The launch of DisabilityCare

CEO Social Justice Blog

Today was the launch of DisabilityCare Australia in the Hunter.

We welcomed Prime Minster Kevin Rudd, Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin and NSW Minister for Disability Services Andrew Constance to our region to celebrate this great event.

Perhaps it is a sign of the new world of opportunity we’re entering as the three keynote addresses were people with disability who expect to be participants in the new scheme.

The implementation of a national disability insurance scheme is a credit to Australia. We have demonstrated, yet again, that when facing a really important issue, we can work together across political, social and geographical boundaries.

This day will go down in history.

 

Read my recent opinion piece in the Newcastle Herald here.