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Residents rally to protect disability advocacy groups

"The loss of [advocacy] groups would be a ‘’disaster’’ for people with disabilities and their carers." -  Shooshi Dreyfus

As the parent of a young man with a severe intellectual disability, Shooshi Dreyfus has needed the support of advocacy groups many times.

Illawarra Mercury, 30 Nov 2017

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Plea for Premier to reverse disability funding cuts as pressure mounts

"Advocacy groups are like a telephone line that helps people with a disability to be heard clearly." -  Leigh Creighton

A report on the Parliamentary Forum held on 16 November 2017 with Stand By Me, our sister campaign as part of the NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance.

Sydney Morning Herald, 17 Nov 2017

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Calls to maintain advocacy funding

NSW disability groups face wipeout, new figures show

Up to half of the groups who advocate for people with a disability in NSW are facing being wiped out by funding cuts, as the state government hands over responsibility for disability services to the Commonwealth, new figures show.

Sydney Morning Herald, 16 Oct 2017

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Disability groups facing closure as states withdraw funding before NDIS

Disability advocacy groups across the country are facing closure as states withdraw funding ahead of the transition to the national disability insurance scheme.

The Guardian, 13 Oct 2017

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