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Our Mission:

Australian Disability is a charitable organisation dedicated to fairness, dignity and equality for people with disabilities to enable their full participation in our Australian society.

Founded in 2012 on the principle that discrimination and stigma but also the culture towards disability have to change and be reshaped and owned by people living with the daily effects, positive and negative, of disability.

Only through an authentic conversation about disability affair, is it possible to create a dialogue to enable the creation for change against the backdrop of discrimination and intolerance given an avenue to a better, accessible and more inclusive society

​​Aims and Purpose:

We aim to support the development of new technologies that improve the quality of life and the independence of persons living with a disability by; providing persons with a disability with the forum through which they can express their views on government policies and other matters of relevance to their disability; and supporting a landscape of fair and unbiased media representation of disability-related issues, through the development of news and original content.

 

By deliver an online community dedicated to providing education on disability-related issues so as to reduce the instances of the discrimination experienced by persons with a disability. We are enhancing this, by actively establishing an online community that encourages greater interaction between disabled and able-bodied people which aims to promote the concept of disability as a strong, healthy form of identity.

Our core values:

  • Fairness – for all people with disabilities, carers, family and friends.

  • Equality – for all people with disabilities, carers, family and friends by working at a societal, community and governmental level to achieve systemically and meaningful change to achieve equality in all aspects of their lives by advocating for proactive and long-term sustainable changes to create an accessible and inclusive society for all who live in Australia while also acknowledging the unique challenges presented by Indigenous Australians, Culturally and Linguistically backgrounds, LGTBQIA+ and Gender Identity.

  • Dignity for All – all services and activities we undertake as an organisation respects the inherent human rights and treats all people with the same tolerance and respect that anyone would expect if the disability was not a factor.

  • Accountability and Transparency – all services and activities we undertake as an organisation respects the inherent human rights and dignity for all people with disabilities, carers, family and friends.

We also acknowledge our privileged status that we hold in the lives of our customers/participants and would like to emphasise that we as an organisation have a zero-tolerance approach to any consumer, friends or family, we have a moral, ethical and legal obligation to ensure the prevention and maintains an environment free of violence, abuse, negligence and/or exploitation.

Disability is broadly defined within the Disability Discrimination Act to include physical, intellectual, sensory, neurological and psychiatric disabilities as well as including people who may have a disease and people with an imputed disability (i.e. being treated as if you have a disability). People like relatives, friends, and carers are also protected if they are discriminated against because of their association with a person with a disability.[1]

[1] Australian Human Rights Commission, A brief guide to the D.D.A, ‘Who does the D.D.A protect?’ (2015) <https://www.humanrights.gov.au/dda-guide-who-does-dda-protect>.

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Australian Disability Care and Support

Australian Disability Commercial

Australian Disability Financial

Australian Disability Foundation

Australian Disability Media

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Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these.

Our Aims & Values

We aim to support the development of new technologies that improve the quality of life and the independence of persons living with a disability by; providing persons with a disability with the forum through which they can express their views on government policies and other matters of relevance to their disability; and supporting a landscape of fair and unbiased media representation of disability-related issues, through the development of news and original content.

 

By delivering an online community dedicated to providing education on disability-related issues so as to reduce the instances of discrimination experienced by persons with a disability. We are enhancing this, by actively establishing an online community that encourages greater interaction between disabled and able-bodied people which aims to promote the concept of disability as a strong, healthy form of identity.

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