The IBACC report issued to Victorian Parliment in 2017 in relation to an Independent Investigation of Complaints against Police, has identified the failure of the current system and abuse of power by Victoria Police. It also has made many policy change recommendations and an overhaul of the current system.
Campaigns & Awards
The National Relay Service (NRS) is an internet based service where people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind and speech impaired can make phone calls with assistance. Now, the 24/7 NRS is under threat, and is going out to tender with a reduced budget- was $32 million, and it’s now only $22 million. They have already cut the Outreach service (which allowed NRS staff to go out to people to teach them how to use the NRS for their particular need.
To build greater understanding of how autistic people can be better supported in the community, Amaze has launched a new campaign called Do One Thing For Autism. We’re asking people to take a 2 minute quiz to test their knowledge of autism and then pledge do one simple thing to make the world a little bit easier for autistic people everywhere.
People with disabilities, families, friends, support organisations, community groups, services and policy makers are invited to participate in this grassroots campaign to ensure NDIS delivers on the promise to Revolutionise Disability Services. The campaign is based on active groups in each of the 150 federal electorates in Australia. The aim is to influence each politician in Canberra to press for implementation of the 15 reforms that have arisen from the deliberations of people with disabilities, families and friends, support organisations, researchers and policy makers over the past two years.
Closing date: June 30, 2018
The Raising Our Voices self-advocacy group has been hitting the airwaves now for 31 years thanks to the support of 3CR. This year our target is to raise $650 for the 3CR Radiothon.
Any contributions are appreciated and remember to say your donating in support of Raising Our Voices!