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DANA eNews – Late September

DANA eNews – Late September

Check your inbox and junk folder for DANA eNews! This edition of DANA’s eNews is out and full of the latest news about advocacy, the NDIS, the Disability Royal Commission, and COVID-19 information. There are some significant recent updates about the NDIS, systemic advocacy, the most recent DRC public hearing and many events and opportunities for the community.

There’s also an update about the recent Jobs and Skills Summit, current opportunities, new resources, jobs in the advocacy sector and more…

Share your stories with the Disability Royal Commission

Share your stories with the Disability Royal Commission

People with disability, their family, supporters and advocates can share experiences of violence, neglect, abuse or exploitation with the Royal Commission. This helps the DRC learn more about the problem and how to help prevent it in the future. But 2022 is the final year for people to share their stories with the Disability Royal Commission. The final date for submissions is 31 December 2022.

Here are some resources to help you promote awareness of this important deadline. 

DANA eNews – Mid September

DANA eNews – Mid September

Check your inbox and junk folder for DANA eNews!

This edition of DANA’s eNews is out and full of the latest news about advocacy, the NDIS, the Disability Royal Commission, and COVID-19 information.

There’s also an update about the recent Jobs and Skills Summit, current opportunities, new resources, jobs in the advocacy sector and more…

Free, independent and confidential counselling and advocacy support for the Disability Royal Commission

Free, independent and confidential counselling and advocacy support for the Disability Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) is happening now and will run until September 2023.

Free, independent and confidential counselling and advocacy support is available for people with disability who have been hurt, taken advantage of or treated badly. Support is also available for anyone who is engaging with or affected by the Disability Royal Commission.

Housing action long overdue for people with disability

Housing action long overdue for people with disability

Having a safe, secure and appropriate place to live is a foundational human right – one that too many people with disability are routinely denied.

DANA has released a joint statement with Inclusion Australia and People with Disability Australia outlining concerns and recommendations around housing for people with disability.

“We often hear from advocates about the difficulty of getting disability supports in place for a person without a home,” said DANA CEO Mary Mallett. “A Brisbane advocate told me last year that just about everything he was doing was related to housing because all of the issues that he was trying to help people with were flowing from the fact that they didn’t have a place, an appropriate place to live.”