ADA Australia highly values its strategic alliances and partnerships. We work with a wide range of organisations to achieve a common goal; supporting older Australians and people with disability.
Industry Consultations and Alliances
Our extensive experience in the aged care and disability sector has enabled us to be an integral contributor to ongoing strategic advice and consultations. Each year, we contribute to major government inquiries and reform agendas to inform and influence policy. We also provide ongoing strategic advice and feedback regarding concerns and systemic issues in the sector by participating in a range of high level sector consultancy opportunities and network groups, roundtables and interagency meetings, including:
- Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) – ADA Australia is a proud member of OPAN, a network of organisations dedicated to improving the lives of older Australians. OPAN provides advocacy support across Australia in the areas of Aged and Community Care. For more information, visit www.opan.org.au
- National Aged Care Alliance (NACA)
- Brisbane North Primary Health Network CHSP Consortium
- Disability Partnership Forum
- Queensland Round Table on Intellectual Disability
- Elder Abuse Prevention Reference Group
- Statewide, Information, Education and Training (SIET) Roundtable
- 500 lives 500 Homes Aged Care Working Group
Consumer Consultations – ADA Australia recognises the importance of engaging with all stakeholders and in particular consumers, to ensure their voice is heard at an individual and systemic level. We have been an active member for many years in consumer participation groups and projects, including an ongoing association with Carers Qld and Council on the Ageing Qld (COTA Qld) for Consumer Consultations.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Disability Network of Queensland (ATSIDNQ) – ADA Australia is supporting the development and delivery of the ATSIDNQ project, auspiced by Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN). The Network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities and their families and carers provides a culturally safe space for members to connect, share and raise awareness of issues they are facing.
The Network gives members the opportunity to celebrate their strengths, share their stories with others and contribute to the conversation about disability in positive ways. For more information on ATSIDNQ go to www.atsidnq.com.au.
Guardianship and Enduring Power of Attorney Projects – ADA Australia undertakes a range of Guardianship and Enduring Power of Attorney projects which aim to improve consistency across the sector, particularly in the areas of education and research. We work collaboratively with other organisations and have close relationships with the Department of Justice and Attorney General (DJAG), Legal Aid Queensland, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI), Queensland Public Interest Clearing House (QPILCH), Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS), the Public Guardian, Public Trustee and Public Advocate.
Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service (QSTARS) – ADA Australia works with QSTARS to help our clients access free, independent advice on rental and housing issues.
Support Link – ADA Australia has a partnership with Support Link, the referral gateway for Queensland Ambulance and Schools in Queensland. This partnership allows ADA Australia to provide timely referrals and support to people identified as vulnerable and at risk in the community.
Police Referral – ADA Australia undertakes referrals from Queensland Police when they identify vulnerable clients who may require appropriate referral, our advocacy or guardianship services.
Law and Social Work Student Clinics – ADA Australia partners with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and other Social Work and Law schools to support law and social work students in a variety of clinic settings. Our clinics have also included partnerships with Burnie Brae and Metro Community Hub and others to support interdisciplinary clinic work between social work and law students, providing valuable professional work experience.
We are always looking for new opportunities to form Strategic Alliances for the benefit of the sector. If your organisation would like to partner with ADA Australia, please Contact us to discuss further.
Pro Bono Support – Ashurst
We wish to acknowledge Ashurst Lawyers for their ongoing Pro Bono support. For several years they have provided ADA Australia with high class professional legal advice and documentation, and their work on training agreement documentation, Memorandums of Understanding, and Intellectual Property documentation has been invaluable. Thank you for your continued support.