Information Bulletin – 12 July 2024 out now

Please consider filling out following survey from Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts by 02 August 2024 – 5pm AES

The Department has identified there’s low public awareness of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) among people with disability.

Awareness of the Transport Standards is important so people with disability are aware of their rights and what to expect when accessing public transport in Australia.

Please fill out survey here


June 2024 Newsletter – Out Now

What’s in our June 2024 Newsletter?

  • President’s Message – Robyn & I had the privilege of attending the National Summit on Neurological Conditions at Parliament House Canberra, a significant event organised by the Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA). This summit was a crucial platform for us to stay informed and involved in the advocacy efforts for neurological conditions.
  • Polio Survivor and Paralympian, Brian McNicholl’s OAM, Early Polio Story -Brian’s life has been full of competition and energy, despite the need to overcome his early Polio experience. This is his story and a description by his Mother of the early Polio years
  • Passing of Donald Sutherland – Donald McNichol Sutherland was born on 17 July 1935, in Saint John, New Brunswick and passed away 20 June 2024 . As a child, Sutherland suffered from multiple diseases, including hepatitis, rheumatic fever and polio.

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Information Bulletin – 06 June 2024 out now

Whats in our Information Bulletin – 06 June 2024?

13th June 2024 – 9.30 to 12.30pm, Melbourne Town Hall, 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne

The Warm Safe Home project campaign launch and exhibition. Please refer to our Events page for more information.

22nd June 2024 – 11.00am, Meet Wilson Ave/Sydney Rd open space, opposite Barkly Square, BRUNSWICK

Permanent Accessible Tram Stops on Sydney Road. Please refer to our Events page for more information. Please refer to our Events page for more information

  • Please sign the following petitions:

EN6225 :- Support at Home: Exclusions requested by Peter Willcocks

EN6242 :- Support at Home: Choice requested by Paul Absalom

  • Donations – please help keep our Advocacy Work alive and can make a real difference to our voice being heard. Please donate here

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May 2024 Bulletin – Out Now

  • Whats in our May 2024 Issue?
    • Minister Bill Shorten is presenting his intent to change the NDIS Act, which is debated in the Upper and Lower House this week. Whatever the outcome, it will greatly impact all polio survivors, our state Government, and My Aged Care. More troubles = more advocacy.
    • Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Was on Thursday, May 16, 2024, marked the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), and it doesn’t need to end there. Please join us to continue to spread awareness. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.
    • How to reduce your income tax with donations.  You can claim a tax deduction for donations of $2 or more, as long as these donations are made to an organisation that has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a deductible gift recipient (DGR).  Post Polio VIC, is a registered charity, sub-type Health and Wellbeing, and has DGR status so your donation will be tax deductible.

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April 2024 Bulletin – Out Now

Whats in our April 2024 Issue?

  • Friendly Reminder to book your flu vaccination –  Some people are more at risk of complications from the flu and are eligible for the free flu vaccine. You can get a flu vaccine from your GP, local council immunisation service, or local pharmacist immuniser.
  • Given mother’s day is soon, following are some Committee members polio stories from their mothers.    Susan Shaab – Polio rehabilitation from a Northcote barber’s shop.
  • My Son…Jeff Stewart 1952…   Polio by Joan Stewart.    A toddler 1 year, 11 months, fit and healthy, full of mischief to a toddler with a limp. My son was diagnosed with polio.
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