There’s more than over 400,000 people with intellectual disability in Australia.

With their immediate families, this is approximately 1.5 million voters

Your vote counts!

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With the election this Saturday the 2nd of the July, we’ve done a roundup info for you on both voting and the issues.

Voting

Voting Kit

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Advocacy for Inclusion has made a Voting Kit to help you understand the voting process and work out who you want to vote for.
Click on the links below to access the info.

Voting

The Australian Electoral Commission website is the place to go to find out all you need to know.

There is Easy English info on voting at a polling place.

http://aec.gov.au/About_AEC/Publications/easy-english/files/vote-polling-place-easy-eng.pdf

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There has been changes to how people vote for the Senate.

Check out this video.

http://www.aec.gov.au/Voting/How_to_Vote/Voting_Senate.htm

Plus you can practice voting here.

http://www.aec.gov.au/Voting/How_to_vote/practice/

Issues

The NDIS!

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Use this handy tool to check if your local candidate will be supporting the National Disability Insurance Scheme be the best it can be! If they are not, get them to sign up! http://www.everyaustraliancounts.com.au/candidates/

The Cross Disability Alliance

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The Cross Disability Alliance has put together a strong disability platform for this election.
Read more here about their vision for building a disability inclusive Australia.

Health and Intellectual Disability

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NSW CID has been pleased to get the major parties to commit to including people with intellectual disability in health reforms. Read more about this here.
http://www.nswcid.org.au/blog/parties-commit-on-the-health-of-people-with-intellectual-disability.html

Education

Children and Young People with Disability Australia have been focused on education this election.

See their wrap on education issues here: http://www.cda.org.au/current-news-and-inquiries

They also support the Gonski reforms, which aims to bring better resourcing for all children at school.

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Find out more here: http://www.igiveagonski.com.au/whats_gonski


Some key policies from the major parties

Greens

Disability
http://greens.org.au/sites/greens.org.au/files/20160628%20Access%20to%20disability%20support.pdf

Labor

Disability: http://www.100positivepolicies.org.au/supporting_australians_with_disability
Education: http://www.100positivepolicies.org.au/your_child_our_future_support_for_students_with_disability

Liberal

Social Welfare: https://www.liberal.org.au/coalitions-policy-better-management-social-welfare-system
Health: https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan/world-class-healthcare

Please note - we’ve not been able to include all the partie’s policies, as there are many issues of interests to people with intellectual disability – housing, the NDIS, health, justice, mental health, national disability strategy, jobs, transport and more!!

So if you want to know more, be sure to look it up before you vote!

Post election

CID will continue our work in making Australia a great place for people with intellectual disability to live.
If you want to join us in this work you can!
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ph. 1800 424 065       email: info@nswcid.org.au

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