The IBACC report issued to Victorian Parliment in 2017 in relation to an Independent Investigation of Complaints against Police, has identified the failure of the current system and abuse of power by Victoria Police. It also has made many policy change recommendations and an overhaul of the current system.
Campaigns & Awards
The National Relay Service (NRS) is an internet based service where people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind and speech impaired can make phone calls with assistance. Now, the 24/7 NRS is under threat, and is going out to tender with a reduced budget- was $32 million, and it’s now only $22 million. They have already cut the Outreach service (which allowed NRS staff to go out to people to teach them how to use the NRS for their particular need.
To build greater understanding of how autistic people can be better supported in the community, Amaze has launched a new campaign called Do One Thing For Autism. We’re asking people to take a 2 minute quiz to test their knowledge of autism and then pledge do one simple thing to make the world a little bit easier for autistic people everywhere.
People with disabilities, families, friends, support organisations, community groups, services and policy makers are invited to participate in this grassroots campaign to ensure NDIS delivers on the promise to Revolutionise Disability Services. The campaign is based on active groups in each of the 150 federal electorates in Australia. The aim is to influence each politician in Canberra to press for implementation of the 15 reforms that have arisen from the deliberations of people with disabilities, families and friends, support organisations, researchers and policy makers over the past two years.
Schools are much more than just academic programs. They are places where children grow and places where young people start out in life. This pathway can be towards health, happiness and a lifetime of opportunity or it can be one towards disengagement and social exclusion. The Stronger Schools Campaign is calling for action to make sure every Victorian child has a fair start in life.
Weekend–long hackathons in five different locations across Australia run twice a year. Over the course of 48 hours teams assemble around Changemakers (non-profit organisations & social entrepreneurs) to work fast and furious, have fun, and create real social impact. If you are a charity, community group, social enterprise or individual involved with a problem that … Continued
Closing date: September 30, 2018
Award -winning production, Imagined Touch invites audiences to experience Deafblind culture and tactile communication by being guided through an immersive installation. It’s going to the SPILL Festival of Performance in London. This is one of the only professional arts projects in the world created with Deafblind artists. Heather and Michelle deserve to be at their own opening just like any other artist should. Unfortunately, we find many avenues for access support stop at the border. Imagine not being able to go to your own creation simply because youneed access support.
Closing date: November 12, 2018
The National Awards for Disability Leadership recognise and promote the outstanding contributions of people with disability and disabled people’s organisations. The Awards reflect what is important to disabled people, the ways they are effecting change and pursuing equality for the disabled community and advancing the status of disabled people. The Awards will be delivered across seven categories.