The survival of people with disability organisations
In light of a number of national people-with-disability advocacy groups being defunded by the government, JFA Purple Orange published this paper on why it is important to sustainably fund diverse peak advocacy organisations in Australia.
In this paper you will find a brief analysis of the strengths and experiences of national people-with-disability organisations and their local counterparts with focus on the following issues:
- Development of network
- Volume of network
- Representation of voice
- Channels for information and consultation
- Specialist knowledge
- Importance of an independent voice
- Importance of coherence
- Importance of peer support
This paper has been published to assist disability stakeholders consider how best to invest in the collective voice of the Australian disability community and with hope that it illustrates the magnitude of loss if these agencies close down.