DARU is unique in Australia as a dedicated resource unit funded to work with disability advocacy organisations to promote and protect the rights of people with disability. We develop and distribute resources and provide training opportunities to keep disability advocates informed and up-to-date about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria.
DARU proudly hosts the advocacy sector’s flagship event each yearn Melbourne in partnership with Disability Advocacy Victoria and Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS). Check out the conference website to catch up on past sessions:
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Directory of organisations for agencies delivering disability advocacy as well as complaints bodies, campaigners, support groups and useful referral and information services.Find an advocate
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There hasn’t been nearly enough work done to fix the criminal justice system for people with disability, according to an advocate who knows first-hand how traumatic prison can be for those in the disability community.
An inquiry into the Disability Support Pension (DSP) continues to receive submissions from advocacy groups and individuals about how the system is failing people with disability or chronic illness.
Alarming statistics about the violence and abuse experienced by women and girls with disability have been laid bare for a Commonwealth inquiry, including increased reports of strangulation during the pandemic.
Women with Disabilities Victoria have a number of employment opportunities. If you want work for women with disabil… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Blue Knot are offering Trauma Awareness: Supporting People with a Disability training that applies a trauma informe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Good governance is critical for any not-for-profit organisation supporting people with disability. To build capacit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
IMHA Self-Advocacy are looking for co-design participants for a self advocacy in the NDIS project. The project aims… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…