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COVID-19: Government must implement comprehensive action plan for disabled people

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Australian Greens Disability spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has called on the government to implement a comprehensive action plan to ensure that everyone in the community has access to the right information and the appropriate supports to get through the COVID-19 crisis. “Many people across our communities, especially disabled people and others who are at risk, … Continue reading “COVID-19: Government must implement comprehensive action plan for disabled people”

Australian Greens Disability spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has called on the government to implement a comprehensive action plan to ensure that everyone in the community has access to the right information and the appropriate supports to get through the COVID-19 crisis.

“Many people across our communities, especially disabled people and others who are at risk, are feeling worried and uncertain about the impacts the COVID-19 crisis could have on them and the people they love,” Steele-John said.

“We need a better plan. Disabled people and their families, service providers and support workers have all been raising the alarm but the response has not been quick enough nor has it been accessible or inclusive.

“Disabled people who require daily support are worried that their services could simply be cut off if the crisis worsens.

“The government needs to urgently implement a comprehensive action plan that includes the following:

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Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/03/17/covid-19-government-must-implement-comprehensive-action-plan-for-disabled-people/

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