News & Media

For all media inquiries and interviews please contact Australian Federation of Disability Organisations Chief Executive Officer Ross Joyce.

Email:   Mobile: 0402 842 040


AFDO are always pleased to work with journalists and media outlets interested in AFDO and disability issues.

We can:

  • Answer media enquiries about disability issues
  • Provide a spokesperson for a media interview
  • Draft feature articles or opinion pieces for publication.
  • For all non-media enquiries please call (03) 9662 3324 or email


Reporting it Right: Media guidelines for portraying people with a disability

The Reporting it Right guidelines by the Victorian Government Department of Human Services have been developed to assist journalists and communications professionals to portray people with a disability both sensitively and appropriately.

The guidelines have been developed in consultation with people with a disability, and representatives from the media, communications, disability and health sectors.

The guidelines and a three-minute checklist are available below