AFDO Representation on External Committees


AFDO is represented at each of the following committees, consultation forums, sub-groups and working groups. 


Australian Electoral Commission Disability Advisory Committee

This committee works on access increasing access to voting for Australians with disability.


Disability Employment Working Group, Australian Public Service Commission

This committee works on improving workforce rates of people with disability in the Australian Public Service. 


Aviation Access Forum

The Aviation Access Forum (AAF) provides advice to government on disability access policy, and operational and administrative issues associated with access to air services for people with a disability. Visit the webpage.


Disability Research Initiative Steering Committee, University of Melbourne


Innovative Workforce Fund – Independent Advisory Group (IAG)  

The IAG represents stakeholders in the disability, and mental health sectors who provide governance over the national disability sector Innovative Workforce Fund. More information on the Innovative Workforce Fund can be found at


NDIS Implementation Taskforce (ITF) Working Group

This is an NDIS forum for people with disability, stakeholders, service providers & users, and has the following sub-committees:

  • NDIS ITF Workforce Working Group
  • NDIS ITF Complex Needs Working Group
  • NDIS ITF Sector Readiness Working Group
  • NDIS ITF Participant Readiness Working Group


NDIS Independent Advisory Council (IAC)  

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Board is advised by the National Disability Insurance Scheme IAC. The IAC members have extensive experience, knowledge, and skills related to disability; experience and knowledge of caring for people with disability; disability in rural and remote areas; and the provision of services to people with disability. More information on the IAC and its members can be found at 


State Trustees - Ageing, Disability and Mental Health Sector Collaborative Panel

The Ageing, Disability and Mental Health Collaborative Panel was initiated and is supported by State Trustees Australia Foundation, and was established in 2014 to build the capacity of the ageing, disability, and mental health sectors. Visit the website to learn about the latest news from the Ageing, Disability and Mental Health Collaborative Panel


Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Critical Friends Group

This committee provides advice on systemic telecommunication issues experienced by people with disability and improvements to TIO processes to ensure accessibility for all consumers with disability. Latest update from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Critical Friends Group