Disability Advocate

The Disability Advocate

The South Australian Disability Advocate is a role which was established in November 2018 and sits within the Office of the Public Advocate.

Dr David Caudrey is the Disability Advocate. 

His role is to:

  • ‘ensure’ that South Australians with a disability and their families, are getting a good deal from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)”.  

  • identify systemic issues with the NDIS

  • advocate to address these systemic issues to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and the State for change.

The Disability Advocate writes regular reports on a range of topics.

 

To access the Disability Advocate reports, please click on the links below.

 

REPORTS

Disability Advocate Annual Report 2020 (docx)

Attachment 1 - Disability Advocate Annual Report 2019 (docx)

Attachment 2 - January 2020 Monthly Activity Report (docx)

Attachment 2a - January 2020 Report - Submission from Public Advocate - Review of the NDIS Act 2013 (docx)
Attachment 2a - January 2020 Report - Submission from Public Advocate - Review of the NDIS Act 2013 (pdf)

Attachment 2b - January 2020 Report - Executive Summary & Recommendations NDIS Act Review Report (docx)
Attachment 2b - January 2020 Report - Executive Summary & Recommendations NDIS Act Review Report (pdf)

Attachment 2c - January 2020 Report - National Press Club Address - Hon Minister Stuart Roberts MP (docx)
Attachment 2c - January 2020 Report - National Press Club Address - Hon Minister Stuart Roberts MP (pdf)

Attachment 2d - January 2020 Report - OPA recommendation comparison with Report and Speech (docx)
Attachment 2d - January 2020 Report - OPA recommendation comparison with Report and Speech (pdf)

Attachment 3 - NDIS A Cast of Players (docx)

 

Jan 2021 - Issues Paper - CALD (docx)

Feb 2021 - NDIA Consultation papers - Access & Eligibility (docx)
Feb 2021 - NDIA Consultation papers - Access & Eligibility (pdf)

July 2020 - Safeguarding Task Force Report (pdf)

July 2020 - Safeguarding Task Force Report (Easy Read) (pdf)

September 2020 - Safeguarding Task Force Supplementary Report (pdf)

 

SUBMISSIONS

July 2020 - NDS Consultation Submission from OPA & Disability Advocate (docx)
July 2020 - NDS Consultation Submission from OPA & Disability Advocate (pdf)

2021 Disability Royal Commission - Safeguards & Quality OPA & DA submission (docx)
2021 Disability Royal Commission - Safeguards & Quality OPA & DA submission (pdf)

September 2020 - NDIS Support Coordination Submission (docx)

 

OTHER

Restrictive Practices Essay (pdf)

Law & Justice Internship Essay (pdf)

 

Individual Advocacy

As noted above, the Disability Advocate addresses systemic advocacy issues.

For your convenience we have listed the current advocacy agencies in South Australia who may be able to assist with individual advocacy issues.

adai

Advocacy and Disability Access and Inclusion Inc (ADAI)

149 Currie Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: (08) 8340 4450
Fax: (08) 7226 0179
Country callers: 1800 856 464

https://advocacyfordisability.org.au/contact.php

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Disability Advocacy and Complaints Service of South Australia Incorporated (DACSSA)

Level 7, 70 Pirie St
ADELAIDE, SA 5000

Phone: (08) 7122 6030
Email: admin@dacssa.org.au
https://www.dacssa.org.au/

 

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Brain Injury SA

70 Light Square/Wauwi
Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: (08) 8217 7600
Facsimile: (08) 8217 7698 
Country Callers: 1300 733 049

https://braininjurysa.org.au/

 

Citizens Advocacy

20 Myers St.
ADELAIDE SA 5000

PO Box 6804 Halifax Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000

Phone: 08 8410 6644
Mobile: 0408 811 845
E-mail: office.citizenadvocacy@gmail.com

www.citizenadvocacysa.com.au

 

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Disability Rights Advocacy Services Inc. (DRAS)

HEAD OFFICE
4/80 Henley Beach Road (Dew St)
Mile End, SA 5031

PO Box 742, Torrensville SA 5031

Phone: (08) 8351 9500
Fax:  08 8152 0396
Email:  admin@dras.com.au

https://www.dras.com.au/  

 

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Independent Advocacy SA Inc.

99 Frome Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: (08) 8232 6200
Free call: 1800 999 884
indepadv@internode.on.net
http://independentadvocacysa.org.au

 

Uniting Communities

Disability Advocacy Service
43 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

GPO Box 943, Adelaide SA 5001

Phone: (08) 8202 5960
1300 886 220 for Country callers
das@unitingcommunities.org.au
https://www.unitingcommunities.org/service/legal-services/disability-advocacy-service

 

Contact the Disability Advocate

You can contact the Disability Advocate by --

Postal Address:
GPO Box 464
ADELAIDE SA 5001

Street Address:
211 Victoria Square
Adelaide

Telephone: 08 8342 8200
Toll Free: 1800 066 969 (Country SA)
Facsimile: 08 8429 6121
Email: disability.advocate@sa.gov.au