This report was commissioned by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. It investigates the early rights movement of people with disability, which “exposed the power relations inherent to the medical model of disability. The report acknowledges that the disability rights movement in Australia has driven important policy and legislative reform for people with disability. However, ‘it has not led to the social transformation required’ by the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
The Hon. Alan Robertson SC was appointed to conduct an independent review into the NDIS Commission’s regulation of the provider of NDIS supports and services to Ms Ann-Marie Smith, an NDIS participant who died on 6 April 2020 in appalling circumstances.
Disasters amplify the existing fault lines already experienced by people with disability to live an ordinary life. The best way to truly understand the impact of disasters on people with disability is to hear their stories first hand. Let’s hear what Mark, Tim and James experienced in the midst of 2020’s disasters.
Early and ongoing engagement with people with disability is crucial in ensuring ongoing and future emergency responses are timely, tailored and considered. By adopting proactive approaches and including people with disability in emergency planning, a range of barriers and issues can be prevented and addressed. There is significant scope for access to crisis support, essential supplies, financial assistance and specialised services to be strengthened through better engagement with people with disability, their families and carers, before, during and after times of crisis.
In this course you will learn how to be inclusive for the LGBTIQA+ community and look at how to advocate for LGBTIQA+ people with a disability. This is a free online course available to anyone through the DARU website.
The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacts people facing disadvantage and marginalisation, who may not have access to the tools, resources and supports to know about, understand, prepare for, or comply with public health directives, and remain safe. Social distancing measures and public health directives may prevent people with disability from accessing safe, continuous services, and support from family, friends and carers. Isolation is having an increasing impact on the health and wellbeing of people with disability, their families and carers.
Just like designing an accessible website or face to face meeting, a bit of planning and consideration is all it takes to make your online meeting accessible. This short resource will help you make your online meetings more inclusive.
This course is a foundation in how to provide best practice individual advocacy. You will learn how a person with disability works through advocacy issues with the assistance of advocates from a fictional disability advocacy organisation – All Areas Advocacy. Working through a series of real life scenarios you will get practical experience in applying the principles and skills of disability advocacy.
The Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference was held at NAB The Hall on Monday 2 September 2019. The theme was Advocacy Under Pressure which focussed in on national systems effecting the work of advocacy right across Australia. Session videos, voxpop interviews and photo galleries are now available.
Protected: A Sector at Capacity: Burnout, organisational change and adapting in the face of adversity
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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. This flow chart provides a simplified step by step guide to assist advocates and NDIS participants to navigate this process. It was revised in January 2019.
The aim of this document is to provide a useful starting point for discussion within advocacy organisations for developing rights based policies and procedures. This document replaces the Disability Advocacy Code of Conduct thatwas developed in 2011.
This information sheet introduces the concept of human rights and demonstrates why the human rights model is the most useful framework in advancing the rights of people with disability. It builds on, and extends the social model of disability, highlighting the shortfalls and key differences. It further explains why the medical and charitable models of disability are not consistent with human rights principles.
This brochure is a guide to disability inclusion and how to ensure we can all live and work in an accessible world. Every Australian has a role to play in creating positive change and breaking down barriers.
Empowered Lives outlines the key systemic issues facing Victorians with disability in their interactions with Victorian Government systems, and sets out achievable actions the Government can take to provide more opportunities for people with disability, more inclusive environments and communities, and stronger support when needed. It has been developed by people with disability, advocates and organisations across the Victorian disability community, reflecting a shared commitment to achieving the rights of Victorians with disability.