Position Statements

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Advocacy Platform

Down Syndrome Australia is often asked about its position on popular and, sometimes, controversial issues. We have a number of position statements which tell everyone what we think about some of these issues. These will be added to over time. 

  • Leave No One Behind is Down Syndrome Australia’s advocacy platform. This document gives an overview of key issues that are important to people with Down syndrome and their families. It includes recommendations about what needs to change.
  • An Easy Read version is available here: Leave No One Behind – Easy Read
  • Down Syndrome Australia have a toolkit which you can use to help you get in touch with members of parliament to let them know what is important to you. The toolkit is available here: Leave No One Behind – Advocacy Resources

Migration

Here is Down Syndrome Australia’s position on migration:

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Position Statements

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Down Syndrome Australia wrote a paper in 2019 called ‘Leave No-one Behind’.

It is about the main problems for Australians with Down syndrome and their families.

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Down Syndrome Australia wrote it so that politicians could understand the problems.

The paper says what the government should do to fix the problems so that people with Down syndrome aren’t worse off than other people.

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Down Syndrome Australia also wrote some position statements about the problems.

These are papers that explain Down Syndrome Australia’s point of view.

There are position statements about prenatal testing, education, employment and migration.

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You can read ‘Leave No-one Behind’ and some of the Position Statements in Easy Read.

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Here is Down Syndrome Australia’s position on prenatal testing.

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Here is Down Syndrome Australia’s position on Education.

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Here is Down Syndrome Australia’s position on Employment.

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Here is Down Syndrome Australia’s position on Migration.