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Independent disability advocacy – DANA submission to the DRC

Independent disability advocacy – DANA submission to the DRC

The DANA submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Royal Commission) about independent disability advocacy is informed by the collective knowledge and experience of member organisations. In addition to exploring the context, key barriers and challenges for the disability advocacy sector, this submission outlines our recommendations to support fulfilling the obligations inherent in the implementation of the purpose and principles of Australia’s Disability Strategy (2021-2031) and National Disability Advocacy Framework (2022-2025) to achieve desired outcomes for people with disability throughout Australia. In particular, the recommendations seek to eliminate their risks of experiencing violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation

IDPwD 2022 Roundup: Celebrations and Stories

IDPwD 2022 Roundup: Celebrations and Stories

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) was held on Saturday, 3 December 2022, with the theme being: Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world.

In Australia, IDPwD celebrates the contributions and achievements of the 4.4 million Australians with disability, both visible and invisible. Across Australia, organisations have been hosting events and facilitating discussions around people with disability this month. 

Disability advocates call for deeper examination of issues as Disability Royal Commission submissions come to an end

Disability advocates call for deeper examination of issues as Disability Royal Commission submissions come to an end

As we approach the end of 2022, the public engagement phase of the Disability Royal Commission (DRC) is drawing to a close, with the final date for all submissions set for 31 December 2022. Significant progress has been made by the DRC in examining violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. However, 8 Disability Representative Organisations including DANA have recently collaborated on a joint submission outlining gaps we perceive in the scope of work undertaken to date and issues that require further examination. It includes suggestions for a deeper look into critical areas.

DANA eNews – November 2022

DANA eNews – November 2022

This edition of DANA’s eNews is out and full of the latest news about International Day of People with Disability 2022 (IDPwD), advocacy, the NDIS, the Disability Royal Commission, and COVID-19 information. There is plenty happening across the disability advocacy sector, with recent updates being released around consultations and reviews; celebrations and commentary around IDPwD, activities by sector organisation’s around systemic issues, and the important progress in the DRC’s public hearing and submissions process.  

International Day of People with Disability 2022

International Day of People with Disability 2022

International Day of People with Disability is held each year to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. This year, International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) will be held on Saturday, 3 December 2022, and will focus on the theme: Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world. Many disability advocacy organisations are taking the opportunity to promote awareness and connection, with events, campaigns, and content focusing on important topics around the theme of innovation, inclusion and development.

DANA eNews – October 2022

DANA eNews – October 2022

Check your inbox (and junk mail) for DANA monthly eNews – October 2022!

This edition of DANA’s eNews is out and full of the latest news about advocacy, this week’s Federal Budget, the NDIS, the Disability Royal Commission, and COVID-19 information. There are some significant recent updates about the NDIS, systemic advocacy, the DRC public hearings and many events and opportunities for the community.