An Advocacy Success Story

An Advocacy Success Story

At RIAC we never know what the next phone call or press of the doorbell will bring. Not long ago two young overseas backpackers were referred to RIAC by Centerlink social workers and they approached RIAC requesting Advocacy assistance. Turns out that both had seasonal...
VLA and RIAC have huge success in landmark NDIS Appeal

VLA and RIAC have huge success in landmark NDIS Appeal

The Federal Court has upheld an appeal against the funding arrangements for transport under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Liam McGarrigle, 21, challenged an earlier ruling that the NDIS pay only 75 per cent of his necessary transport costs. Justice Debbie...
Disability Pension Claim Denied Despite Evidence

Disability Pension Claim Denied Despite Evidence

The Guardian Australia reported that an Indigenous man has had his claim for the disability pension refused twice despite having lost an eye, parts of his jaw and his nose as a result of cancer treatment. A review of a decision like this, is an instance where you may...
Winner of 2016 Human Rights Medal

Winner of 2016 Human Rights Medal

RIAC would like to congratulate Pat Anderson AO, an advocate for the rights and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Pat Anderson has won the 2016 Human Rights Medal. Picture by: Lina Caneva | Editor |...
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