National Ethnic Disability Alliance

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The NEDA

NEDA is a national Disabled People’s Organisation that advocates federally for the human rights of people with disability, and their families, from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

“What NEDA believes: People from non English Speaking backgrounds (NESB) with disability, their families and carers are individuals who have the right to be respected for their human worth and dignity, and to be free from all forms of discrimination. People from NESB with disability, their families and carers are experts in knowing how they want to receive services and supports. All our activities must take into account the views and experiences of people from NESB with disability, their families and carers. ”

Our Mission

We advocate for our rights as people with disability from CALD backgrounds through providing our voice and participation to represent our experiences and determine...

Our Key Issues

NEDA is engaged in work on many wide-ranging disability & multicultural policy issues, some of which are summarised below. NEDA strongly encourages community engagement and...

Our Principles

People from CALD with disability, their families and carers are individuals who have the right to be respected for their human worth and dignity, and to...

Find out more about our policy engagements

About Us

Welcome to NEDA

Our Policies

In addition to providing written submissions and advice to Government, NEDA…

Contact Us

We aim to get back to all enquiries as soon as we can, if you need to speak further about ...

NEDA Data

NEDA is Australia’s leading organisation with regards to data analysis pertaining to disability and multiculturalism...

our Jobs

Our Key Advocacy Issues

NDS

The National Disability Strategy (NDS) is Australia’s key national policy framework for protecting, promoting and fulfilling...

NDIS

Once fully rolled out nationally, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will support hundreds of...

Migration Law

People with disability and their families face significant discrimination when attempting to migrate to Australia...

our Missions

What We Are Doing

DRC Factsheets

In addition to providing written submissions and advice to Government, NEDA undertakes representative...

Community Radio Project

As part of a radio campaign, we have produced a series of ads across radio and podcasts to help people...

COVID 19

The Australian Government's Department of Health has published a range of resources and translated...

2024-2028

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) Strategy

Council / Board

Council / Board
Our president Maryanne Cosic has been a representative for DnD for over 15 years and tirelessly advocates for the human rights of people with disability and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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DPO Australia

DPO Australia
Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) is a coalition of Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs), which are organisations run by and for people with disability. DPO Australia promotes and seeks to advance the human rights...
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Member Organisations

Member Organisations
Diversity & Disability (DnD) program is a disability self-advocacy program delivered at the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) St Albans office. We provide support to people with a disability from...
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Mission Statement

Mission Statement
National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) is a national Disabled People's Organisation (DPO) that advocates federally for the human rights of people with disability...
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NEDA Staff

NEDA Staff
Dwayne has an extensive history working in diverse roles across the community sector. Prior to his role as CEO at NEDA, Dwayne worked in a senior management role at the Richmond Fellowship...
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Key Partners

Key Partners
NEDA often works collaboratively with the following key partners, to advance the interests of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people with disability...
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Become a member of NEDA Today.

Contact us:

comms@neda.org.au

Call Anytime:

+(61) 407 878 933

Key partners

Meet Our Partners

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
Harmony Alliance (HA)Harmony Alliance (HA)
Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA)Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA)
1800 RESPECT1800 RESPECT
Positive Partnerships (PP)Positive Partnerships (PP)
Children and Young People With Disability Australia (CYDA)Children and Young People With Disability Australia (CYDA)
Inclusion Australia (IA)Inclusion Australia (IA)
National Disability Services (NDS)National Disability Services (NDS)
EthnolinkEthnolink
Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)
Mental Health Australia (MHA)Mental Health Australia (MHA)
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA)LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA)
Cultural Perspectives GroupCultural Perspectives Group