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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Disability Royal CommissionCommentary around the Commission’s proceedings with analysis and perspectives under investigation. Find out more
Children's access to disability funding depending on where they live dubbed 'developmental apartheid'
Children with developmental delays such as autism have become the victims of postcode discrimination, with some in poorer suburbs waiting hundreds of days for the crucial diagnosis often needed to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Two Chinese officials have been removed from office following the death of a 16-year-old boy with a disability whose father — the boy's carer — was quarantined with suspected coronavirus.
New data demonstrates backlogs for children with disability in accessing Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) support through the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been slashed over the last six months.
The Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS will inquire and report on the workforce providing NDIS services (the NDIS… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The EPA Governing Board is looking for Chairperson and Members. The Board is responsible for the governance, strat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Would you be interested in joining a “Free” one day campaigning workshop? Gippsland Disability Advocacy is supporti… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
SANE Australia’s Anne Deveson Research Centre, in partnership with University of Melbourne, is conducting the natio… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Are you a professional who works with disabled young people who are eligible to receive NDIS? Youth Disability Advo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…