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.
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).
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.
The Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) is the peak advocacy organisation in WA and aims to safeguard the rights of ethnic people with disabilities and their families.
We provide individual and systemic advocacy services for people with all types of disability including physical, sensory, intellectual and psychiatric conditions.
EDAC was established in 1995 to advocate for and empower people with a disability from non-English speaking backgrounds. EDAC aims to safeguard the rights of ethnic people with disabilities and their families. EDAC provides information, advocacy and cross-cultural training.
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.
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.
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.