That all people with disabilities must be involved equally in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life.
Using the strength of our membership-based organisations to harness the collective power of uniting people with disability to change society into a community where everyone is equal.
Our strategic objectives
- To represent the united voice of our members and people with disability in national initiatives and policy debate.
- To enhance the profile, respect and reputation for AFDO through our members.
- To build the capacity and sustainability of AFDO and our members.
- To foster strong collaboration and engagement between our members and stakeholders.
- To enhance AFDO's connection and influence in international disability initiatives, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, through policy, advocacy and engagement.
Latest news and media
In our third issue of AFDO eNews, we are happy to announce that AFDO will again be attending the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) this year. We also recently launched the Disability Australia Hub website which provides the community with a gateway to access high quality, up-to-date, disability specific information informed by people with disability and their families.
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) was surprised by news the Turnbull Government is walking away from its strategy to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through a small increase to the Medicare Levy. “The announcement creates uncertainty for people with disability as to how the Federal Government will honour its commitment made in last years Budget, to fully fund the NDIS ongoing,” said AFDO CEO, Mr Ross Joyce.
In our second issue of AFDO eNews, we release the first video from our Information Forum held in October 2017. The video is the Opening Address by the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, who spoke on the day about abuse and neglect of people with disability, employment, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We also take a look at what we’ve achieved in the policy and advocacy space over the last few months.