DARU Publications

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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.

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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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.