Multicultural Disability
Advocacy Association

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.

Who are we?

“The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc (MDAA) is a peak body in New South Wales providing advocacy for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and non-English speaking (NES) backgrounds with disability, their families and carers.
Since 1995, MDAA has been advocating for the rights of people with disability from CALD/NES backgrounds, their families and carers for better outcomes and improved access to services, opportunities and participation in the disability sector”.


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“The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc (MDAA) is a peak body in New South Wales providing advocacy for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and non-English speaking

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The Honourable Jane Prentice MP visits MDAA

On Thursday 27 July 2017, The Honorable Jane Prentice MP paid a visit to Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA). Jane Prentice is Assistant Minister for Social Sciences and Disability Services.

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Small Stone Project Closing event

    Small Stone is under the auspices of the MDAA. For National Youth Week, MDAA celebrated Small Stone’s young people’s diverse talents and their many achievements. The initiative is

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Petition for Continued Funding of Disability Advocacy for people from CALD/NES Backgrounds in New South Wales

From July next year the NSW Government will no longer fund disability advocacy, representation and information services. These services exist to ensure that people with disability have a voice and

Events

Florescence of Diversity Fundraising Dinner

MDAA is holding a fund-raising dinner, The Florescence of Diversity, on 23 November 2018 commencing 4pm at Blacktown Workers Club which is also a pre-celebration of the International Day for People with a Disability with our Patron Assistant Professor Dr Munjed Al Muderis, Human Rights Activist and Leading International Orthopaedic Surgeon as guest speaker. please click on link…

MDAA’s Annual General Meeting

Coming up is the Annual General Meeting on 12 December 2018 to be held at the St Marks Church in Mary St Granville.  There will be an election of new members to the Governance Committee so a call out to members who might want to give back to the community by coming on board to…

MDAA’s Patron

Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis is an orthopaedic surgeon and a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine. He specialises in hip, knee, trauma and Osseo integration surgery. As well as being an internationally respected surgeon and humanitarian, he has helped many amputees regain their mobility. The Professor is a…

“MDAA helped me stand up for
my rights when I couldn't.”


- John Reddin, Fairfield