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Other Information & Advocacy

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers - A survey collected every three years by the ABS on three population groups: people aged 60 years and over, people with disability and carers.

Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) - ACOSS is the peak body of the community services and welfare sector and the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality.

Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) - Online resource that provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.

Every Australian Counts  - A campaign for the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.

I Give a Gonski - A campaign for the implementation of the findings of the Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling (2011). The review recommended that schools be funded according to the needs of their students.

Inclusive Playspace - A web resource that seeks to promote and support the increase of play opportunities for people of all abilities by providing accessible, informed guidance for the development of quality inclusive playspaces.

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) - IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

My Choice Matters
An organisation that works with people with disability and families to develop skills in three key areas: choice, voice and control. My Choice Matters run workshops for people with disability across New South Wales and have a range of resources on their website. They also provide a free online leadership course for people with disability and families called Become a Leader and a free online planning tool designed to help people with disability and their families get the most out of the changing disability support system, called My Learning Matters.

National Children's Commissioner - The Australian Human Rights Commission commenced the position of National Children's Commissioner in 2013. The Commissioner focuses solely on the rights and interests of children, and the laws, policies and programs that impact on children.

National Disability Awards - the Awards are held each year as part of the International Day of People with Disability celebrations. The Awards aim to honour and recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations that have improved the lives of people with disability and thereby contributed to increased recognition of equality and human rights for all Australians.

Stop the Violence Project - A collaborative project that seeks to improve the quality of life for women and girls with disability who experience or are at risk of experiencing violence.

Tasmanian Disability Education Reform Lobby - An organisation that advocates for structural change in the Tasmanian Education system to ensure that students living with disability receive appropriate support.

Touched by Olivia - Touched by Olivia is Australia’s only charity focused on the creation of inclusive playspaces. By partnering with communities, corporations and government, Touched by Olivia is building the Livvi’s Place National Network so that all people, regardless of their age or ability, are able to play in their community.