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Position Papers and Submissions

We are involved in the review and monitoring processes of the Australian government’s Development for All 2015–2020: Strategy for strengthening disability-inclusive development in Australia’s aid program, sharing the findings of our members working in this field and presenting recommendations for further inclusion of all persons with disability.

We submit recommendations and suggestions for facilitating disability-inclusive development on all levels to the Federal Government of Australia as well as international bodies such as the UN.

ADDC submissions:

October 2020

A Systematic Approach to GEDSI: Discussion Paper and Recommendations to DFAT. Download the paper as a Word document. Download the paper as a PDF document.

This is a sector position paper to outline approaches that should be taken to ensure a systematic approach to GEDSI. ADDC was a co-convenor on the working group that ran the consultations and input into this paper.

June 2020

ADDC Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade – Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee: Inquiry into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade. Download the submission as a Word document. Download the submission as a PDF document.

February 2020

ADDC’s submission to the Australian Government’s consultations to develop a new International Development Policy: Download the submission as a Word document. Download the submission as a PDF document.

December 2019

ADDC’s submission to the Australian Government on the 2020-2021 Federal Budget (accessible and PDF version).

February 2019

ADDC’s 2019-20 Pre-Budget Submission to the Australian Government supporting the recommendations of our partner organisation CBM Australia submission.

June 2018

ADDC’s submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry into the strategic effectiveness of the aid program.

February 2017

ADDC’s submission to the Foreign Policy white paper consultation.

July 2015

Joint ADDC/CBM submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities regarding General Comment No. 3 on women with disabilities. Read all the submissions to the CRPD on the UN OHCHR website here.

February 2015

ADDC submission to the World Bank Safeguards team 27 Feb 2015.

April 2013

ADDC submission to the development of the Pacific Plan Disability Inclusive Development across the Pacific Islands.

February 2013

ADDC response to ACFID re-post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).