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Volunteer Board Member – Disability Justice Australia

Disability Justice Australia (DJA) is a well-known Not-for-Profit national organisation with its office in Melbourne and registered with ASIC under Commonwealth Corporations Law. It reports annually to the Australian Charities Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC).  DJA...

Vale Sue Salthouse

The AFDO Board and staff are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Sue Salthouse this week. Sue was an inspirational and tireless champion for the disability sector - particularly women.  Her dedication, passion and generosity changed so many lives for the better....

Melbourne entering Stay at Home restrictions

From 11:59pm tonight, if you live in the Melbourne metropolitan area or the Shire of Mitchell you need to Stay at Home. The Victorian Government has changed the restrictions as more Victorians have been diagnosed with CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in the past week.  These...

Australians with disabilities ‘sidelined’ during coronavirus pandemic

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) attended the public hearing for the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 this week, to speak on the impact the CoronaVirus pandemic has had on people with disability. AFDO's Vice President, Trevor Carroll...

Launch of International Disability Alliance Report on Inclusive Education 

What an inclusive, equitable, quality education means to us The International Disability Alliance (IDA) has released its first global report on Inclusive Education.  Titled "What an inclusive, equitable, quality education means to us", the report is the culmination of...