 2023

  Joint Media Release – Disability Sector Welcomes Rachel Stephen-Smith As New Disability Minister   On 11/12/2023 it was announced Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith will become the Minister for Disability in the ACT, replacing Minister Emma Davidson. We welcome Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith as the new Minister for Disability and look forward to a vibrant and robust

MEDIA RELEASE: Budget – Good initiatives but disability focus lacking

August 2, 2022

Budget: Good initiatives but disability focus lacking Key voices for people with disabilities in the ACT said todays ACT budget includes discrete initiatives which will assist people with disabilities but lacks targeted investments which signal substantial whole of government commitments to its own disability strategies. According to AFI Head of Policy Craig Wallace, “the Budget

WWDACT Annual General Meeting Notice

November 8, 2021

Dear WWDACT Members and Friends, The Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) (ABN 74 908 530 982) Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 6 December from 6:00pm-8:00pm, via Zoom in recognition of the ongoing pandemic. Please RSVP to the AGM here. Auslan interpretation will be available, and WWDACT asks attendees to please advise of other accessibility requirements by 29 November close

COVID disability resources during lockdown

August 20, 2021

Hello WWDACT community, We know that it is a tough time for the Canberra community currently. We hope you are all staying safe and well at home during lockdown. We’ve compiled a list with some disability specific resources to help you find information and support you need during lockdown. Access the list here:…/wwdact-covid-disability-resources… The

Hiring: Policy and Advocacy Officer

June 29, 2021

WWDACT is looking for an experienced and passionate Policy and Advocacy Officer to further our advocacy and policy projects. We are looking for someone who has experience with research, policy, community surveys and analysis and systemic advocacy. This position is located in Civic, Canberra. A Working With Vulnerable People Card is required. Women, non-binary and

Respite Effect and Recovery Grant Announcement

June 23, 2021

As of Monday the 21st of June, new applications for the Respite Effect and Recovery Grant will no longer be accepted. Approved applications received after this date may be considered but may not receive payment. The grant is now on the verge of exhausting the additional $50,000 in funding that was recently made available under

Event: Disabled Voices – A performance and Networking arts event in Canberra

May 3, 2021

An inclusive and fun afternoon of visual and performance art from amazing disabled women and non binary humans   WWDACT & Empress Eyrie Presents ‘Disabled Voices’ A networking and performance arts event showcasing disabled talent for the Canberra community. We invite you to join us for a lovely free afternoon of music, performance art and

Respite and Recovery Grants

April 21, 2021

The Respite Effect and Recovery Grants (the Grants), funded under the COVID-19 Disability Strategy, provide financial support to relieve pressures experienced in the home environments of people with disability and their families during the COVID-19 health emergency.   If you’re a person with disability, or a carer or family member, you may be eligible to

Media Release: Former WWDACT Board Chair Sue Salthouse awarded a Special Posthumous Award at the ACT Women’s Award

March 19, 2021

Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) would like to thank the ACT Office for Women and Minister Yvette Berry for awarding former Board Chair Sue Salthouse a Special Posthumous Commendation at last night’s ACT Women’s Awards. “Sue was a powerful advocate, whose work affected thousands of women and girls across the nation. Her commendation tonight was

Hiring: COVID-19 Outreach and Recovery Project Officer

January 13, 2021

WWDACT is looking for a short-term project officer to help us with our communications, consultation and advocacy during COVID-19. We are looking for someone who has experience in community surveys and analysis, social media, outreach and systemic advocacy. This position will be working from home using Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud based software, so