Read Disability Advocacy Victoria's letter to James Merlino regarding his media release "New Support to Better Protect our Teachers and Students" of 15 February 2018 and regarding his comments about the quality of education in Victoria reported in an article in The Age of 6 February 2018 here.
Victoria Legal Aid have released an Options Paper detailing possible changes to the means test and contributions policy in relation to eligibility for legal assistance. Submissions are due on 11 June 2017.
Consultations on the NDIS draft Code of Conduct are due on 21 June 2017. The code governs service delivery for the NDIS, establishing expectations for providers and workers and enabling action against providers and workers where a breach occurs.
Submissions are due by 29th August 2016 in relation to the consultation paper - Family Violence Information Sharing Legislation Consultation Questions.
Submissions are due by 29th August 2016 in relation to the consultation paper - Reforming Victoria's Privacy Legislation.
The Cross Sectoral Alliance to Respond to the Royal Commission into Family Violence has drafted Principles of Co-design in support of the principles underpinning the Commission's recommendations for reform.
There have been lots of inquiries and investigations in the disability sector this year, which has given us many opportunities to provide valuable input and make a systemic difference. If you would like to contribute to DAV's current submissions or read the submissions we have already sent, visit our submissions page.
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) update - Step in the Right Direction on Federal Funding
You can read about the Federal Government's recent $600,000 funding commitment to support national organisations representing people with disability and their families here.
Disability Services Commissioner 2014 Annual Report - critique