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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More than 7,850 Victorians living with disability will start receiving services from the NDIS as it rolls into Goulburn, Mallee and Outer Gippsland.
When Trish Jackson goes shopping at any department store, she knows it will be a difficult experience to find items that suit her needs.
The drowning of a carer could have been avoided if the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) had responded to requests for a second carer for an autistic boy, a South Australian MP has claimed.