Disability Information & Counselling

About Us

Rights in Action provides independent advocacy for individuals with a disability. •We are completely on the side of the person with a disability and will support them where needed. •We strongly support cases where an individual has been taken advantage of or their rights have been infringed upon because of their disability. Many people with disabilities live in vulnerable circumstances, where they are at risk of abuse, neglect and exploitation. •We provide active support for the individual by speaking, acting or writing, with or on behalf of the person, in order to promote, protect and defend their welfare and human rights. •Advocacy may be made on issues involving: • employment • housing •medical •education and training •freedom of information and privacy •handling complaints •access and transport •discrimination

Quick Facts About The Region

Rights in Action is located in the suburb of Cairns City, the council of Cairns, the state electorate of Cairns and the federal electorate of Leichhardt.