#AdvocacyMatters is a statewide campaign to fight for continued funding of independent advocacy organisations.
The Labor Government has committed to fund independent advocacy support for people with disabilities beyond 30th June 2019 if re-elected. The announcement was made by Minister for Disability Services Coralee O’Rourke in Townsville last week at a #AdvocacyMatters forum. See www.advocacymatters.org for more.
The Queensland Government will cease funding independent advocacy for people with disabilities at the end of June 2019. The Combined Advocacy Groups Queensland (CAGQ) consists of 12 independent advocacy organisations in Queensland who are committed to providing independent advocacy for people with disabilities in Queensland. Nine of these organisations are set to lose part or all of their funding at the end of June 2019.
SUFY is one of these organisations as it receives one third of its annual individual advocacy budget from the state government. The decision by the Queensland Government to withdraw funding will deny people with disabilities access to an essential service.
- Safeguards the most vulnerable people with disabilities
- Assists people with disabilities to navigate complex and harmful systems
- Will not be funded or provided by the NDIS
- Saves $3.50 for every $1 invested
We are calling on you to join the Combined Advocacy Groups Queensland in letting all Queensland politicians know that #AdvocacyMatters
There are a number of ways you can take action
With the State Election happening, now is the time to visit your local member and other candidates running in your electorate and tell them why #AdvocacyMatters to you. Remember to take a copy of the #AdvocacyMatters Position Paper with you.
Write to your local state member and other candidates running in your electorate and tell them why #AdvocacyMatters to you. If you need a hand doing this contact us.
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