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

 

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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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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We have developed some questions to help people prepare for a private session and to help people make a submission. Find our more on our website #DisabilityRC https://t.co/0Tjq6NVEVi

Great to be back out west delivering care packs @FPDNAus and thanks to everyone at the Cultural Centre at Brewarrina for the fish traps tour. Spirtual place. Oldest man made structure on earth @allylwong

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