Archive for the Media Appearances Category

Disability advocacy service and jobs on the line

Disability advocacy service and jobs on the line Source: coffscoastadvocate.com.au Keagan Elder 14th Feb 2018 5:00 AM #STANDBYME: Disability Advocacy’s Vanessa Smith and Olivia Agosti could lose their jobs as the NSW Government prepares to cut funding to disability advocacy services following the roll out of the

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Budget cut hits ‘vital’ organisations that aid abuse investigations

Budget cut hits ‘vital’ organisations that aid abuse investigations Source: smh.com.au James Robertson FEBRUARY 14 2018 – 8:29PM Investigations into soaring rates of assaults, sexual offences and neglect of disabled people will be hit by planned cuts to funding of disability support groups, the NSW Ombudsman warns.

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Policy Advocacy’s Time Has Come

Policy Advocacy’s Time Has Come Source: probonoaustralia.com.au Wendy Williams, Editor Wednesday, 14th February 2018 at 5:55 pm  There is a growing impetus for philanthropy to fund policy advocacy, according to a new report. The Power of Advocacy, produced by Philanthropy Australia, makes the case for philanthropic support

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States urged to be ‘big-hearted’, fund all disability services

States urged to be ‘big-hearted’, fund all disability services Source: theaustralian.com.au Rick Morton 12:00AM February 14, 2018 Social Services Minister Dan Tehan. Picture: AAP States and territories have been urged to be “big-hearted” and ring-fence money not just for the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme but

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Illawarra service part of statewide alliance to fight for funding

Illawarra service part of statewide alliance to fight for funding Source: illawarramercury.com.au Lisa Wachsmuth FEBRUARY 4 2018 – 11:30AM Funding cuts: IDEAS workers Kate Galloway, Nick Glasson, Christina Lane and Angela Van Den Berg are fighting to save the free, independent disability advocacy service which operates in the

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NDIS leaves black hole of abolished care services

NDIS leaves black hole of abolished care services Source: theaustralian.com.au 12:00AM January 15, 2018 RICK MORTON Social Affairs reporter Sydney Julie Hermans, 51, at Murwillumbah District Hospital. The $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme is on a collision course with state and federal agencies over “interface” problems

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Wagga’s disability advocacy services fight funding cuts

Wagga’s disability advocacy services fight funding cuts Source: Dailyadvertiser.com.au Steff Wills JANUARY 18 2018 Stand by me: Wagga’s Regional Disability Support Advocacy group fears state-government funding cuts could hurt Riverina residents like Joy Taber (r). Cuts to disability advocacy services could knock the feet out from under

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Brave Carolyn pleads with councillors

Brave Carolyn pleads with councillors Source: weeklytimes.com.au January 12, 2018 A BRAVE resident with a disability gave a heartfelt speech to the City of Ryde Council recently where she urged councillors to do something about proposed funding cuts to local disability advocacy services. Carolyn Campbell-Mclean told councillors

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Newcastle Herald – Hunter disability advocates face funding cuts for regional services after NDIS roll-out

Newcastle Herald – Hunter disability advocates face funding cuts for regional services after NDIS roll-out

Hunter disability advocates face funding cuts for regional services after NDIS roll-out Source: theherald.com.au Anita Beaumont DECEMBER 19 2017 – 7:00AM Going in to bat: Mark Grierson, CEO of Disability Advocacy NSW, says people living with a disability in regional areas have the least access to support

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Probono Australia – Disability Sector Calls on States to Value Advocacy as Federal Govt Announces $5M Funding

Disability Sector Calls on States to Value Advocacy as Federal Govt Announces $5M Funding Source: probonoaustralia.com.au Monday, 18th December 2017 at 4:48 pm  Wendy Williams, Journalist The disability sector has welcomed the announcement of more than $5 million of federal funding for advocacy work, and called on

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