“In an Australian first, and one that will shock the nation, a formal complaint about discrimination against someone with a disability naming the Prime Minister as representative of the Commonwealth of Australia has been accepted for consideration by the Australian Human Rights Commission”.
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As Polio survivors, we at Post Polio Victoria (PPV), thank you Bill Moss for raising this issue, we are acutely aware of the age discrimination against over 65’s in the NDIS. We call for immediate inclusion for fair and equal service for all PWD who are 65+. This would enable PWD and their families to live a full and happy productive, dignified life.
Please see below private Letters To The Editor that were published in The Age from:
Shirley Glance OAM – president of Post Polio Victoria
Dr Peter Freckleton – board member
Liz Telford OAM – past president of Post Polio Victoria
Post Polio Victoria (PPV) opposes the mooted introduction of “independent assessments” for access to the NDIS.
A change from the current assessment model to the mooted “independent assessment funded outsourced model” is unnecessary and potentially deleterious, in that it threatens current and potential participants with reduced assistance or even exclusion from access altogether. There is strong potential to re-traumatise polio sufferers, who need trusted health care providers who are essential to safe continuity of care.
It is undesirable to divert funding from resources for polio sufferers to an additional layer of bureaucracy, regressing from a human rights best practice model to a Dickensian welfare model.
The health and well-being of polio and wider disability communities must not be compromised by interference with the NDIS for reasons of cost-cutting or on any grounds whatsoever.”
This information is provided from our Post Polio Health International. We are aware that the possibility of the COVID-19 vaccine coming to Australia in March 2021. This information has come from America but please click on the link for more information: