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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

 

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FPDN is led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander People with disability

 

Our connection to Country, culture and the history
of our people keeps us strong

 

We know that the response to the disadvantage experienced
by our people with disability must be led by our people

 

We are the thought leaders on disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, we provide fee for service with expert advice and training

 

Ten Priorities to address disability inequity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities for the National Disability Strategy and National Disability Insurance Scheme

 

Royal Commission

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

 

Benny Boy Goes Bush

In a world of diverse learners, culture will always keep our community strong

 
 

Human Rights Training

Our culturally safe ‘Know your Human Rights’ training workshops empower communities to understand how to speak up for their rights.

 

Coronavirus information

The latest news and information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

 

FPDN is led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with disability

 

We are the thought leaders on disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, we provide fee for service with expert advice and training

 
 

Our connection to Country, culture and the history
of our people keeps us strong

 

We know that the response to the disadvantage experienced
by our people with disability must be led by our people

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) is a national human rights organisation of and for
Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities.

Our organisation is governed by First Peoples with lived experience of disability.
FPDN won the Improving Advocacy and Rights Promotion Award at the 2014 National Disability Awards.

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Media Release: Royal Commission Sydney hearing begins next week

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Media Release: Friday 14 February 2020 The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability will begin its next hearing at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush on…

Royal Commission: Neglect and abuse in group homes leaves deep scars

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Source: The Age By Miki Perkins December 2, 2019 “Sickening” incidents of sexual violence, abuse and neglect in group homes have caused deep psychological scars for people with disabilities and their…

ABC News: Disability royal commission begins today, a long overdue reckoning into the violence against us

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Opinion: By El Gibbs Today is the first public sitting of the disability royal commission, or to give it its full name, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and…

“Change can’t happen for our people with disability without recognising the systemic barriers, such as poverty, for Aboriginal people with disability”. FPDN CEO Damian Griffis speaks to ABC RN Breakfast

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