Disability rights

We help people whose legal issues arise as result of their disability. We connect people with our network of pro bono lawyers who can help them understand their rights and resolve their legal problem.

Focus areas for our work on disability rights

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Accessing the NDIS and getting the right support under an NDIS plan can be difficult. If someone disagrees with a decision the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has made, they can appeal the decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). We can find legal assistance for people who have a complex matter before at the AAT or superior Courts.

NDIS participants can encounter legal problems with a person or the organisation that provides support under their NDIS plan. If this occurs, we can refer eligible people for advice on their rights, from our network of pro bono lawyers.

Disability discrimination

Many people living with a disability still experience discrimination at work, in education, and when trying to access housing and other services. If you have made a discrimination complaint under either state or federal legislation in Victoria or New South Wales, we may be able to arrange legal advice on your claim and legal help running your case.

Our services

We’ve spent 25 years connecting people and community groups who need help with the lawyers who help them via our network of over 10,000 pro bono lawyers.

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