In 1994 Disability Advocacy Service Hunter (DASH) was established in Newcastle NSW to advocate for all people with a disability and mental illness.



Advocacy Law Alliance provides services such as individual advocacy for people with a disability through Disability Advocacy NSW and legal advice and representation through the Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre.


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Advocacy Law Alliance (ALA) advocates to achieve fairness and equality for disadvantaged groups in the community. ALA auspices two programs, Disability Advocacy NSW (DANSW) and Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre (MNCCLC).  DANSW provides non legal advocacy services to people with a disability and the MNCCLC provides legal advocacy to disadvantaged groups.We believe the strength of our organisation lies in combining the expertise of different professions (lawyers, social workers, disability workers) to achieve the best outcomes for disadvantaged clients. As well as providing direct advocacy assistance to clients our organisation is involved in community education, systemic change, law reform and research to ensure that disadvantaged people get a fair go.