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New Australian Disability Strategy Welcomed

New Australian Disability Strategy Welcomed

DANA along with Australia’s peak disability representative organisations have lent their support to the new Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021 – 2031 (the strategy) which was released on Friday 3 December by the Australian Government to coincide with the International Day Of People With Disability. The new strategy – which replaces and builds on the previous National Disability Strategy 2010 – 2020 – is Australia’s national disability policy framework and sets out a plan for governments and stakeholders across Australia to improve the lives of people with disability in Australia over the next ten years.

Celebrating rights and inclusion – International Day of People with Disability 2021

Celebrating rights and inclusion – International Day of People with Disability 2021

International Day of People with Disability is celebrated on December 3 each year. This day aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. It’s a day to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

Check our our run-down of some of the events happening around Australia and online!

DANA eNews – November 2021

DANA eNews – November 2021

This edition of DANA’s monthly eNews is packed full of the latest news about advocacy, the NDIS, the Disability Royal Commission, & COVID-19 information, plus current inquiries, consultations, jobs, resources and updates.

Your Story online events in December

Your Story online events in December

Your Story Disability Legal Support is holding some online events in early December including, a webinar for Queensland community workers, a conversation about LGBTIQA+ communities and the Disability Royal Commission and ‘Fearless and fabulous: Celebrating the disability community’ (on International Day of People with Disability)

Act now to achieve minimum accessibility housing standards for NSW!

Act now to achieve minimum accessibility housing standards for NSW!

Many within the disability advocacy sector would be aware that a majority of state and federal governments recently voted to include minimum housing accessibility standards in the National Construction Code (the NCC). Victoria, Qld, ACT and TAS will be accepting the new accessibility provisions and will be importing them into their own jurisdictions.

But NSW is planning to actively ignore the new sections, and won’t even provide clear reasons why. Together, we can make sure people with accessibility needs in NSW aren’t left behind.

DANA eNews – October 2021

DANA eNews – October 2021

This edition of DANA’s monthly eNews is packed full of the latest news about advocacy, the NDIS, the Disability Royal Commission, & COVID-19 information, plus current inquiries, consultations, jobs, resources and updates.