DARU Update

Inclusive Meetings Training


Date and time: Thu 22nd Feb, 2024 - Thu 13th Jun, 2024, 12.30-3.30pm, 12.30-3.30pm, 12.30-3.30pm, 12.30-3.30pm

Venue: Ross House 247/251 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

Cost: Free

People with cognitive disability are often excluded from committees and consultations. The Voice at the Table Project seeks to create change and ensure that people with cognitive disability can have a real and equal voice on boards, committees, and consultations. This includes people with intellectual disability and acquired brain injury. What do we do? Training … Continued

Rosemary Kayess commences as Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Australia’s new Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Rosemary Kayess, said we need to reframe how Australians think about disability, and address social structures that prevent people with disability from participating equally in society.  Commissioner Kayess said there is a unique opportunity to transform the lives of people with disability following the Disability Royal Commission and the Independent … Continued

Lived Experience Member, Workplace Incidents Consultative Committee

Closing date: February 18, 2024

The Victorian Government is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from Victorians who have been affected by a workplace incident involving death, serious injury or illness to join the WICC. This is an opportunity to use your personal experience to make a difference by providing advice directly to Government to drive improvements to workplace health and … Continued

Travellers with disability often face discrimination. What should change and how to complain

Australia’s former disability discrimination commissioner, Graeme Innes, has settled his dispute with Adelaide Airport. His complaint to the Human Rights Commission was lodged after being denied access to a body scanner with his assistance dog in May 2022. Unfortunately, Innes’ experience will resonate widely with Australia’s 4.4 million people with disability.

A positive start to school

The new school year is about to start, and you may have questions and concerns about how best to support your child and work with the school. For support and advice, call the ACD Support Line today. It’s a free telephone advocacy service for all Victorian families raising children with developmental delay and disability from birth to 18.