Down Syndrome Australia (DSA) is delighted to congratulate our inaugural Chairman, Mr Angus Graham, on being awarded the Medal in the Order of Australia in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Mr Graham was instrumental in bringing Down Syndrome Australia to life three years ago and in his time as Chair has steered the organisation through many challenging times.
Down Syndrome Australia calls on the Premiers and Prime Minister not to delay the NDIS rollout and to guarantee that funding based on the individual needs of people with disability will be honoured.
The NDIS is crucial for people with Down syndrome and their families across Australia, who expect that their elected representatives will stand by their commitment to fund the support needs of people with disability.
National peak disability and advocacy groups including Down Syndrome Australia condemn the decision by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to allow the Australian Government and sheltered workshops (also known as Australian Disability Enterprises or ‘ADEs’) to continue to discriminate against employees with disability.