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Families fight for disabled rights

Community advocate and parent Mary Walsh meets Member for Hinkler Paul Neville to discuss care for people with disabilities.
Community advocate and parent Mary Walsh meets Member for Hinkler Paul Neville to discuss care for people with disabilities. Mike Knott

THE families of Bundaberg people with disabilities took their fight for a fairer go to Member for Hinkler Paul Neville yesterday.

To mark National Action Day for people with a disability and their families the group met Mr Neville to ensure politicians were aware of why the campaign for a National Disability Insurance Scheme was being activated.

Spokeswoman Mary Walsh said this was only the start of a very big campaign.

“We're talking about real reform from the bottom up,” she said.

“It's a massive change, we've really got to change the way people think.”

Mrs Walsh said the group was aware it had to deal with both sides of politics.

“Reform is critically needed in the disability area,” she said.

Mrs Walsh said the scheme being advocated would provide equal access to services and support for the life of the disabled person.

It would also provide for an entitlement as a right to support for disabled people.



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