The council, staff and friends of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA), would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our friends and supporters to 2014; we wish you all a prosperous year ahead and hope that your Christmas was a safe and enjoyable time with friends, family and loved ones.
In this year NEDA will continue in its role as the “only Nationally funded peak body” auspiced with the task of advocating for the rights of those people from within the CaLD and NESB community living with disability throughout Australia via its state and territory representation.
NEDA’s role is to offer advice to Government at the Federal level concerning the rights and interests of people from NESB who live with disability, their families and carers so that they can participate fully in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life.
NEDA provides policy advice to the Federal Government and other agencies to secure equitable outcomes for people from CaLD and NESB living with disability, their families and carers. NEDA undertakes projects relating to the NESB and disability communities.
We work closely with our state and territory member organisations to ensure that its policy advice reflects the experiences of people from the CaLD and NESB communities living with disability, their families and carers. In states and territories where no CaLD/ NESB disability advocacy agency exists, NEDA undertakes development work to try to establish a structure that can support and represent people from the CaLD and NESB community living with disability, their families and carers via systemic change.
We at NEDA will continue to represent;
• People from NESB with disability, their families and carers who are individuals who have the right to be respected for their human worth and dignity, and to be free from all forms of discrimination.
• People from NESB with disability, their families and carers who are more conversant with knowing how they want to receive services and supports.
• The views and experiences of people from NESB with disability, their families and carers.
• The interests of all people in society who are best served by establishing equal rights and opportunities for people from NESB with disability, their families and carers. In doing the above NEDA will ensure that
• We are accountable to people from NESB with disability, their families and carers and to the agencies who provide our funds and
• We are open, honest and transparent in our relationships.