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NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
The Ageing and Disability Commission have released an easy to read and accessible summary of the Review into Disability Advocacy in NSW. Follow the link below to open the document.

https://www.ageingdisabilitycommission.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/768199/3411-NSW-ADC-Review-into-Disability-Advocacy-in-NSW-ER_FA_Accessible.pdf
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
We urge the NSW Government to act on the Ageing and Disability Commissioner’s recommendation and guarantee long-term funding for disability advocacy beyond 2020.
Read the full media release here.

https://standbyme.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Stand-By-Me-19-December-2019-ADC-commissior-report-FINAL.pdf
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance was live.
Media conference - Disability Advocacy Review report released
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
Join us tomorrow for a media briefing to hear the recommendations from the disability advocacy review. Come out in your purple #StandByMe Shirts to show your support of the continued funding for independent and specific disability advocacy in NSW.

Where: Macquarie Room, NSW Parliament House
When: 12.30pm

#AdvocacyMatters www.standbyme.org.au
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
A huge thank you to the Bega Valley Shire Council for unanimously passing a resolution acknowledging the vital role played by disability advocacy organisations, and calling on the NSW Government to provide permanent funding for the future. You can read the full text of the resolution below, or in the attached image.

Support for Disability Advocacy Services in NSW
RESOLVED on the motion of Crs Bain and Tapscott

That Council:
1. Acknowledges that independent disability advocacy, information and peak representative organisations play a critical role in upholding the rights of people with disability.
2. Acknowledges that without secure long-term funding commitments from the NSW Government, people with disability will not have local advocates to turn to when they face issues of discrimination, exclusion or poor treatment and that this can happen in any area of life: education, health justice, transport, employment, accessing infrastructure and community activities.
3. Notes that the NSW Government plans to cease funding disability advocacy funding on 30 June 2020.
4. Stands with people with disability and their families in supporting the Physical Disability Council NSW’s call for secure, permanent funding for independent disability advocacy, information and peak representative organisations in NSW.
5. Writes to The Hon Andrew Constance MP and the Premier of NSW asking them to also stand with people with disability and their families and guarantee secure, permanent funding for independent disability advocacy, information and peak representative organisations in NSW.

IN FAVOUR: Crs Fitzpatrick, Bain, Nadin, Griff, McBain, Seckold, Tapscott, Dodds and Allen
AGAINST: Nil
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance
NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance is at Parliament of NSW.
Parliament of NSW
The NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner will release his disability advocacy review on Thursday 19 December. A media briefing/ conference will be held from 12.30am by members of our group at the Macquarie Room NSW Parliament. All welcome and wear your #StandByMe t-shirt if you can. www.standbyme.org.au

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The media release from the #Disability #Advocacy Alliance, responding to the #Ageing and Disability Commissioners recommendations. https://t.co/QFdVmSeP5E

'Without advocacy services there would be no accessible taxis, transport, toilets, even in hospitals, accommodation, no in home support. All of those things have been to some extend implemented due to the work of disability advocacy organisations. And there is plenty more to do."

The response from the minister and the goverent today is nothing short of a cop out. It is simply not good enough for the minister to only give an additional 6 months. @PennySharpemlc #Disability #Advocacy #AdvocacyMatters

Two years of transitional funding is vital. Pwd deserve to know that there is a stable system to support them. Continuation of a strong systemic advocacy sector is vital. "I want to get on with my life. I don't want to keep fighting"

Follow this link to see the alliances response to the Ageing & Diability Commissioner’s Report into #disability #advocacy funding. https://t.co/kp7a81ALhY

We will also be live tweeting updates from the media briefing. #AdvocacyMatters #StandByMe

Join us today for a media briefing to hear the recommendations from the disability advocacy review. Show your support of the continued funding for independent and specific disability advocacy in NSW. Where: Macquarie Room, NSW Parliament House
When: 12.30pm

#AdvocacyMatters