ACT Advocacy

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ACT Advocacy

ACT Down Syndrome & Intellectual Disability advocates for the rights of people with disability to access all services and supports they may need to lead a fulfilling life in the ACT and surrounding regions.

What do we do?

We have representatives sitting on a variety of Government advisory groups, reference groups and community groups. We currently have representatives providing advice on:

  • ACT Disability Health Strategy Steering Committee
  • ACT Disability Education Reference Group
  • Paediatric Navigation and Liaison Service Consumer Reference Group
  • Light Rail to Woden Community Reference Group

Budget Submissions

2022/2023 Budget Submission

2023/2024 Budget Submission (Joint DPO Submission):

Media Releases


27 March 2024 – Shared Statement: Foundational Supports and NDIS (Joint Media Release)

13 March 2024 – ACT Budget: disability groups call for whole of government disability response and boost to struggling disability advocacy services (Joint Media Release)


11 December 2023 – Disability Sector Welcomes Rachel Stephen-Smith As New Disability Minister (Joint Submission)

7 December 2023 – NDIS Review threatens choice and control (Joint Submission)

28 October 2023 – Responses to Disability Royal Commission must tackle root causes of violence and exclusion (Joint Submission)

27 June 2023 – Lack of disability strategy funds makes for a ‘disappointing’ ACT Budget (Joint Submission)

19 June 2023 – 2023 Budget: Barr Government must fund promised disability strategies (Joint Submission)

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