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Big Aussie Hearing Check

Are you up for a challenge? Because Australian Hearing would like you to be part of something BIG! Good hearing is an important part of life, it helps you stay connected to the people you love and the things you love to do. But research shows most Aussies take an average of 7 years to […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

AFDO receives the 2019 Public Advocate Award!

Source: AFDO

Each year, the Victorian Public Advocate formally recognises the achievements and bravery of advocates who have spoken out on sensitive and difficult issues, and thereby, contributed to improving the human rights of people. Last week, the Victorian Public Advocate, Colleen Pearce recognised the outstanding achievements of the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) in effecting […]

Source: AFDO

Royal Commission: mistreatment of people with disability

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

The Australian Parliament agreed on 19 February 2019 that there will be a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of people with disability. The pressure is now on for the Government to commit to action before the election. Disability advocates want the Government to declare when it will happen, to consult people […]

Source: Deafness Forum of Australia

Coalition Government supports a Royal Commission into violence and abuse of people with disability

Source: AFDO

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) welcomes the Prime Minister and Liberal/National Coalition Government support to establish a Royal Commission (RC) into violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of people within disability in institutional and wider community settings. Mr Ross Joyce Chief Executive Officer of AFDO stated, “Today the Prime Minster and the Liberal/National Coalition […]

Source: AFDO

Coalition government must commit to a royal commission into violence & abuse of people with disability

Source: AFDO

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) commends the Senate for approving the motion last Thursday, from Green’s Senator Jordon Steele-John, to establish a Royal Commission (RC) into violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect of people with disability in institutional and wider community settings across Australia. Opposition leader Bill Shorten personally pledged his and the ALP’s […]

Source: AFDO

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