From July 2018, around 50 disability advocacy services, information providers and peak representational organisations faced losing their NSW Government funding. They were given a stay of execution with a further two years of funding provided. NSW Labor will fund them permanently.
These organisations, including the Deaf Society of NSW, NSW Council for Intellectual Disability, Carers NSW and Vision Australia, face losing all financial support from the NSW Government.
These disability advocacy services support the social, economic, and physical wellbeing of people living with disabilities.
The Liberal and National Government is spending $2.2 billion knocking down and rebuilding stadiums, but can’t find the money to continue support for disability advocacy organisations.
This Government’s record in disability services is only more cuts and privatisation.
Labor knows the real value of supporting people with a disability.