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National Disability Advocacy Framework submission highlights need for funding, sector development and coordination
DANA welcomed the recent opportunity to make a submission on the draft for a new National Disability Advocacy Framework 2022-2025. In this submission DANA has identified broadly what we think is needed to strengthen disability advocacy in Australia and ensure it is accessible, responsive and targeted to people with disability at risk of violence, neglect or other harms. These actions need to occur in close consultation with the advocacy sector, with governments listening and responding to input and feedback from advocacy organisations and the people with disability they support.
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.
Check your inbox and junkmail! 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.
This edition includes July Disability Pride Month celebrations, recent events, reports, and consultations plus updates about current inquiries, job and funding opportunities, grants, and resources from Australia’s Disability Advocacy Sector and Community.
Organisations representing hundreds of thousands of people with disability across Australia are calling on political parties to commit to establishing a COVID Recovery Plan for people with disability. The groups want the incoming Australian Government to urgently implement a plan to address the fact that people with disability are being left in lockdown – while the COVID-19 virus is left to surge in the community.
People with disability need significant support to stay safe with so much COVID-19 in the community, so a comprehensive Recovery Plan must be developed with people with disability, their advocates, supporters and representative organisations.
The Australian Government is encouraging people with disability, their families and carers, disability advocates and other interested stakeholders to share their views on what is important to improve and include in the new National Disability Advocacy Framework 2022-25 (the Framework).
Visit DSS Engage to take part and to find accessible resources to help. The consultation is open until Friday 8 July 2022.