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ADDE MEDIA RELEASE April 30th 2014 
Australians for Disability and Diversity Employment (ADDE) INC, a national disability lobby group, today makes a desperate plea to all State, Territory and Federal Governments to stop inflicting further pain and insecurity upon Australia's disabled citizens. Spokesperson, Martin Stewart, said "Over the last month the Federal Government in particular, has conducted a cruel and insensitive attack on Australians with disabilities by publicly floating potential changes to the much needed Disability Support Payments they receive." Mr Stewart said having a disability is very expensive. "I was born totally blind and had my right arm and leg removed after a train accident in 2001. I therefore have the experience of having and living with a disability from birth as well as acquired disability. People with disabilities have many added costs, such as higher rental charges, as we need to live close to public transport and community facilities; in addition we often have expensive medical fees, technology, aids and equipment. Government support only covers a fraction of these extra expenses we have to live with.”

 

Gap between disability and Newstart allowence widens.

Radio national breakfast interview with Graeme innes. A commentary on the lack of employment of people with disability and the need to have a DSP. He says that the choice for people wanting to be in DSP as opposed to new start allowance is the difference between being very poor and very very poor! Click here to read article

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People with disability want to do a hard day’s work.

Report by Jessica Zammit, Manager Stakeholder Relations, National Disability Employment Advocacy Project.

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