DARU Publications

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Taking action on disability discrimination

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.

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Disability advocacy by the numbers: Statistics from July 2012 to June 2016

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.

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NDIS Consultation for Disability Advocacy Organisations: Summary Report

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.

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Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2016 Evaluation Report

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.

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National Disability Advocacy Framework

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.

Disability Advocacy by the Numbers

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

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Policy: DARU Update

This policy outlines editorial ethics and production procedures for the DARU Update, a weekly e-newsletter distributed to subscribers.

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Review of DARU Resources & Stakeholder Engagement

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

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