Tuesday, 23 December 2014

End of year news and publications

NSW Council on Intellectual Disability, 22nd December 2014
As 2014 comes to an end NSW CID wanted to give you an update on our news.
NSW CID has kept having a strong voice about issues that are important to people with intellectual disability ...


National Disability Insurance Scheme December 2014 Newsletter

Family Advocacy Communiqué December 2014

Community Sector Funding Cuts Begin
ProBono News Australia, 23rd December 2014
A number of peak bodies and advocacy groups have learned that they have been defunded as part of the $240 million budget cuts to social services - two days before Christmas. The Australian Greens said Not for Profits have told them that services are receiving calls informing them of the cancellation of funding, in some cases with very short effect ...

Rick Morton, The Australian, 22nd December 2014
... The budget-saving measure aims to haul back tens of millions of dollars by streamlining the number of representative bodies in the two sectors. In the disability arena most condition-specific bodies like Blind Citizens Australia — which lost $190,000 — and two deaf groups, the Disability Advocacy Network Australia and Brain Injury Australia all had their funding revoked.

People with Disability Australia, First Peoples Disability Network, Children with Disability Australia and some other “cross-disability” organisations won funding ...

... The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, which hoped to survive as a consortium for all condition-specific representative bodies also lost its funding ...


Why the NIS Makes Economic Sense, 
Every Australian Counts, 22nd December 2014


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