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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People with disabilities who are considered capable of working receive Newstart, the welfare allowance for the unemployed, rather than the disability support pension which needs an extra 343 AUD (235 U.S. dollar) per week.
Two in five Indigenous households relying on the Disability Support Pension ran out of money for basic items such as food and fuel in the last year, new research shows, prompting calls from disability advocates for the government to urgently review the scheme.
Women’s reproductive rights are a tough enough topic for any female-identifying person in the 21st century. For the disability community though, they raise a whole different set of issues.
NDIS Participant Service Guarantee - Community Workshop: A facilitator with lived experience of disability will run… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
SWAN2019 is the inaugural conference for SWAN (Syndromes Without A Name) Australia. It will bring together a range… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Presented by the RIAC Advocates – learn about navigating the NDIS, appealing decisions, evidence preparation and ot… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Disability Done Differently: Candid Conversations - Interview with the inimitable Kevin Stone AM, CEO of VALID.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…