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.

 

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

 

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

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.

Latest News from the Royal Commission

NDIS support needed for people with disability in prison

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The next hearing of the Disability Royal Commission will look at criminal justice and the NDIS. This is a follow up from the hearing in February 2021, and will be…

Media Release: Urgent DRC extension needed to stop violence and abuse

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The crisis of violence and abuse of First Peoples with disability must be urgently addressed by an extension of the Disability Royal Commission. “I am very concerned that the full…

Advocates call for greater focus on Indigenous people with disability in detention

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 14 times more likely to be imprisoned than the non-Indigenous population  The disability royal commission needs a dedicated First Nations hearing to investigate…

Media Release: The overrepresentation of First Nations People with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system warrants own Disability Royal Commission Hearing

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16 February 2021 Media Release The overrepresentation of First Nations People with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system warrants own Disability Royal Commission Hearing   People with cognitive disability…

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45%

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disability or
long-term health condition

7.7%

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with severe or
profound disability

2.1x

More likely to be living with disability than other Australians

19%

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability participate
in the workforce

5x

More likely to experience mental illness than other Australians

First People with disability participate in cultural activities at the same rate as First People without disability

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We are proud to announce Jeff McMullen as a Patron of FPDN.

Through his work, Jeff has campaigned for improvement in health, education, and access to human rights for Indigenous Peoples.

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