Launch of Telstra’s 6th Disability Action Plan

On the  21st Anniversary of International Day of People with Disability, Telstra CEO David Thodey (in Sydney), supported by DDA Commissioner Graeme Innes (In Melbourne with 60+ Telstra guests) and Telstra Chief Sustainability Officer Tim O’Leary, launched Telstra’s 6th Disability Action Plan, 2013-2016. 

See David Thodey’s Telstra Exchange blog for his thoughts on the Plan http://exchange.telstra.com.au/?p=27032

There is a link from the Blog to Telstra’s 6th Plan (Word and PDF).

In conversation with Minister Fifield

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Manager of Government Business in the Senate, Minister Fifield tells Chair of Australian Federation of Disability Organisations Margherita Coppolino about the NDIS and his plans to make it the best it can be.

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The Human Rights Commission; Twenty Stories – Just the ticket

The Human Rights Commission; Twenty Stories – Just the ticket

New Horizons program 323

This week on program 323 of New Horizons, Robyn Gaile speaks with Councillor Steve Hurd of the City of Booroondara Council, about his experience of being a councillor as someone with a vision impairment, after having been in the position for more than a year.

He was previously interviewed for New Horizons in December 2012, shortly after having been elected.

The direct link to listen is

Program 322 of New Horizons

This week on program 322 of New Horizons, Robyn Gaile speaks with Greg Madson, the new National President of Blind Citizens Australia.

The direct link to listen is http://bca.org.au/attachments/nh-0322.m3u and to download is

http://bca.org.au/attachments/New-Horizons-20131125-Ep322.mp3