28 September 2012

Labor promises more for disabilities

| johnboy
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Team Katy is dispensing more largesse, this time for those with a disability:

If re-elected ACT Labor will deliver almost $15 million for more disability support:

Funding for an extra half-day support per week to young people with a disability who have graduated from school, equating to an additional $5000 per person annually

$1.48 million to establish payroll tax concessions for businesses that employ school leavers with a disability

$1.67 million over four years to continue the Therapy Assistants in Schools program

An extra $400,000 for Carers ACT – the peak advocacy group for carers in the ACT – to help carers maintain their personal wellbeing

$3.75 million to build and service two 6-bedroom houses that provide accommodation for disability tenants with relatively low support needs

$3.0 million for the construction of three independent living housing complexes in partnership with community housing group Project Independence

$4.0 million over two years to commence a program to replace Canberra’s disability respite properties

$360,000 in 2013-14 to trial a mobile attendant care and evening service to provide ‘drop-in’ support for people living with a disability

An electronic ‘Taxi Smart-Card’ system for people with a disability who rely on taxi services, replacing the existing paper-based system.

[Photo of Joy and Katy with Carers ACT chief executive officer Dee McGrath following today’s announcement of ACT Labor’s disability policies courtesy of Joy Burch’s office]

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Gosh, that money tree that sprouts every election is having a bumper year. I wonder how the campaigns would look if they had to spend their own money, instead of ours?

p996911turbo2:58 pm 28 Sep 12

I wish everything was a link!

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