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Wednesday, November 23 2011

Gillard Commits to early NDIS

Gillard Commits to early NDIS

Ai-Media welcomes Prime Minister Julia Gillard's commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, at the National Disability Awards. 

Ai-Media welcomes Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s unequivocal commitment to establish a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by mid-2013 in her speech at the National Disability Awards in Canberra last night.

"This rock solid commitment from the highest level of the Government is exactly what people were looking for," said Ai-Media CEO, Tony Abrahams.
 
“Bipartisan political support for the NDIS gives people with disability, their families and carers, and the service sector confidence to plan for the long-term,” Mr Abrahams added, “It is the only way to ensure this critical social and economic reform is achieved. This parliament has risen to the challenge.”
 
Ai-Media was one of three finalists for the National Disability Award, Business Category, which was won by Alcoa. Ai-Media was recognised for its services to deaf and hearing impaired people through its television captioning services and its unique, internet-based innovation Ai-Live™
 
The Australian Human Rights Commission earlier this month announced Ai-Media as a finalist in its Human Rights Awards for Business, based on its Ai-Live@Work service.
 
The Award recognises organisations that have improved access to employment, or created increased employment opportunities for people with disability.    
 
For Senator Mitch Fifield's release: National Disability Awards