30 Nov 2011

AUSTRALIA'S DISGRACE...IT'S EMBARRASSING..SHAME ON US ALL!


AUSTRALIANS living with a disability have the

 worst quality  of life in the developed world

 and their employment  opportunities

 have hit rock bottom.

Currently almost one in two people with a disability in Australia lives in or near a state of poverty while globally, Australia is at the bottom of the heap, ranked last out of 27 OECD countries

Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, who said it highlighted the need for ''a cultural shift in attitudes towards Australian living with a disability: from passive sympathy and understanding, to actively encouraging and championing a better quality of life''.



The report identified four key principles that should form the basis of the approach to fixing the nation's ''appalling current standings'' in the disability sector.
They were:

■To recognise people with a disability had equal rights.

■That society has a facilitating role to play in assisting people with a disability to exercise their rights.

■That people with a disability should have choice in how they access support.

■That inclusion should be actively pursued through the removal of obstacles to employment.


I think i can add one more to this list...Accessibility to everything from footpaths to recreation areas and nature parks, bbq's etc ....or aren't we allowed to use these facilities.II

DO AUSTRALIANS KNOW WHAT THIS SYMBOL
MEANS
OR ARE WE JUST PLAIN MEAN

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