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Dec 21, 2011

Video: 100,000 supporters… and counting!

When this campaign kicked off on Australia Day 2011,we set an impressive goal – 100,000 supporters of the NDIS by the end of the year. Today, with only four sleeps until Christmas, we’ve made it.

Well done to all of you who have signed up supporters, visited your MP, attended a community forum, come together for a cuppa at DisabiliTEA or talked to a friend about the campaign.

We’ve pulled together this video with some of the highlights of 2011.

A huge thanks to Wendy Harmer of TheHoopla for celebrating this achievement with us in the vid.

Together, all 100,000 supporters are the Every Australian Counts team. Together, we get closer to revolutionising the lives of so many Australians each day. But there’s still a long way to go.

Next year is a new year, and it will present new challenges for the campaign – and we are excited.

The counter is still ticking and we will keep campaigning until we see the National Disability Insurance Scheme in place, for good.

Keep encouraging your friends to join the campaign – who will you ask to join in 2012?

15 Comments

  • there is a place for every one in our comunity

  • Congratulations – and thank you Wendy Harmer for your help.

  • Our 4 year old grandson is severely autistic and will require some form of help for the rest of his life.I know one of the things that already plays on his parents mind is ” who will look after him when we are gone ” ] and they are only in their 30′s.He is an amazing little man and we feel blessed as a family to have him in our lives but realistically,life is tough every day for his family and probably will only get tougher as he gets older. I believe a country with a social concience is the country we want to live in and EVERY AUSTRALIAN COUNTS is a sign of hope. Well done to all the organisers .

  • Fabulous effort in your campaign. A gallant effort. Congratuations in giving a voice to this most important cause.

  • I’ve never considered myself NOT having ‘a place in our community’…..this is about long term financial security for those with a disability who aren’t able to earn enough to maintain a good quality of life…..

  • Onya Wendy! It’s so good to see someone like you supporting this wonderful cause.

  • wonderful people helping those who need it most, disability can and does make or break people of all ages we all need a helping hand may this work continue until it reaches its goal.

    To be disabled in the past was a heavy burden to carry I have been physically disabled since I contrtacted Polio at age 9.
    What I and others went through in those long ago years was something I would never wish on anyone.
    Keep fighting for Disability support.

  • I have a Interlectually disabled daughter who is trying to lead a normal life as much as possible & the only heart ache is that other people cant see her disability. Well done to Wendy & all you guys who have really got behind this scheme.

  • It’s good to have the numbers, and people like Wendy, supporting the campaign. Let’s hope that it translates into the pollies listening, and taking some action, to provide more funding and support for people with disabilities, their families and carers! And more public awareness..

  • Congratulations to all involved. Having self, family and Horsham Special School experiences it is great to hope that future individuals and families will receive more support. It is deserved and should allow better development of ABILITIES.
    Keep up the good work folks. Every little bit of support helps. There are many people of good will in our communities.

  • Its wonderful that so many in the community support and assist our special people.
    My son who has Autism is supported by the most fantastic organisations.
    The staff are so committed to his personal growth which is evident in the the lovely man he is today. All he has meet along the way contributed to his success.

    Thanks to the amazing people who are constantly developing these campaigns to highlight their cause and also the celebrities like Wendy who get the message out there.

    Hope to see more jump on board…

  • My name is Simone I am 33 years old I have Cerebral Palsy though quite active despite my physical limitations. I had septicaemia (Blood poisoning) at the age of for months old and was not expected to live. I am a champion for the NDIS in Geelong Victoria and travel to Melbourne on the train for regular meetings.

    I fully support the NDIS because I am on the Individualised Support Plan (ISP) and the current system is unfair and very restricted which places pressures on my carers who try and support me though also places pressures on my coordinator as there is no room to be flexible which is the human right.

    So I am asking you to read my story and if you if you know anyone who has not yet signed up please sign up now and say ”I count”

  • I had a meeting with Craig Kelly Liberal MP for Hughes on 16/12/2011, he is suportive of the NDIS, but he also told me that the Labor Government has not allocated one (1) single cent in their estimates for the next four (4) years. Once again Julia Gillard is lying to you, she has a way with words, but is slack on action. I think you had better pressure her and the Labor Government some more.

  • IT IS IMPORTANT THAT A FEW OF US CONTACT ONE ANOTHER OR ORGANISE A FUNCTION TOGETHER. WRITE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOU TUBE AND WRITE ON DISABILITY AND PLACE IT IN THE PAPERS.
    I AGREE IT IS ALL TALK NOW.
    THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO INVESTIGATE MANY OF THECOMMUNITT ACTIVATIES
    NOW AND WHERE THE MONEY CAN BE SPENT.
    HAVE THE CHAMPAIGNER RESEARCH ON HOW TO INTRODUCE FRUCTIONS TO RAISE THE MONEY.

    Eve

  • WE STILL A LONG WAY OFF, BECAUSE THE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED TO SUIT THE PEOPLE, WHO DISABLED TO ACCESS.
    WIDER ENTRANCES FOR WHEELCHAIRS TO ENTER ALL RETAIL SHOPS AND RESTURANTS. EXTRA SPACE IS NEEDED IN CINEMAS AND LIFTS DO NEED TO BE FITTED.

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