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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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
The Federal Court recently decided it was reasonable and necessary for an NDIS participant to receive funding for sex work. Sara digs into the must-read details of this fascinating ruling.
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A conversation between Harvard Law School’s first deafblind graduate and the world’s first blind newsreader covers everything from advocacy to finding friends and dancing.
Disability advocates stand beside a person with disability to empower them to speak for themselves. This is Part 6… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Chronic Pain Australia – the voice of people living with chronic pain, is currently seeking three qualified people… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Guide dogs can’t read signs🐾 So if you notice someone with a white cane or a guide dog looking a little confused, p… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Belonging Matters are running a webinar series introducing participants to many of the main impacts of intellectual… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Children and Young People with Disability Australia invite young people with disability and parents, or carers of a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…