$112 million committed over 4 years
In what might be a portent of things to come in other States & Territories, disability advocates in New South Wales finally breathed a sigh of relief with the allocation in the recent State budget of funding for their services to the disability community over the next four years.
After more than three years of tireless campaigning, last week’s NSW budget finally provided some security for the NSW disability advocacy sector, announcing over $112 million in total over four years to fund a range of advocacy and inclusion services.
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NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance is a coalition of over 20 New South Wales disability advocacy organisations and is broadly supportive of the recommendations and the establishment of a new advocacy program.