Advocacy

Disability advocacy promotes, protects and supports a person’s human rights. Advocacy organisations can support you to make sure you are not discriminated against and are treated equally and respectfully by others.

Advocacy

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Advocacy is when someone speaks up for you if you can’t speak up for yourself.

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Advocacy organisations are groups of people that speak up for people with disability.

They can:

  • help you have your say
  • give you information and advice.

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In Australia, it is against the law for you to be treated unfairly because of your disability.

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There are advocacy organisations in each state and territory that can help you tell someone if this happens to you.

 

Select your state or territory below to find out more information.