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 also hosts regular professional development events including;
Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and
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Yes, as has often been the case, the Coalition government has had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the point where the proposal finally has bipartisan support. But, as with last year's banking Royal Commission, the important thing is it got there.
The NDIS Worker Screening Database, introduced into Federal Parliament will offer a nationally consistent approach to screening people who work alongside NDIS participants.
The updated review process provides a smoother access to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), allowing participants to approach the tribunal immediately if they are unhappy with the outcome of the initial internal review.
Watch the House of Representatives live! The Royal Commission into the Treatment of People with Disabilities is goi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…