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Rehabilitation, mental health & addiction programs trump prisons any day, says veteran crime writer John Silvester. theage.com.au/victoria/law-a…
If housing was considered in inflation data (a key cost-of-living gauge), the rate would be "significantly higher".… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Thousands of Victorians living with a disability face a daily struggle to fully participate in community life. They cannot get access to transport, to support services, disability friendly accommodation, or aids and equipment which would empower them to live independently.
VCOSS believes that everyone has the right to full and equal participation in their community. VCOSS strongly supports the approach to disability advocacy of “nothing for us, without us” and seeks to include people with disabilities in development of campaigns and policy.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents significant reform in the way in which we support people. It will have enormous implications for the funding of disability services and programs and the best opportunity we have seen to secure certainty for people with disabilities, their supporters, families and carers.
The Commonwealth…...Read more
Carly Nowell is a VCOSS Policy Advisor
Contact Carly at firstname.lastname@example.org