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
A collection of information sheets and reports including ‘What is disability advocacy?’, ‘How to be disability inclusive’ and ‘How we talk about disability matters’.Browse publications
Online CoursesUnaccredited online training that supports skill development for providing human rights based advocacy practice. The courses are self-paced and free of charge. Register and learn
Advocacy Sector Conversations ForumThis forum series provides in depth knowledge on topics that impact disability advocacy practice. Session resources include video, audio, transcript and useful links. Browse resources
Disability Royal CommissionCommentary around the Commission’s proceedings with analysis and perspectives under investigation. Find out more
Some residents say it's taking too long to receive food and medicine, and that communication from authorities has been poor. Disability groups say they're worried that people in the nine towers who rely on the National Disability Insurance Scheme have lost access to their carers, and may be unable to call for help.
Following a A$2 million funding injection from the federal government, the ABC and SBS have introduced an audio description service for audiences who are blind or vision impaired.
How often do you see a person with a disability reporting the news or telling their own stories? The media frequently reports stories about people who live with a disability, rather than allowing people to have their own voice. So how do we change that?
Session 2 of DARU's Advocacy Sector Conversation forum features Yvette Maker, Senior Research Associate University… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Melbourne University are looking for people aged 18+ and NDIS participant or plan nominee for an NDIS participant,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Awareness days for the inclusion of people with disability are great for inspiring understanding and engagement in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…