PUSH #1: Why should the Government fund disability advocacy?
The Victorian Government needs to continue to fund disability advocacy.
- Over one million Victorians with a disability need a voice.
- The investment from Government is negligible – around $2 per person! The Victorian Government currently invests $2.4 million on disability advocacy.
- 90% of Australian women with an intellectual disability have been sexually abused: Two thirds of those aged under 18 have experienced physical abuse, according to VicHealth estimates
- Survey of nearly 400 family violence agencies found that one quarter of women and girls with a disability are physically abused in their homes.
Funding disability advocacy is a small investment for government but it has a large impact on the daily life of a person with a disability.
The investment from Government for disability advocacy is a small cost for such a large return.
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