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Welcome to Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA)

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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.

Vision

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.

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MDAA AGM and 20 Year Celebrations 4 November 2015                           Cake1

The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association held our Annual General Meeting(AGM) and proudly celebrated our 20 year anniversary on Wednesday 4 November 2015 at St Marks hall in Granville.
Guest speakers included, The Honourable Dr Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta, Ms Julia Finn MP, Member for Granville, Uncle Greg, Welcome to Country and Mr Chris Opert, NDIA.
MDAA launched its Strategic Directions 2015-2018 with the help of Dr Geoff Lee who also presented tokens of appeciation and recognition to: MDAA Governance Committee members, previous staff members, current longstanding staff members and MDAA volunteers.

To read more:  MDAA AGM and 20 Year Celebrations

To commemorate this aupicious occasion a booklet was developed documenting MDAA's 20 year history. To read more : MDAA's 20 year History booklet

Upcoming Events

Technowlink - Social Media for Beginners

Learn: E-mail, Facebook, Skype and more

Starting Thursday 18 February 2016 to Thursday 17 March 2016. For more information: Technowlink Flier

Moving Around and About Forum (Community and Public Transport)

Do you use Community and Public Transport services? Do you want to know more about how to take advantage of these transport services?

When:9.45 am to 1.00 pm, 2 March 2016 Where: 10 -12 Hutchinson St, Granville - Please call 02 9891 6400 to register

For more information: Moving Around and About Flier

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Small Stone, under the auspices of MDAA, is a project by and for young people from culturally and linguistically diverse/ non-English speaking background with disability. Through the project, young people create opportunities for real inclusion and active participation.

Small Stone is taking expressions of interest for workshops to be held in 2016. Contact William Bagatcholon on 0298916400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

One Billion Rising, a worldwide action calling for an END TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.

Monday, 15 February 2016, 9 am, Parramatta Centenary Square

ONE BILLION RISING is a gathering of peoples worldwide to demand an END TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN! In February 2013, ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. In 2016 One Billion Rising calls for structural, systemic and long-term change – a Revolution in people’s ways of thinking about how we relate and treat each other. Your participation is very important. During the One Billion Rising dance, you can clap your hands, sway your arms or just sit, or do the Flash mob dance with us.

If you are joining the Flash mob DANCE. Here is the link to instructional video that shows the dance movements on One Billion Rising for the mobility compromised. It is a Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rYjWFXnlMI

What: Global action calling for an END TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
When: 15 February 2016, Monday, 9:00-11:00 am
Where: Centenary Square, Church Street, Parramatta
(Walking distance from the Parramatta train station)

 

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mdaa logo MDAA's Submissions

Department of Social Services

National Disability Advocacy Framework Review

Submission National Disability Employment Framework

Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2015


Information

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


Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has set up the WWDA Youth Network to focus on girls and young women with all types of disabilities.  For more information:  http://youth.wwda.org.au/


MDAA Newcastle office has relocated to:

2A Platt St Waratah NSW 2298

Phone/Fax: 02 49602577

Contact us Newcastle

MDAA Wollongong office has relocated to:

24 Kenny St Wollongong NSW 2500

Contact us Wollongong

Latest version of MDAA "Share With Us" Newsletter


 

Minister for Disability Services
The Hon John Ajaka MLC visits MDAA

Nancy and Minister

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