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Arts Access Australia (AAA)

Area of operation:

Email
info@artsaccessaustralia.org

Web
https://artsaccessaustralia.org/

Phone
0419 201 338 (voice or text)

Arts Access Australia’s mission is to advance equality for Australians with disability as artists, arts workers, participants and audiences, through information, resources, research and advocacy. AAA works with government and other key stakeholders in the sector to advocate for better access to the arts to ensure full and equal opportunity for cultural participation and contribution … Continued

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is a national network comprised of nine state and territory organisations that have been successfully delivering advocacy, information and education services to older people in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Australia for over 25 years. Older Persons Advocacy Network’s free services support older people and their representatives to address … Continued

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

Area of operation:

Email
info@agedcarequality.gov.au

Web
https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/

Phone
1800 951 822 (free call)

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission commenced operation on 1 January 2019. Its role is to protect and enhance the safety, health, well-being and quality of life of people in aged care. The Commission assumes the functions of the former Aged Care Complaints Commissioner and the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, and is committed … Continued

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Area of operation:

Email
enquiries@oaic.gov.au

Web
https://www.oaic.gov.au/

Phone
1300 363 992

An independent agency investigating breech of privacy complaints. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) can investigate privacy complaints from individuals about Australian and Norfolk Island Government agencies, and private sector organisations covered by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). You can also make a complaint to the OAIC about the handling of your … Continued

Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission

ACNC takes complaints about Charities, and not for profit organisations. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the independent national regulator of charities. The ACNC has been set up to achieve the following objects: maintain, protect and enhance public trust and confidence in the sector through increased accountability and transparency support and sustain a … Continued

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Area of operation:

Web
http://asic.gov.au/

Phone
1300 300 630: within Australia

ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. We contribute to Australia’s economic reputation and wellbeing by ensuring that Australia’s financial markets are fair and transparent, supported by confident and informed investors and consumers. We also administer complaints about companies, organisations or workers/board directors.    

My Aged Scare

Area of operation:

Web
https://myagedscare.com

People who acquire a disability after the age of 65, or are over 65 when the NDIS rolls out in their area are not eligible for the NDIS. These people are instead expected to access the support they need through the aged care system, through a gateway called My Aged Care, however, many people with … Continued

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AFDO Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

Area of operation:

Web
http://www.afdo.org.au/

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is a national voice representing people with disability in Australia. AFDO and its member organisations are run by and for people with disability. AFDO’s work includes: supporting disability organisations and people with disability lobbying government and other institutions on disability issues advising government and other organisations about their disability policies … Continued

Disability Advocacy Network Australia

Area of operation:

Email
ceo@dana.org.au

Web
http://www.dana.org.au/

Phone
0439 399 755

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) supports and strengthens independent disability advocacy agencies in their work of advocating for and with people with disabilities so that they are valued and included members of the community, their fundamental needs are met and their human rights are respected. DANA  is a network of agencies throughout Australia that undertakes or … Continued

Complaint Resolution and Referral Service (CRRS)

The Complaints Resolution and Referral Service is a free service for people with disability who are users of Australian Government funded: Disability Employment Services (DES); Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE); and/or Disability Advocacy services. Complaints are handled in a professional and understanding manner. CRRS staff are impartial and do not take sides. Their job is to … Continued