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Monday 13th May, 2024

The Victorian 2024-25 State budget was delivered on Tuesday 7th May 2024. The theme for this year’s state budget was around Helping Families– making sensible decisions to relieve the cost…

Department of Social Services
Friday 10th May, 2024

The Albanese Labor Government is championing the rights and freedoms of people with disability and has doubled systemic disability advocacy funding over the next four years. Eleven Disability Representative Organisations…

Commonwealth Government
Monday 23rd October, 2023
Monday 27th November, 2023

The Disability Representative Organisations (DRO) grant opportunity will run from 2024–25 to 2025–26. The DRO grant opportunity will provide $10.208 million (GST exclusive) over 2 years ($5.104 million per year) to…

Thursday 19th October, 2023

The Greens have secured a comprehensive review of the Significant Cost Threshold, an outcome with significant potential to reduce discrimination in Australia’s migration system and improve life for many families…

Women's Day
Wednesday 24th May, 2023
"Disability is a part of the rich tapestry of human diversity, and something that nearly all of us will experience at some point in our lives," explains Jackie Dilworth. "It's
Di Winkler
The Conversation
Sunday 15th May, 2022

Just over three years ago, then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the federal government would finally solve the issue of young people with disability having to live in nursing homes. The…

Tory Shepherd
Guardian Australia
Thursday 27th April, 2023
Victorian organisation Women’s Health in the South East said forced sterilisation was often performed to prevent pregnancy, that it breached “every international human rights treaty to which Australia is a
David McManus
Disability Support Guide
Saturday 22nd April, 2023
“With access to inclusive education still very limited, discrimination in hiring practices, and disability employment services that often fail to meet individual needs, young people are disadvantaged on many fronts
Donna Lu and AAP
Guardian Australia
Saturday 8th April, 2023
People with Disability Australia and Advocacy for Inclusion have called for Hanson to withdraw the video and apologise. The People with Disability Australia president, Nicole Lee, said the video
Disability Royal Commission
Friday 10th February, 2023

The Chair of the Disability Royal Commission, the Hon Ronald Sackville AO KC, has written to the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Australia’s airlines and domestic airports outlining concerns people…

Disability advocacy Network Australia (DANA)
Friday 3rd February, 2023

DANA and AFDO collaborated on a brief Pre-Budget Submission calling for continuity of advocacy funding (including systemic advocacy and representation) as the Disability Royal Commission comes to an end. The…

Wednesday 21st December, 2022
The submission is  informed by the collective knowledge and experience of  independent disability advocacy member organisations.  It explores the context, key barriers and challenges for the disability advocacy sector and outlines