Election 2019: Party policies on disability issues
We launched the Down Syndrome Australia Advocacy Platform some weeks ago and asked the major political parties to tell us how they would address the main issues for people with Down syndrome and their families. Long before that, we also asked the parties to produce their own information in accessible formats to help people with intellectual disability read it.
So, with just a few days to go until polling day, we thought it was a good time to have a last look at how the Liberal, Labor and Greens parties have responded.
DSA has developed a document comparing the policies of the three major parties on disability specific issues. This document lists the policy announcements in areas relating to disability. While every effort has been made to include all announcements, we cannot guarantee that every announcement has been included and that more announcements may not be made between now and Saturday.
Down Syndrome Australia will work with whichever party is elected and looks forward to advocating on behalf of all Australians with Down syndrome and their families to create a more accessible and inclusive society and improve programs and services they rely on.
An Easy Read version is available here: Leave No One Behind – Easy Read
Down Syndrome Australia have a toolkit which you can use to help you get in touch with members of parliament to let them know what is important to you. The toolkit is available here: Leave No One Behind – Advocacy Resources