ACROD Ltd (National Association for Disability Services)


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PO Box 60
Curtin ACT 2605

ACROD is the National Industry Association for Disability Services and represents a large membership of service providers throughout Australia. ACROD lobbies national and state government on funding and service delivery issues. The ACROD resource centre is open to the public. An enquiry service is available by telephone or letter

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)


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30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Pasir Panjang

The Publications Unit of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies has published almost 2,000 scholarly books and journals since 1972. It focuses on economics, politics, and social issues in Southeast Asia. E-books and e-journals can be purchased online, print publications through distributors (details available on the website).

National Ethnic Disability Alliance Inc. (NEDA)


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PO Box 971
Civic Square ACT 2608

Mobile: 0407878 933

An Australian disability NGO focused on creating "An inclusive Australia where cultural diversity and disability rights are valued as essential aspects of an equitable society", most particularly in regards to those who have a non-English speaking background. Their activities tend to revolve around consultancy, multimedia, and advocacy work to highlight the situation faced by those minorities with disability in Australia

National Disability Services (Australia)


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National Disability Services Limited
ABN 52 008 445 485

National Office
Locked Bag 3002

33 Thesiger Court

National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations. Collectively, the 990 NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability. Members range in size from small support groups to large multi-service organisations

Centre for Disability Research and Policy


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The University of Sydney

The Centre brings together the University’s leading research expertise in disability, to create a greater understanding of disability and improve policy decision making. Their vision is a better life for people with disabilities in Australia and abroad. They play a leading role in research innovation, knowledge exchange and translation in the field of disability

Children with Disability Australia (CDA)


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PO Box 172
Clifton Hill
Victoria, 3058

Children with Disability Australia (CDA) is the national peak body that represents children and young people with disability aged 0-25. CDA is a not for profit, community based organisation and has a national membership of 5000 with the majority being families.

CDA’s vision is that children and young people with disability living in Australia are afforded every opportunity to thrive, achieve their potential and that their rights and interests as individuals, members of a family and their community are met.

CDA works at the national level to progress opportunities and inclusion of all children and young people with disability living in Australia. It works to achieve these aims by:

• Educating national public policy-makers and the broader community about the needs of children and young people with disability.

• Representing children and young people with disability to ensure the best possible support and services are available from government and the community.

• Informing children and young people with disability, families and care givers about their rights and entitlements to services and support.

• Celebrating the successes and achievements of children and young people with disability.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Strengthening Rehabilitation Capacity in Health Systems


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Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney
PO Box 170
Lidcombe NSW 1825

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Strengthening Rehabilitation Capacity in Health Systems provides support to the WHO by generating and disseminating evidence on strengthening rehabilitation in health systems; supports the WHO in building workforce capacity in rehabilitation training in educational institutions; and supports the WHO in providing technical support and training in ICF for rehabilitation, disability and health personnel.

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN)


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Unit 11/7 O’Connell Tce
Unit 11/7 O’Connell Tce, Bowen Hills QLD 4006, Australia

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is a state-wide organisation of, for, and with people with disability connecting for collective and affirmative action.

Our motto is “nothing about us without us.”

QDN operates a state-wide network of members who provide information, feedback and views from a consumer perspective to inform systemic policy feedback to Government and peak bodies.

QDN has more than 700 members across Queensland.

All of QDN’s voting members are people with disability.

QDN is a Company Limited by Guarantee, governed by a Board of Directors, who are people with disability.

QDN is funded by the Queensland State Government (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services) to give systemic policy feedback. QDN receives funding for different projects including National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Members are welcome, and membership is free.

Indigo (formerly Independent Living Centre of Western Australia)


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11 Aberdare Road Nedlands, WA 6008

Indigo (formerly the Independent Living Centre WA)

Indigo provides information and advice, assessment, training, funding and hire services that enable Australians of all ages and abilities to live more independent and fulfilling lives.

The customer is at the heart of everything we do and we offer expertise in:

assistive technology (devices and equipment)

home modifications

allied health services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology

driving support for first time drivers and people returning to driving following a diagnosis of a medical condition or a disability

training on assistive technology, communication, home modifications and inclusive technology in schools.

The International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW)


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2C Leroy House
436 Essex Road
London N1 3QP

An organisation run for and by HIV positive women that exists to promote the voices and improve the situation of HIV positive women throughout the world. It aims to raise the awareness of HIV positive women's issues and promote affective action to address them; reduce the isolation of HIV positive women and overcome the stigma of HIV/AIDS; promote the rights of HIV positive women globally; and empower HIV positive women to address and promote changes in issues of importance to HIV positive women's lives