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NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner
Robert Fitzgerald AM stopped by the 2RPH studios to discuss his new role as NSW’s first Ageing and Disability Commissioner. The role is a special one, and is tasked with protecting older people and adults with a disability. The Commissioner was interviewed by 2RPH volunteer presenter Elaine Wziontek.
This interview was originally broadcast during the Disability News segment of Wednesday Breakfast with Geoff Caban on 4 September.
Disability sector update with MP Gareth Ward
The 2RPH studios in Glebe were visited by Honourable Gareth Ward, MP., Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services on 10 July, 2019.
The visit provided an opportunity for Chairperson, Di Collins; Deputy Chair, Maria Walsh and General Manager, Sancha Donald to outline the objectives and operations of the station.
The 10-minute interview conducted by volunteer Elaine Wziontek was a chance for the Minister to outline the priorities and challenges for his portfolio, which in part are informed by the insights from his own background and experience. He went on to explain the role of the newly created Ageing and Disability Commissioner and the need for the Commission to review the role played by disability advocacy and information organisations
Celebrating International Day of People with Disability
Monday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability, which has highlighted issues that affect people with disability around the world since 1981. This year’s theme is empowerment, inclusion and equality.
Fiona McKenzie, who has been a Board Member of the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability for ten years, talks with Jo Van Kool about the importance of friendships, speaking up and being part of a change movement that is led by people with intellectual disability.
Campaign advocates for long-term disability funding
A campaign, Stand By Me, is underway to lobby the NSW Government to finally deliver long-term, sustainable funding for independent disability advocacy in the state.
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