An important role of DBA is to help empower people who are deafblind and support them to be self-determined and to advocate for themselves.
People who are deafblind can and do achieve their goals, given effective supports and services.
We represent and advocate for people with deafblindness to work to improve these supports and services in Australia.
Queensland Rail & Transport disregards human rights
AFDO welcomes the Australian Human Rights Commission preliminary decision not to grant an exemption under the Federal Disability Discrimination Act to Queensland Rail.
Urgent action needed on abuse of people with disability
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations commends Human Rights Watch for the comprehensive and harrowing report released yesterday into the abuse and neglect of people with disability in Australia’s prisons.
Welcome WA to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations welcomes the joint announcement from the Prime Minister, Minister Porter and Assistant Minister Prentice that Western Australia is joining the nationally-delivered National Disability Insurance Scheme.