Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) is a coalition of Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs), which are organisations run by and for people with disability. DPO Australia promotes and seeks to advance the human rights and freedoms of all people with disability in Australia. Our work is grounded in a normative human rights framework that recognises the United Nations human rights conventions and related mechanisms as fundamental tools for advancing the rights of people with disability in Australia and internationally.
DPO Australia is the recognised nexus between government, people with disability and other stakeholders. Our key purpose is to promote, protect and advance the human rights and freedoms of people with disability in Australia by working collaboratively on areas of shared interests, purpose and strategic opportunity. In our work we seek to:
- Advance the rights of all people with disability from all walks of Australian life, in relevant national policy frameworks, strategies, partnership agreements and other initiatives
- Promote and engender a collaborative, co-operative and respectful relationship with all levels of Government in our collective efforts to advance the human rights of people with disability
- Build on and further develop strategic Alliances and partnerships at the state/territory, national and international levels in order to to advance the human rights of people with disability
- Promote the Alliance at the international level as the coordinating point for international engagement with the Australian DPO sector
- Build respect for, appreciation of, and faith in, the DPO sector in Australia.
DPO Australia’s other member organisations are these national peak bodies:
- National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA)
- Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
- People With Disability Australia (PWDA)
Visit DPO Australia’s website here.