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A rally in support of the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will take place in Lismore on Thursday, May 10 at Spinks Park on Molesworth Street, from 11am-12 noon. Following a short march, a free BBQ will be held at Spinks Park. Parking will be available at the Lismore Bowling Club and on Market Street.
It's ironic that people living in NSW should count themselves as 'lucky' if they become disabled as a result of a car accident. Depending on which Australian state or territory you live in and how you acquired your disability, your entitlement to disability support services will differ. At the moment in NSW, if you acquire a disability at home through injury, accident or illness, there is no entitlement to support you, no matter how much your disability expenses skyrocket; and there is no private insurance to cover the costs incurred of a baby being born with a severe disability.
Most people in the Northern Rivers don't think twice about how they'll get to the supermarket to do the shopping. However, for Peter Sullivan, who has Multiple Sclerosis and has spent the last 15 years in a wheelchair, just getting out of the house has proven to be problematic and expensive.
Lismore City Council, Kyogle Shire Council, Richmond Valley Council, Byron Shire Council, Ballina Shire Council and Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) are proud to present the 09/10 Transport Information Pages and Going Places website, both of which will be officially launched by the Deputy Mayor of Lismore City Council, Cr Vanessa Ekins...
The Tweed Shire Council and Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) are proud to present the 09/10 Transport Information Pages and Going Places website, both of which will be officially launched by the Deputy Mayor of Tweed Shire Council, Cr Barry Longland...
In a region marked by transport disadvantage, many people are not aware of what transport options are available to them and having access to good transport information can open up opportunities for people to play a greater role in their community” states Tony Davies, CEO of NRSDC. Both the Transport Information Pages and Going Places website provide contact and route information for a wide range of transport services including local, regional and state services...