Following the public release of the Disability Royal Commission’s Final Report, FPDN is fully committed to amplifying the voices of our community and ensuring mob are taking a lead role in shaping plans, designs, and practical implementations.
FPDN aims to provide well-informed and fact-based responses to the commission’s recommendations. To ensure that we get this right, it is essential for us to take the time to review and understand the DRC’s report thoroughly.
We are creating a formal response to the report and recognise that this symbolises the culmination of many years of dedicated advocacy and tremendous community-driven efforts.
Our primary goals are to significantly impact policymakers and raise national awareness about the unique and distinctive experiences of First Nations people living with disabilities throughout their lives, which differ from others in the disability community.
FPDN understands the importance of moving beyond the traditional social inclusion model and acknowledges that culture is inclusion. Additionally, it’s critical for the government to quickly address the intersectional and systematic racism and ableism experienced by mob living with a disability.
FPDN will continue to advocate for reform, provide guidance and support and ensure that the voices of First Nations people with disabilities are given priority. We understand this can be a challenging and confusing time for most of us mob, especially with the report containing confronting material.
If you need support, reach out to a 13YARN Crisis Supporter on 13 92 76 or visit 13yarn.org.au.