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#MakingTime makes a difference

People spending time with nature, animals, music and others #MakingTime makes a difference

We know it’s been pretty tough times for disability advocates lately. 

Australians living with mental ill health, mental distress and those who care for them have told the National Mental Health Commission the one thing that has helped them through difficult moments is making time for what matters to them. 

AdvoKit – Holiday edition

Young person with disability decorate a Christmas tree

AdvoKit is here to help people get the advocacy resources they need to support people with disability during the pandemic and beyond. The final AdvoKit Newsletter of 2020 includes lots of info about vaccines and vaccinations and what we know about when and how they will work in Australia, plus more. 

#EndSegregation – Over fifty disability rights and advocacy organisations call for an end to segregation

#EndSegregation - People with disability are not second class citizens.

People with disability and our rights and advocacy organisations are fighting to end the segregation of people with disability in Australian education, housing and workplaces.

We urge the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) to recognise that segregation of people with disabilities is discrimination and a breach of our human rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (which Australia has signed).

If you would like to join the growing number of disability advocacy organisations and individuals who have publicly endorsed this paper, visit the DPOA website.  You can also show your support for this human rights position by using the hashtag #EndSegregation on social media.