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.


“Better Choices: Youth in WA” – Discussion Paper

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...

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“NDIS in WA Conversations” Event June 2017

“NDIS in WA Conversations” Event June 2017

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 now available at . The event had...

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