ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Submission: Review of the National Disability Advocacy Program

Publication date: 
June 2016

ACTCOSS supports the submission of Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA), the national peak body for independent advocacy and the ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS).

We advocate that any change as a result of the review maintains current levels of advocacy funding in the ACT. In the context of the biggest reform in the disability service system through the NDIS, access to independent advocacy is essential for individuals with disability exercising their human rights. The funding of systemic advocacy at this time is also crucial to ensure that the design and processes of the NDIS operate from within a human rights framework.