The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA) is the peak body for all people in NSW with disability and their families and carers, with a particular focus on those from a culturally and linguistically diverse / non English Speaking background with disability.
Our Vision is a society where everyone, regardless of background or disability feels welcome, included and supported. MDAA views culture and disability through the lens of diversity. We see diversity as a strength and we promote this view in all our work. We want to make our vision a reality. Over the next five years we will be focussing on three major goals set out in this Strategic Directions document. The details of how we achieve these goals and measure our success will be set out in the Strategic Plan. The major goals are Empowered People, Leading Change and Strengthening MDAA. MDAA works towards achieving these goals through Systemic and Individual Advocacy, Capacity Building and Networking, Industry Development and Training. International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.
Survey on Experiences with the Education System
If you are a student with disability or a parent/carer of a student with disability, we would like to hear from you.
DET Survey link
or 02 9597 9901) by the 8 April 2015
MDAA's submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency
MDAA's submission to Family and Community Services
Social Housing in NSW Discussion Paper
The Australian Human Rights Commission can investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying based on a person’s: sex, disability, race, age, sexual preference, criminal record, trade union activity, political opinion, religion or social origin (in employment only). For more information visit: www.humanrights.gov.au
Support WWDA’s Network for Young Women and Girls
NSW Disability Inclusion Plan
The NSW Disability Inclusion Plan was launched by the Minister for Disability Services the Hon John Ajaka on 26 February 2015 at the Sydney Opera House. For more information go to Family and Community Services website at
Minister for Disability Services
The Hon John Ajaka MLC visits MDAA
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