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Communication Rights Australia

Human rights for everyone not just those who can speak up f


Inadequate levels of funding for not-for profit community organisations is a major problem for those in the sector who has responsibility to providing a service to some of the most disadvantaged groups within the community.

Little or no speech impact in various ways on an individual's life but may seriously affect the way people understand others, express themselves, or organise themselves. For many people, physical difficulties (including movement and dexterity limitations) interact significantly with communication difficulties. If equipment and services are inadequate, individuals' opportunities to participate are nonexistent or are reduced

How will the funds be used?

The funds will be used to support an advocate to work with people who believe their human rights are not being respected and as result they are being forced to do something against their will.

Case study:

An individual with Cerebral Palsy (little speech) was living at home independently after their brother had moved out. Despite a two year old request for more care hours, the Department had not acted. When Communication Rights Australia met the individual she had been bitten by rodents in her home due to the inadequacy of her home care.

Key areas of expenditure

  • When a society relies on people being able to articulate their case individuals with little or no voice are immediately disadvantaged. If you cannot make a fuss etc you are easily ignored. You become disempowered and marginalised.
  • The funds will be used to provide advocacy for people with little or no speech.

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Contact Details

4/3 Tuck St

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.