About DARU

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,  host the Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and the Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference and provide other training opportunities to keep disability advocates informed and up-to-date about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria.

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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.

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What is disability advocacy?

Info sheet with overview of advocacy  types, what disability advocates do, why we need advocacy, shifting social models and how advocacy is funded in Victoria.

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In the news

  • Sarah Barton traces the disability rights movement in ‘Defiant Lives’

    Sarah Barton has tried to champion film and television that advances the rights of people with disabilities since the beginning of her career.

  • Disability advocate to fill Ludlam's seat

    The 22-year-old disability advocate set to fill the Greens seat left vacant by Scott Ludlam has vowed to smash stereotypes and represent the interests of the young and disabled in federal parliament. Jordon Steele-John insists he is ready for the job after 'careful reflection' as he prepares to become Australia's youngest senator.

  • Board announces new CEO of NDIA

    The Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency is pleased to announce that Mr Rob De Luca has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the NDIA. Mr De Luca will commence his three year appointment on 28 August 2017.

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