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


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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)


Be a Covid Warrior

Visit our Covid Warrior NSW page for lots of great tips


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.







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Latest News from the Royal Commission

Response to the Disability Royal Commission Chair’s published opening statement on Inclusive Education from Public Hearing 24

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MEDIA RELEASE 16 June 2022 Source: Disabled Peoples Organisations Australia The Australian Civil Society Delegation is currently in New York attending the 15th Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on…

Time for action on disability rights

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First people with disability today told the Disability Royal Commission that it is time for action to make disability rights real. “It’s been more than a decade since Australia signed…

Disability Royal Commission labels vaccine rollout as “seriously deficient”, Damian Griffis speaks to NIT

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The Disability Royal Commission has released a draft report calling the vaccine rollout for peoples living with disability as “seriously deficient”. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation…

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…

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


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


More likely to be living with disability than other Australians


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


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


Celebrating established and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists with 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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