The lucky stroke crippled me and gave me a new life. Now I'm just unbelievably good looking and modest. Always turn a little to the left.
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.
■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