Increased funding to uphold the rights of people with disability

“A $41.6 million funding boost will enable over 81 providers across Australia to continue offering advocacy as well as trauma-informed counselling to support the work of the Disability Royal Commission,” Minister Ruston said.

17 disability organisations would also share in more than $5.3 million from the Morrison Government to provide systemic advocacy under the Disability Representative Organisation program.

As part of the systemic advocacy investment, Minister Ruston said the Morrison Government would fund $300,000 to establish a national advocacy secretariat managed by peak organisation Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA).

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Topics:
Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies

Author:
Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Source:
Media release

Date published:
Mon 27th Dec, 2021