DARU Update

Information, Linkages and Capacity Building – Social and Community Participation 2023-24 Grant Opportunity

Closing date: October 6, 2023

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via an open, competitive grant process to apply to deliver services under the Social and Community Participation (SCP) stream of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Program from April 2024 to June 2026. Funding of up to $50 million will be available to deliver one-off, time-limited activities to … Continued

Help to shape more inclusive future in City of Casey

Would you like to make a difference in the community and ensure that the needs and concerns of people with disabilities, their families, and carers are addressed effectively? If the answer is yes, the City of Casey invites you to express your interest in joining its Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Group.

Women with Disabilities Victoria – Employment Opportunities

Closing date: September 24, 2023

Are you passionate about advancing the rights of women with disabilities? Women with Disabilities Victoria is a vibrant organisation of women with disabilities working for women with disabilities in Victoria. They currently have two vacancies – Gender and Disability Training Coordinator and Gender and Disability Program Support Officer. Any enquiries regarding the role please contact … Continued

A health consumer opportunity with Consumer Voice Working Group

Closing date: September 22, 2023

What is it? A minimum 18-month appointment to the Consumer Voice Working Group (CVWG). The Consumer Voice Working Group will help SCV and the Department of Health to better capture and respond to data on the healthcare experience of consumers and carers in Victoria. Is it paid? Yes. It is a paid position. Attendance will … Continued

Calls for Radical NDIS Redesign

Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) has launched a fascinating new report entitled Redesigning the NDIS, an international perspective on an Australian Disability Support System. DANA commissioned Dr Simon Duffy of the Self-directed Support (SDS) Network and Citizen Network to compile the report in time for the NDIS Review. The report, which was co-authored by Summer Foundation’s Dr Mark … Continued

Dancing into the room where it happens for arts funding

Introducing herself at the inaugural meeting of a federal arts funding body, Caroline Bowditch showed a photo of herself dancing on a table at the age of five. “I rather fancied myself as Olivia Newton-John,” she told AAP. Bowditch, who describes herself as a proud disabled person and wheelchair user, has been dancing and performing for as … Continued

New Grants Aim to Enhance Disabled Community Participation

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill Shorten said the programs funded by these grants will help build the capacity of people with disability and better connect them with their communities.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 – Information for the community

The Victoria Health Department have developed a range of fact sheets, video content, easy English guides, posters and other supporting communications products, including information that will be translated into community languages on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022.

Autism the focus as government ponders disability funding

The National Disability Insurance Scheme has come under intense scrutiny in recent times, both for its cost and for how challenging some participants have found it to get support. Some of the debate has focused on the support needs of autistic people. But there’s concern they’re under particular pressure as the NDIS plans for its … Continued