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National disability and carers congress


passage of time

Five years. People talk about five years like it’s a long time. It is, and it isn’t. Five years ago today I started work back in Australia after what can loosely be described as ‚Äútime away”. I re-entered the disability sector. I re-entered the Church (which in my case eventually included becoming a Catholic). Five years ago, I was single, and hurting. I can remember waking up at stupid o’clock on the morning of 8 May. I have known for some three weeks then I would be starting in this job. I had in fact already been to a quarterly meeting the Thursday prior with one of my colleagues who […]

Because every Australian does count

With apologies to my international readers this is about a very important political movement happening here in Australia to help people with disabilities cover the living costs of having a disability in an enabling way I would really appreciate it if you are happy to refer this post to any Australian that you know. Thanks. Joanna   Part of the reason that I was in Melbourne this week was to attend the National Disability and Carers Congress.   It was an interesting exercise in people watching, as well is a great deal more. Most of the people attending were service providers who, it has to be said were unsure what […]