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
This document provides Disability Advocates and Disability Advocacy organisations with a clear framework for understanding their responsibilities for effective advocacy practice. This framework is not prescriptive, allowing organisations to retain their autonomy and diversity.
On Wednesday 17 October, DARU hosted a Risk Assessment and Standards information Session for disability advocacy organisations. The session on Risk Management was presented by Diane Borgmeyer, Risk Management Adviser, from VMIA and covered: Introduction to risk management – the basics A quick overview of the risk management standard – AS/NZS/ISO 31000:2009 The new DHS service … Continued
Disability advocacy is often misunderstood and under valued. this information sheet aims to enhance understanding of how advocacy fits in with a human rights framework and provides an overview of the skills required for disability advocacy practice.