Nothing about us without us!
This was the theme of the United Nations Assembly to ratify the Convention on the Rights of People with Disability. IAT works on the same principle – we are run by, and for, people with disability. This ensures that the agency is driven by people with a lived experience of disability and how societal values around disability impact on people’s lives. We are therefore able to remain relevant and focussed.
Organisations like IAT can only survive with the involvement of community. We know there are many people with skills and experience that would be an asset to our organisation.
Independent Advocacy in the Tropics Inc., as part of the Combined Advocacy Group Queensland (CAGQ) is calling on the State Government to continue its funding for independent advocacy for those with disability past 30 June 2019.
IAT along with 8 others are set to lose this funding (less than $2 million) unless we can change the Queensland Government's mind.
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