Campaigns & Awards

Assistive Technology for All

This campaign is calling for people with disability who are not eligible for the NDIS to stop falling through the cracks. These people should have equitable access to the assistive technology they need to lead full and active lives.  Assistive technology benefits us and our communities. It allows us to stay involved in public life, stay working if we want to, remain in our homes, and look after ourselves. We are asking the Australian Government to establish a single National Assistive Technology Program for all people who are not eligible for the NDIS, both younger and older.

#EndSeclusion

Victoria must eliminate seclusion and restraint practices within mental health services, and respond to damaging impacts for individuals, including human rights breaches, and physical and emotional harm! “Now that many of us have had a taste of what being cut off from human interaction is like with the COVID 19 restrictions and lockdowns, surely Victorians are more aware of the psychologically damaging effects of seclusion.”

Disability Doesn’t Discriminate campaign

In 2013, the Federal Government deliberately amended the Age Discrimination Act allowing the NDIS to legally exclude people over the age of 65 from the NDIS. Disability Doesn’t Discriminate, but the Government does. Turn 65 and become disabled, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – meant to be your safety net – doesn’t cover you.

500 days to ensure public transport is accessible for all

people with disabilities have been campaigning for over 40 years to have the same access to transport as everyone else, to get to work and community events. The Disability Discrimination Act (1992) requires that all infrastructure is fully compliant with the Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (DSAPT) by 31 December 2022. That’s 500 days away. And we are woefully behind. The good news is that the Andrews government can deal with the solution once and for all! Sign the petition calling for a commitment from the state government to deliver universal access in the next term of government.

Down to 10 days campaign

How long should we have to wait?   Right Now there are Thousands of People with disability who are stuck simply waiting…   Waiting in hospital beds, in nursing homes and at home with their families who are unable to care for them. Waiting to be able to live in a home that meets their needs, like everybody else. Waiting for the NDIS support they are entitled to.

Register as a disability worker to support a stronger, safer disability workforce

Closing date: September 30, 2022

Disability workers are encouraged to register to show people with disability they have the right skills to deliver quality services.  Cases of abuse and neglect in the sector, currently being heard at the Royal Commission, demonstrate how vital it is for people with disability to be confident that their worker is safe, skilled and professional. … Continued

Disability support slashed: Let’s reset the NDIS together!

Closing date: October 8, 2022

Since early last year, NDIS has been slashing support it previously funded, leaving people like us and our families wrestling to cope with daily life. Australians challenged the funding decisions by appealing them with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), leading to a 300% increase in appeals last year. This is unacceptable – people with disabilities shouldn’t have to justify or engage in legal services to ensure we receive appropriate support.