AMPARO Advocacy Inc

Position Papers

THE NDIS and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities: Aiming high for equitable access in Queensland, 2016

AMPARO launched this report at the Griffith University Symposium held on 11 October 2016.

The report aims to highlight longstanding disadvantage and additional barriers that have contributed to ‘decades’ of lower levels of participation in specialist disability services by people from CALD backgrounds with disability. It makes 25 recommendations seeking to inform the development of social policy, strategies and practices that will support equitable access and participation in the NDIS.

Click here to download the report (pdf)


Language and Culture matter: REMOVE THE BARRIERS NOW, 2007

Addressing the needs of people from a non-English speaking background who have a disability

The intention of this paper is to provide information and recommendations to assist government and community organisations to reexamine the way in which they work with people from a non-English speaking background who have a disability and their family members so that additional barriers and issues of discrimination can be addressed.

Click here to download paper (pdf)

Click here to download the launch speech by Susan Booth, Anti Discrimination Commissioner Queensland


Joint Publications with Allies

Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group

The case for access to high quality accredited interpreting and translating services and cultural competence in Queensland services working with culturally and linguistically diverse people

A Matter of Interpretation – December 2008 (pdf)

Still A Matter of Interpretation – October 2012 (pdf)

Research Papers

Barriers and Exclusions: The Support Needs of Newly Arrived Refugees with a Disability

Due to experiences of conflict, torture and displacement, people from refugee backgrounds are more likely to have a disability than other populations. This report makes a number of recommendations to address the existing barriers and challenges for people from a refugee background with a disability.

Disability Report: Barriers and Exclusions

Annual Reports

Information Card in English and other languages

English  Dari Link

Arabic         Arabic Link

Bosnian        Bosnian Link

Chinese      Chinese Link

Croatian      Croatian Link

Dari        Dari Link

Farsi          Farsi Link

French        French Link

Greek          Greek Link to Brouchure

Karen           Karen

Kirundi         Kirundi

Serbian         Serbian Link

Spanish        Spanish Link

Vietnamese  Vietnamese Link