Monday, 16 June 2014

'Ramp Up' will stop publication on 30th June


A message from the Ramp Up team
Stella Young and Karen Palenzuela, Ramp Up, 5th June 2014
After much speculation about the future of Ramp Up since the Federal Budget announcement, we have some news to share.
Over the last three and a half years, Ramp Up has published over 500 pieces of original content, facilitated discussion on a broad range of disability issues, developed a strong social media presence and, perhaps most importantly, published stories and perspectives that put forward a strong case for the establishment of the NDIS. We've also had the honour of publishing great work from many talented, emerging writers with disability.
As many of you are aware, in 2010 the ABC received funding to establish an online destination to discuss disability in Australia. The funding came from the Department of Families and Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, which is now the Department of Social Services. Our current contract with DSS finishes on 30 June this year and has not been renewed ...

Disability dissent silenced as ABC’s Ramp Up scrapped
Shakira Hussein, Crikey, 6th June 2013
Abolishing the ABC’s Ramp Up, a national platform for disabled voices, looks like an attempt to suppress dissent at a crucial moment for the sector, writes Shakira Hussein.
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People With Disability Australia, Change, 23rd May 2014
Preserve the ABC Ramp Up website. The only consistent voice for people with disability in the mainstream media ...

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