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Anita Cameron, one of the protesters arrested that day, has a message for people who are shocked by the photos. “Concentrate on why we’re there, and not how we’re being treated” by police, she says. “People look at the disability and they think we are helpless or fragile…and that’s so far from the truth.”
A radical move to privatise government group homes for people with disability is underway in NSW ahead of the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The $22 billion NDIS went national on July 1. The scheme enjoys rare bipartisan support but questions have been raised over its sustainability and value for money. This debate should end now. This ground breaking reform will provide significant employment benefits, generating up to one in five jobs nationally, and GDP benefits of around $23 billion. Here are four other reasons why this policy is set up for success.
Happy Friday! Passionate about the family violence workforce? this Job may be for you.. ow.ly/mMIs30dQXNJ
Shift to shared economy paradigm a ‘game changer’ for disability workforce ow.ly/EtJo30dQXLF
Grab a coffee & tune in: Unfinished Business: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders w Disabilities. Very emotional. ow.ly/bWYj30dUMvj