Systemic Advocacy

We work to bring about changes in situations or the system on behalf of people from a NESB with disability and their families/ carers. We work towards positive change in policies, procedures, practices and service delivery in government and non-government agencies.  We respond to initiatives by other bodies, we work with other agencies to effect change and we take initiatives and place our issues on the agenda.

Systemic Advocacy Resources

2017 Systemic Updates
Media Release about Disability Advocacy funding from Ministers Porter and Prentice
Link to Media Release

Review of the National Disability Advocacy Program
Easy English Consultation report

MDAA Publications, submissions and conference papers

As part of MDAA’s Systemic Advocacy work, we produce a range of publications, submissions, conference papers and presentations, which include resources from issue papers presented at the MDAA / NEDA conference “From Tolerance to Respect”.

2016 Submissions

All are organised by topic areas and each type of entry is identified as follows:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Ethnicity and Disability
  • Access and Equity
  • Ethnic Communities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • Health
  • Ageing
  • Immigration
  • Aids and Appliances
  • Legal Issues
  • Advocacy
  • Mental Health
  • Assessment
  • Multiculturalism
  • Carers
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Children
  • Other
  • Consumer Participation
  • Post School Options
  • Cultural Competence
  • Rights
  • Service and Workforce Development
  • Education/Training
  • Transport
  • Employment
  • Women