Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Law, The Church, and people with disability



To: Age Discrimination <webfeedback@humanrights.gov.au>

How will the DisabilityCare Australia legislation help an elderly disabled pensioner in Victoria who is about to be evicted without reason by his landlord, the Uniting Church Property Trust, who has been abusing, discriminating and intimidating him for two... nearly three years? 

An early response will be appreciated as the VCAT hearing is next Monday.
Thanks,
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Support For People With Disability Confirmed In Law Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes of the Australian Human Rights Commission today congratulated the Australian Parliament for passing the law which will enable the establishment of a National Disability Insurance Scheme in Australia.

"This is a red-letter day for Australians with disability, many of whom currently are the poorest and most marginalised people in our community," Commissioner Innes said. "I believe this is the most important reform in the disability sector in our life times."

The law was passed with cross-party support today. It will now go to the Governor-General for signature. The scheme, to be known as DisabilityCare Australia, will commence in four launch sites, in four states on 1 July this year. "The current system of services for people with disability is broken and broke," Commissioner Innes said. "This new scheme will cause transformative change in this area and in the lives of people with disability."

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