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We are devastated to hear of the death of Jan Daisley, one of Australia’s leading disability advocates, particularly for the rights of people with disability to live in the community, and a founding member of PWDA.Photo of Jan Daisley laughing in a garden

Jan lived in an institution for 30 years. In 1993, as soon as she could communicate, she clearly stated that she wanted to move out and into the community. 

She was determined to make an independent life for herself, despite many people saying that was impossible. Jan enrolled in TAFE and obtained certificates in disability and law. She then went on to university to do a Bachelors of Education in Habilitation, then a Masters in Communities in Social Justice. She wrote and published three books, her autobiography "I hear more than you see", a sequel called "Rebels with a cause" and also a book about her experiences with disability support workers called “The Good, The Bad and The Unbelievable – Carers I have Known”.

Media Release: We call on this Parliament to deliver secure, sustainable and sufficient funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Many small wooden cubes, with letters on them, in piles, with ones that spell 'funding' in a row at the centre.To cement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as a universal system for all Australians, sufficient and sustainable funding must be secured now, while there is strong bipartisan commitment.

The NDIS must not become a ‘political football’.

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A Joint Statement by Disabled People’s Organisations Australia, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, and the Australian Council of Social Service

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Support, advocacy and training for people with disability who may be affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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