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People with disability have the right to feel safe

Trauma specialists Blue Knot Foundation have been funded by the Australian Government to manage the National Counselling and Referral Service (NCRS). The NCRS is now offering support to people with disability and their family and carers who have experienced or...

Release of Report into issues surrounding the death of Ms Ann-Marie Smith

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) welcomes the Report by the Hon. Alan Robertson SC from the independent review into issues surrounding the appalling death of Ms Ann-Marie Smith in April this year.  We acknowledge that the Government has...

AFDO eNews #13 – September 2020

From our CEO Ross Joyce Welcome to the latest edition of AFDO eNews.    This year has seen many challenges for people with disability and their families as everyone adjusts to living through a global pandemic.  However, the impact COVID-19 has had on people with...

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....