Individuals & Families: Advocacy
Australia is a party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This is one of seven core human rights treaties to which Australia is a party.
Human rights are defined in the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 as the rights and freedoms contained in the seven core human rights treaties to which Australia is a party.
As part of Developmental Disability WA’s work in systemic advocacy, we work with our members and others to uphold these human rights and inform decision makers about priorities for the rights and needs of people with intellectual and other developmental disability and their families.
If you would like to be part of the voice to create positive change you could:
add your views in surveys
take part in research
apply for a grant to further your activities (where available)
make, or contribute to, a submission to a departmental, government or other inquiry
appear before a parliamentary or other committee or forum,
or having your say any other way, then please read on, or contact us to find out more.
Which laws help you get access to what you need.read more
Advocacy Snapshot #3 dated May 2018read more
DDWA Advocacy Service Snapshot Snapshot 2 3 April 2018 by Maxine Drake, Service Negotiator / Advocacy Introduction Welcome to the second instalment in this new series of snapshots that introduce ideas and practical information on Advocacy for people with disabilities...read more
Advocacy Snapshot from the desk of DDWA’s own Service Negotiator / Advocacy, Maxine Drake…read more
The Department of Communities is developing a new youth strategy for Western Australia, launched by the Minister for Youth, Mr Peter Tinley. DDWA is keen to make sure all young people get a chance to have their say and are pleased to share the link to this discussion...read more
Case study with links to the Report …read more
The WA Disability Coalition is pleased to see the release of the ‘Book of Proceedings’ from the NDIS in WA Conversations event held in June 2017 now available at http://www.disability.wa.gov.au/wa-ndis/wa-ndis/the-ndis-in-wa-conversation/about-the-event/ . The event...read more
Bron Pike with the 2016 Horizon Regional Achievement & Community Award …read more
DDWA made a submission to the Department of Social Services, which administers NDAP, regarding the future of advocacy funded by NDAP.
To view the submission: