Disabled People’s Organisations Australia
Disabled Peopleís Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) is an alliance of four national Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) in Australia. DPOs are organisations that are led by and made up of people with disability.
DPO Australia promotes and advances the human rights and freedoms of all people with disability in Australia by working together on areas of shared interests, strategic priorities and opportunities. Our work is grounded in a 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.
The four national DPOs that make up DPO Australia have been funded by the Australia Government to represent the views of people with disability, to advocate for systemic change to improve the lives of people with disability and to provide advice to Government/s and other stakeholders.
In our work we seek to:
- promote and protect the human rights and dignity of all people with disability
- represent and promote an understanding of the diversity of people with disability
- promote and support the active participation of people with disability in decision-making processes and all aspects of community life
- foster strategic partnerships with other disability and human rights organisations and groups
- foster co-operative and respectful relationships with all levels of government
FPDN is a founding member of DPO Australia. The other founding member organisations are these national peak bodies:
- National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA)
- Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
- People With Disability Australia (PWDA)