Rights In Action Incorporated (RIA) is an independent advocacy agency funded under the National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP).
The NDAP provides people with disability access to advocacy that promotes, protects their human rights and community participation.
RIA is guided by the principles and objectives of key legislation including but not limited to the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
RIA is specifically funded to provide:
• Individual advocacy: uphold the rights of persons with disability and assisting people with NDIS planning and internal reviews (including self-advocacy & information and referral to local service)
• Systemic advocacy: addressing barriers and discrimination, advocating for change to legislation, policy and practices.
• National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Appeals: addressing issues that arise with the NDIS and supporting people who seek external review of NDIA decisions through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
• Community Capacity Building: provides information and support to those people, groups and agencies who share RIA’s vision for people with a disability and who are involved in, or have the potential to become involved in, supporting people with disabilities through informal advocacy.
We acknowledge our funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services; and State Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, and Queensland Health.
CALL US 07 4031 7377
Ground Floor, Professional House, 88 Abbott Street Cairns
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm