- Multicultural Disability Organisations
- National Disability Organisations
- Human Rights
- National Disability Complaints Organisations
- Other National Organisations
- Useful Information and Resources
Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA)
MDAA is the only advocacy service in NSW available specifically to people from NESB with disability, their families and carers.
Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC)
EDAC advocate for and empower people with a disability from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)
ADEC is a state wide advocacy organisation for people from NESB with disability, their families and carers in Victoria.
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
AFDO is the Peak body for disability Self-advocacy organisations in Australia.
Physical Disability Council of Australia
PDCA is the national peak advocacy organisation for people with physical disability.
National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS
The national lobby group for people who are HIV+ or who have AIDS.
Women with Disabilities Australia
WWDA is the national peak advocacy organisation representing women with disability.
National Council on Intellectual Disability
The Council is the national peak body for people with intellectual disability.
Brain Injury Australia
The national peak organisation for people living with acquired brain injury.
Deafness Forum Australia
Deafness Forum is the peak body for deafness and seeks solutions on issues for all Australians who are Deaf, have a hearing impairment or chronic disorder of the ear.
Australian Association for the Deaf
The Australian Association of the Deaf Inc. (AAD) is the national peak organisation for Deaf people in Australia. It represents the views of Deaf people who use Auslan (Australian Sign Language).
Blind Citizens Australia
The national peak body for a united voice of blind and vision-impaired Australians.
Australian Mental Health Consumer Network
A national representative mental health consumer voice, valuing consumer expertise, that enables full participation in Australian society.
National Multicultural Organisations
Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA)
Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA) provides a range of information and resources in mental health and suicide prevention for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia (FECCA)
FECCA is the national peak body that promotes multiculturalism, community harmony and social justice.
Refugee Council of Australia
The Refugee Council of Australia is a non-profit peak organisation provides information on and advocacy for refugees and humanitarian entrants in Australia.
Australian Multicultural Foundation (AMF)
Council for Multicultural Australia (CMA)
Diversity Health Institute (DHI)
DHI aims to promote optimal quality healthcare based on improved clinical diagnosis and assessment practices, and to ensure that health services and programs are responsive to the social, cultural, linguistic and religious values and practices of Australia's diverse population.
Australian Intercultural Society (AIS)
AIS has been established to promote interfaith dialogue, harmony and peace in the diverse multi-faith communities in Australia.
Arts Access Australia (AAA)
AAA is the national body representing a dynamic network of State and Territory arts and disability organisations and individuals and works to increase access and participation in the arts for people with disabilities.
People with Disability Australia (PWD)
PWD is a national cross disability human rights and advocacy organisation, of and for people with disability.
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
A Human Rights Act for Australia
The United Nations
UN Enable - The Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
Disabled People’s International
Disability World is a website dedicated to advancing an exchange of information and research about the international independent living movement of people with disabilities.
The Crosspoint is the Net's biggest collection of links in the field of Human Rights, Anti-Racism, Refugees, Disability, Women's rights, etc.
Human Rights and Disability
The UN Refugee Agency
UNHCR is one of the world's principal humanitarian agencies, its staff of more than 5,000 personnel helping 19.8 million people in more than 120 countries. During its half century of work, the agency has provided assistance to at least 50 million people, earning two Nobel Peace Prizes in 1954 and 1981.
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Department of Education, Science and Training
Department of Health and Ageing
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
Department of Human Services
Centrelink’s Pulse – news, views + things to do for DSP customers
Is a newsletter for Centrelink customers who receive Disability Support Pension (DSP). It provides DSP customers with up-to-date news on disability related programs, services and payments.
Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
Disability Employment Services (DES)
- JobAccess is an information and advice service. It gives people with disability, employers, co-workers and Job Services Australia providers access to confidential expert advice and offers practical workplace solutions on all disability employment matters http://jobaccess.gov.au/home
- Toolkit: Easy English about your rights at work!http://jobaccess.gov.au/jobseekers/tool_kits/easy_english_words/easyenglish_rightstowork
- Toolkit: Getting Work http://jobaccess.gov.au/content/getting-work
- Employment Services Assessment will help to identify what services you may need to find a job. Centrelink or your provider can provide further information about Employment Services Assessments.http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/centrelink/employment-services-assessments-and-job-capacity-assessments
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline is an Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disabilities using government funded services.
Complaints Resolution and Referral Service
The CRRS assists to resolve complaints about disability employment and advocacy services that are funded under the Commonwealth Disability Services Act .
Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS)
ACOSS is the peak council of the community services and welfare sector. Established in 1956, ACOSS is the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality.
Australian Federation of Homelessness Organisations (AFHO)
AFHO is the national peak body working to prevent and respond to homelessness in Australia.
Carers Australia represents the needs and interests of carers at the national level.
Families Australia is the national peak organisation dedicated to promoting the needs and interests of families.
Mental Health council of Australia (MHCA)
MHCA is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.
National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN)
NWRN is a network of community legal centres throughout Australia which specialise in Social Security law and its administration by Centrelink.
Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)
ADCET provides up to date and comprehensive information about inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies, accommodations and support services for people with disabilities in post secondary education and training.
Disability Studies and Research Institute Disability Studies and Research Institute (DSaRI)
DSaRI undertakes research into and education about disability issues from a social perspective and promotes public debate associated with the social dimensions of disability.
EnableNeT is being developed as a one stop site for information on disability and a meeting place for people interested in disability issues.
Australasian Association of Students with Disability
Diversity@Work works with employers on workforce diversity
This website offers easy access to a wide range of information, resources, services and products of interest to people with disability.
An Inclusion Support Agency (ISA) and assists childcare services to respond to the needs of all children in their care with a focus on CALD children.
Information exchange website for the community sector.
National Disability Advocacy Program: Australian Government Website
No Limits is a program produced by Disability Media, and it aims to raise awareness of disability by portraying realistic images of people with disabilities. No Limits is a topical panel style discussion, focusing on living life to the fullest with a disability. Informative, empowering and educational, No Limits is a popular program, with an audience not limited to the disabled community.
Working Carers Support Gateway
The Gateway website provides information and support for people who juggle paid employment with unpaid caring and assists them to manage their work and care responsibilities.
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CULTURAL COMPETENCE RESOURCES
Cultural Competence, we are hearing more of it but what does it mean?
Here are links to some useful resources in this area.
Cultural Competence - Seeing and Knowing, a two-part focus by Synergy on the broad field of cultural competence in mental health
Cultural Competence Works - This 100 page self paced learning manual works because it will help you become the best you can be at your job
National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University - A Center provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency
Conference Proceedings from the International Conference Now Available
- Speeches, abstracts and other materials - On the 7th and 8th of September 2006, MDAA and NEDA hosted an international conference From Tolerance to Respect: Cultural Competence in Practice held in Sydney, Australia.