Grandstanding is not Advocacy

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Grandstanding is not advocacy! Creating fear and uncertainty where certainty exists is not a responsible position by an advocacy organisation. Recently commentary on overseas travel by people on the DSP has been sensational instead of accurate. Inclusion Australia and Minister Andrews went to considerable trouble last November to clarify the position of people with intellectual disability …

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National Organisations applaud the Senate

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National Peak Disability Consumer and Advocacy Organisations applaud the Senate vote to block the passing of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Payment Scheme Bill 2014. In blocking the Bill, the Senate has shown support for the human rights of people with disability to seek fair and full compensation for lost wages through the …

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A big day for the rights of people with intellectual disability – part 2

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To Whom It Should Concern – Part 2 An alarming concern of individuals, families, advocates and support staff is that reported abuse is frequently not properly investigated and addressed by the current system. Many complaints of abuse have not been addressed due to authorities not taking such complaints seriously and undertaking a full investigation. We …

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