Welcome to the Lobbying & Advocacy topic in the Commons Social Change Library. This article guides you through a wide range of materials to inform the public in relation to lobbying, advocacy and policy-making.
The Transport for All campaign, coordinated by DRC Advocacy, is fighting for accessible public transport in Victoria, Australia. An interview with Ally Scott and Greg Ferrington about the campaign.
Interview with Rochelle Porteous, experienced campaigner on a range of issues and the Advocacy Manager at the Council for Intellectual Disability.
In this interview hear about Des Ryan’s annual accessible pub crawl in the town of Rockhampton in Australia – making positive change.
Histories and case studies from Australia of the fight for independence, inclusion, equality, access and services for people with disability.
Learn all about El Gibbs, an Australian Disability Advocate, through her writing and books, podcasts and webinars.
Free, online video courses about disability advocacy, introduction and best practice, from the Disability Advocacy Resources Unit DARU.
Easy Read uses clear language matched with images so everyone understands. These guides introduce advocacy and campaigning.
Find out the difference between advocacy and activism in this book chapter published in 2022 by Jane Johnston and Robyn Gulliver.
A course for grassroot groups to understand the basics of public communications for building a convincing, winning campaign.
What are the key elements of building a powerful coalition? Here are 3 tips to become a great coalition builder.
Two webinars by Australian Progress about political reform and government relations in relation to the newly elected Labor Government who won power in the Australian Federal Election 2022.
How do you measure the impact of activism and advocacy work? Here are some ideas, resources and organisational examples to get you started.
What helps motivate people to take action? Learn from this research from the University of Queensland that analysed the website communication of almost 500 Australian environmental groups.
The first book to bring together a large collection of neurodiverse contributors to talk about events that shaped the movement, and which they themselves were involved with.
Watch webinar which brought together a panel of activists to share their insights about the campaign to stop Independent Assessments.
How can we equip ourselves to design effective monitoring and evaluation approaches for campaigns, movement building and organising work?
From Protest to Politics: The Effectiveness of Civil Society in shaping the Nuclear-free Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand
A case study about what made anti-nuclear activism successful in Aotearoa New Zealand between the 1960s – 1980s.
Contributing to government submission processes can be a valuable way for individuals to have a say on issues they care about. This article outlines some of the steps you can take to make your submissions powerful.
Tactics and strategy of nonprofit organisations involved in advocacy regarding forestry in the 1990s-2000s in Western Australia.