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  • Just Gold — Autistic Pride Day Symposia 2024

    Just Gold are hosting Autistic Pride Day (June 18) symposia in both Melbourne (June 8) and Sydney (June 9). The symposia (lead by the Autistic) are a vibrant celebration of neurodiversity, empowerment and community. The theme of the 2024 symposiums is “Taking Off The Mask”, celebrating unmasking “our true, unashamed, unapologetically Autistic selves. It’s about openly embracing the…

  • SECCA — Sexuality, Relationships and Your Rights

    The Sexuality Education Counselling and Consultancy Agency (SECCA) is hosting an online launch event for the Sexuality, Relationships and Your Rights (SRAYR) resource on the 12th June 11.30am AWST (12th June 9.30am AEST, eg Melbourne). This presentation will feature a panel of speakers including a SECCA project officer, a designer of SECCA Tiles and the…

  • NDIS Training — Overview of the Participants Journey

    The National Disability Insurance Agency is offering free training sessions in Melbourne for people with disability, families and carers supporting people with disability (aged 9 to 64) applying to the NDIS or wanting to explore supports in their local community. The training sessions are being conducted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday…

  • Disability Research — The Impact Project

    The “Impact Project” (lead by the University of Melbourne) aims to find out about what helps people with disability to have good mental health. Disability Justice Australia (a member of AFDO) encourages disabled people to participate as “if the project is directly informed by people with disability from the outset, we can ensure that the…

  • The New NDIS Bill — Getting Across the Detail

    This Friday (12th April 2024) DSC are hosting a free 90 minute webinar on the new NDIS bill. The webinar, which includes a Q&A session is aimed at anyone and everyone whose life is impacted by the NDIS — probably, you. The webinar will cover: To register, click here to visit the DSC website. Disability…

  • Opening the Door — Sharing Homes

    The next in the Opening the Door lunchtime conversations has been announced. This is a free online event for people with disability, their families, & supporters. Please share details with others who may like to attend. This conversation about Sharing Homes and will cover homeshare arrangements, tenancy law and other aspects of sharing homes. For…

  • Save the Date — Try Before You Ride

    Public Transport Victoria (PT) has announced a Try Before You Ride event on Thursday 9 May 2024 (10.30am – 2.00m) at Southern Cross Station. Try Before You Ride events help people of all abilities feel more confident when using the public transport system.  Public Transport Victoria For more information, visit the PT website:https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/more/travelling-on-the-network/accessibility/try-before-you-ride/ Disability Justice…

  • Disability Royal Commission recommendations: What do they mean for you?

    The Disability Royal Commission made over 200 recommendations covering all aspects of everyday life — but what could these mean for you? Your Story Disability Legal Support is hosting a free online event on Tuesday March 26 at 11.30am (AEDT) — including Auslan interpreters and live captions — to investigate what we might see if…

  • Opening the Door — Individualised Living Options

    Opening the Door invites you to join them for the next in their series of lunchtime conversations on “Individualised Living Options”. For more information about the event and to register click visit:https://events.humanitix.com/individualised-living-options-lunchtime-conversation-007 Disability Justice Australia hopes our members find this information useful.

  • addc petition for greater disability equity targets

    Did you know that globally one in six people has a disability? That is 700 million people in the Asia-Pacific region alone. The Australian Disability+Development Consortium (addc) is calling for supporters to sign a petition to adopt higher targets in the Disability Equity and Rights Strategy currently being developed by the Australian Government. Disability Justice…