By convenor |
Subject: finding disability advocacy services
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2022 13:32:55 +1000
From: Bob Buckley (A4 Convenor) <>
To: The Hon. Mr. Shorten MP <>,

Dear Ministers

I write to express my disappointment that the Government has removed its NDAP Finder webpage.

This page was very useful for people trying to find a disability advocate.

As I understand it, people are now expected to use the government's new Disability Gateway website instead (see, if they are looking for this information. However, if I put "NDAP" into the search function, its says "Sorry, we couldn’t find that".

Other searches on the Gateway site also do not find useful information.

Please restore the old NDAP Finder webpage. The new system does not work.


Bob Buckley

Convenor, Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)


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