National Ethnic Disability Alliance

Diversity and Disability (DnD)

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 a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background to speak for themselves and achieve their full potential as valued citizens of the community.

DnD aspires to enhance the freedom, independence, knowledge and opportunities for people with disability from a CALD background.

Contact Details

Post

20 Victoria Crescent St Albans, VIC, 3021

Tel

(03) 9367 6044

Email

dnd@mrcnorthwest.org.au

First established in 1977, the Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory (MCNT) is an organisation representing and advocating the interests, concerns and aspirations of migrants and refugees.

The MCNT is a community-based non-profit organisation managed by a board of dedicated volunteers, and receives operational funding from the Northern Territory Government through the NT Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA).

Contact Details

Tel

(08) 89459122

Email

admin@mcnt.org.au

The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA) is the peak body for all people in NSW with disability and their families and carers, with a particular focus on those from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD )/ non-English Speaking (NES) background with disability.

MDAA is the only advocacy service in NSW available specifically to people from NESB with disability, their families and carers.  MDAA aims to promote, protect and secure the rights and interests of people from a NESB with disability and their families and carers in NSW.

MDAA provides a range of services including individual advocacy to people from a NESB with disability, their families and carers.  MDAA is also a Registered Training Organisation.

Contact Details

Post

PO Box 884 Granville NSW 2142

Tel

(02) 02 9891 6400 or 1800 629 072

TTY

133 677

Fax

(02) 9897 9402

Email

mdaa@mdaa.org.au

Kin Disability Advocacy is the peak disability advocacy organisation in WA. Kin advocates for Australians with layered disadvantages – those with disability, cultural and language barriers – to have equal opportunity for a better life. Kin defends people’s rights and empowers them to self-advocate.

Kin provides individual and systemic advocacy services for people with all types of disability including physical, sensory, intellectual, and psychosocial disabilities.

For over 28 years Kin has been creating new pathways and finding new possibilities for people living with disability. Empowering everyday people, from migrants living with a disability to Aboriginal families living remotely, to transform their daily lives – from housing, healthcare and employment to child-care and transport.

Contact Details

Post

132 Main Street Osborne Park 6017

Tel

(08) 9388 7455 or 1800 659 921

Email

admin@kinadvocacy.org.au

TASC National Limited, formerly The Advocacy and Support Centre Inc. (TASC) was established in 1982 as the Toowoomba Community Legal Centre. Expanding to include the Ipswich Community Legal Centre, TASC is known for its innovative delivery of generalist and specialist legal, advocacy and social services across Toowoomba, Ipswich and South West Queensland. It is a federally and state funded not-for-profit organisation that provides a truly holistic approach to client service delivery.

TASC provides a range of free services to the vulnerable and marginalised members of our community – people who are at risk, people who have a disability, people who have a mental illness, people who might not otherwise have a voice in our community.

Contact Details

Post

223 Hume St, (P.O Box 594), Toowoomba 4350

Tel

1300 008272 or 07 46169700

Email

reception@tascinc.org.au

The Canberra Multicultural Community Forum (CMCF) is a peak body representing more than 100 ethnic and associated community organisations in the Australian Capital Territory and its surrounding area.

The Forum is established to promote the common interests and articulate the purpose and direction of the multicultural community in the ACT through:

  • Community collaboration and consultation
  • Engagement and participation in public debate
  • Formulation of relevant policies
  • Representation to Government
  • Community education, conferences, seminars

CMCF aims to represent, enhance, foster, embrace and promote issues of the multicultural community in the ACT.

Contact Details

Post

PO Box 796 WODEN ACT 2606

Mobile

0411 417 666

Email

chair@cmcf.org.au or secretary@cmcf.org.au

Disability Rights Advocacy Service operates two advocacy programs:

1. ‘Individual Advocacy’ Program: represents people on a one-to-one basis to resolve their individual concerns, and

2. ‘Systemic Advocacy’ Program: aims to identify, challenge and change policies, legislation and structures that negatively impact upon their constituency.

Contact Details – Adelaide Office

Post

Shop 4/80 Henley Beach Road Mile End SA 5031 PO Box 742 Torrensville SA 5031

Tel

08 8351 9500

Email

admin@dras.com.au

The Multicultural Council of Tasmania’s vision is of a culturally and linguistically diverse and harmonious Tasmania that is just, fair and inclusive – where people with diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to Tasmanian society.

Our mission is to be a community-based, member-driven organisation that empowers people from diverse and multicultural backgrounds to have a voice. We advocate and lobby for human rights, social justice, respect, equality and dignity for multicultural communities. We work to build an inclusive society by providing information and promoting cultures, languages and multicultural issues in the community and our members help to welcome new migrants and refugees to Tasmania.

Our values are of inclusiveness, respect, co-operation, integrity and accountability.

We work with:

  • Our member organisations
  • Residents of Tasmania with a culturally and linguistically diverse background, including people with a refugee background, international students and migrants
  • All levels of government and agencies that provide service
  • The broader Tasmanian community and organisations that we partner with to achieve our goals.
Contact Details – Tasmania Office

Post

65 Hopkins Street, Moonah 7009

Tel

03 6170 9196

Email

office@mcot.org.au