Established in 1986

We advocate to defend the human rights of the most marginalised and vulnerable people with disability.

SUFY is an independent social advocacy organisation for people with disability in the greater Brisbane and Moreton Bay area including Redlands.
What We Do

SUFY’s work is guided by the principles of Social Advocacy and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). We are a community based non profit incorporated association funded by the Commonwealth and State Government.

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“SUFY acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country and we pay our respects to the Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the community and recognise their cultural and spiritual relationship with the land, sea, waterways, and sky.

We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, that this is stolen land, and renew our commitment to actively work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for justice.”

Artwork: ‘SUFY’ by Duane Doyle

From the Artist – Duane Doyle – About the SUFY Artwork:

“My name is Duane Doyle. I’m a Jiman (“yi-man”) man from Hornet Bank Taroon Country, Dawson River (Central QLD, Carnarvon Gorge). My traditional Aboriginal connection to Yuggera & Turrbal before colonisation is the Dawson River water flow.

I’m from West End Community House Art Gang here, living in Brisbane. I acknowledge our traditional custodians of the Turrbal and Yuggera ancestors and families that still exist today.

In telling the SUFY story with the artwork, I heard 2 stories. The first story I heard was with Helen and Uncle Willie Prince. They shared the story at The Coffee Club on Boundary Street. At that point in time, I didn’t really feel too cool, I felt very hot and like I was sweltering listening to their story.

Then the second part of the story was when I met up with Kelly and Alison who brought me to their new location and they shared the second part of the story with me. Although there were cables and everything was being renovated, I kind of ‘uplifted’ or ‘brightened up’ or something and felt kind of at peace with SUFY and myself.

So the idea of painting their story, I believed there needed to be a centre point where SUFY headquarters was, so basically I painted their camping grounds which is their new office today in Montague Road. SUFY stands for ‘Speaking Up For You’. In the camping grounds we have SUFY members working. As we move outside the circle, we go to the boomerangs. The much larger boomerangs are the Directors of SUFY. These people are unpaid and they do their work voluntarily. The smaller boomerangs, they represent the Directors’ agendas. So, every 3 months or every so often SUFY may have an AGM or a RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) meeting and they have an agenda, so that’s what the small boomerangs represent.”

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