The laws and processes that protect people from unlawful discrimination. Relevant case studies are used to demonstrate discrimination that is legal and illegal and follows outcomes through the decisions taken by the courts or tribunals. It also includes a step by step guide in making a complaint and what happens when you make a complaint.
This supplementary report to Disability Advocacy by the Numbers:Statistics from July 2012 to June 2016 outlines some of the data integrity issues DARU encountered in compiling the report. It should be read in conjunction with the main report.
This document seeks to provide information about disability advocacy using data provided by the Victorian Government’s Office for Disability from the disability advocacy organisations it funds. The report provides basic data on the number, characteristics and advocacy issues of people using disability advocacy services in Victoria.
The objective of this consultation was to bring together disability advocates working on the ground in the sector and hearing the issues they have identified in the NDIS rollout so far. This includes the planning for the rollout, feedback from their clients and the responses to those issues.
The Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2016 was held on 1st & 2nd September 2016 at NAB Hall, 700 Bourke Street Docklands.
This report provides an outline of the event summary of the feedback received from delegates who attended and lists the ‘calls for action’ identified. Overall, the format and topics discussed were very well received.
This flow chart was developed in response to a session on the NDIS review and appeals process that was part of an Advocacy Sector Conversations forum held on 1 March 2016. As the review process is new and complicated, this flow chart provides a simplified step by step guide to assist advocates and NDIS participants to navigate this process.
DARU works with organisations to promote and protect the rights of people with disability. We develop and distribute resources to keep disability advocates up to date and informed about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria.
On 16 September 2015 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and NSW Premier Mike Baird signed a bilateral agreement outlining the rollout of the NDIS in Victoria and NSW. The NDIS will be rolled out on a local government area region by region ( watch video for details). This process is anticipated to continue over … Continued
The Australian Government Department of Social Services is reviewing the National Disability Advocacy Framework. This joint submission, prepared by VCOSS, DAV Inc and DARU, is in response to the Discussion Paper.
It is important that the sector develops and uses consistent messaging across all stakeholder groups from Government to people with disabilities to the general public to achieve ‘cut- through’, connect with the people that matter and above all, have important core messages ‘heard’ in a meaningful and effective way.
Statistics from the 2012-2013 Victorian Office for Disability Advocacy Program Quarterly Data Collection Prepared by the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit June 2014 Contents Executive summary. 1.Clients receiving disability advocacy services. 2. Client characteristics. 3. Advocacy issues. 4. Data limitations. 5. Next steps. About DARU DARU is a state-wide service established to resource the disability advocacy … Continued
This policy outlines editorial ethics and production procedures for the DARU Update, a weekly e-newsletter distributed to subscribers.
DARU undertook this stakeholder engagement project over the second half of 2012 to investigate the relevance and accessibility of the resources it is providing to advocacy organisations, people with a disability, and to self advocacy organisations through their relationship with the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU). Interviews were conducted with 28 disability advocacy organisations operating … Continued
On 20 June, DARU co-convened a forum with Disability Advocacy Victoria (DAV). The theme of the forum was What will Disability Care mean for the disability advocacy sector? In total 38 people registered for the forum. It was unfortunate that the Disability Care Australia representative was unable to attend on the day due to a … Continued
Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT) – DARU Forum Summary Report
The second five year review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport has been announced. The due date for submissions has been extended to Friday 31 May 2013. On Tuesday 16 April 2013, the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU), convened a forum to assist disability advocacy organisations and people with disabilities to prepare submissions in response to the … Continued