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Political citizenship of people with intellectual disability podcast

In episode two of the ASID podcast series we bring you the highlights of the “Putting rights into practice: Political citizenship and people with intellectual disability” seminar. The event was held in November 2016 and was a partnership between ASID, Inclusion Melbourne and the Living with Disability Research Centre at LaTrobe University. Sophia Tipping, Living … Continue reading

Developing a National LGBTIQ Disability Strategy

The LGBTI Health Alliance, in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), is conducting a nationwide consultation that will contribute to the development of an LGBTIQ Strategy. This Strategy will guide the work of the NDIA in the coming years and help to ensure that LGBTIQ people and communities can access and benefit from … Continue reading

NDIS readiness for Disability Support Organisations

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is changing the disability support landscape and creating a rapidly expanding marketplace for participants and organisations. Global experts in practice, personalised supports, and quality were engaged to produce this three volume guide, complete with video interviews and presentations. These resources  will help your organisation take the first steps toward NDIS readiness. The … Continue reading

Types of advocacy under the National Disability Advocacy Program

Under the National Disability Advocacy Program the Australian Government funds agencies across Australia to provide people with disability access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling full community participation. This video series aims to ensure that people with disability, their families and carers have … Continue reading

Federal Government Will Ratify Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture

Attorney-General Brandis has announced that the Australian Government will be ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (“OPCAT”).  In a speech given at the DFAT-NGO Forum on Human Rights in Canberra on Thursday 9 February, Mr Brandis announced that the Government intends to ratify OPCAT by December … Continue reading

Human Rights and You

Human Rights and You is a  national video-based e-learning program for disability support workers about why human rights matter when supporting people with disability. The program aligns with the Victorian Government’s  Zero Tolerance to Abuse measures. The topics explored include What are Human Rights Rights and Responsibilities When Rights Go Wrong Asking for Help Each topic … Continue reading

New framework to help shape the future of sport and recreation

The aim of developing a strategic framework for sport and recreation in Victoria is to strengthen the system and identify how the broader economic, health and community benefits arising from the sector can be maximised.  This framework will set out the outcomes the Victorian Government wants to achieve through sport and recreation. A discussion paper and background … Continue reading

NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework

The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework provides a nationally consistent approach to help empower and support NDIS participants to exercise choice and control, while ensuring appropriate safeguards are in place and establishes expectations for providers and their staff to deliver high quality supports. The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework is designed to ensure high quality … Continue reading

What are human rights?

This animation will help you understand what human rights are and why they are important in your work with people with disability.  This short video is part of the ‘Human rights and you’ training program designed for frontline staff and supervisors.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs

The Heads of Agreement between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories (States) on the NDIS stated that the Commission would undertake a review of scheme costs in 2017. This review is intended to inform the final design of the full scheme, prior to its commencement. The study will examine issues including: the sustainability of … Continue reading