NSW disability groups gear up for advocacy battle

New South Wales disability groups are launching their “biggest campaign yet” to fight for ongoing advocacy funding as they prepare for the upcoming state election in March.

The Stand by Me campaign is hosting a Sydney rally on 24 February, calling for the NSW government to commit to long-term funding for disability advocacy.

While the NSW government announced in April last year that advocacy services would be funded until 2020, the government has refused to commit to funding beyond then, despite the workload for advocacy groups increasing between 50 and 100 per cent since 2016.

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Topics:
Government, Policy, Legislation

Author:
Luke Michael

Source:
Pro Bono News

Date published:
Thu 24th Jan, 2019