DARU is unique in Australia as a dedicated resource unit funded to work with disability advocacy organisations to promote and protect the rights of people with disability. We develop and distribute resources and provide training opportunities to keep disability advocates informed and up-to-date about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria. DARU also hosts regular professional development events including;
Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and
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Directory of organisations for agencies delivering disability advocacy as well as complaints bodies, campaigners, support groups and useful referral and information services.Find an advocate
A collection of information sheets and reports including ‘What is disability advocacy?’, ‘How to be disability inclusive’ and ‘How we talk about disability matters’.Browse publications
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Advocacy Sector Conversations ForumThis forum series provides in depth knowledge on topics that impact disability advocacy practice. Session resources include video, audio, transcript and useful links. Browse resources
Disability Royal CommissionCommentary around the Commission’s proceedings with analysis and perspectives under investigation. Find out more
Australians who are blind or vision impaired are celebrating today following an announcement by the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts that funding will be made available to Australia’s public broadcasters to implement Audio Description (AD).
NDIS minister Stuart Robert has announced that the NDIS will now fund a new type of transitional housing, Medium Term Accommodation (MTA), designed to support participants as they prepare to move into permanent accommodation.
National Legal Aid chairman Brendan Thomas said the service's new website would help ensure people and their families or carers could access free, independent advice about engaging with the royal commission.
Drummond Street and Queerspace are conducting their annual Festival Survey to improve mental health services for LG… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
This is an opportunity to have your say on NDIS pricing-related matters. The Annual Price Review 2020–21 will exami… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The Royal Commission is interested in the experiences of people with disability who have lived, or who are living i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Are you a student or jobseeker with disability? Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE Mentoring) connects… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Woman's Domestic Violence Crisis Service has funding available to meet immediate disability-related support needs f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…