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Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and
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Melbourne is the only Australian capital city where it is legal for motorcyclists to park on footpaths as long as they do not obstruct access. But as the city becomes more congested, obstacles on footpaths including motorcycles, bikes, A-frame signs and cafe tables, are making pedestrian crowding worse and life very difficult for people with disabilities. On Tuesday, the council will install “no stopping” signs along footpaths next to more than 50 disability parking bays in the CBD. The fine is $165.
A spokesperson for the NDIA said while the NDIS provides some assistance, the states and territories are responsible for making transport accessible.
The head of People with Disability Australia, Jeff Smith, was pleased by the staffing boost and welcomed Hoffman’s appointment but also called on the NDIA to keep looking for opportunities to employ people with disabilities.
VCOSS Breakfast: Disability Diversity on Your Board - Tue 19th November. Christina Ryan, CEO and Founder of the Dis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Brain Injury Australia's 7th National Brain Injury Conference is on Mon 28th Oct, 2019 - Tue 29th Oct, 2019: Parkvi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019 videos are up on the DARU website! Check it out all the ses… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
The Advocacy Sector Conversations Forum agenda is now finalised. A downloadable Word version is available via - daru.org.au/event/advocacy…