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Disability Election forum with the Inner South Canberra Community Council 

Published on May 7, 2024

On May 2nd 2024 , the Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC) and Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI) hosted a public forum addressing the urgent needs of people with disabilities in the ACT ahead of the upcoming election.

Key Takeaways:

Accessibility & Inclusion: The forum emphasised the need for more accessible services and an inclusive environment in Canberra.

Expert Insights: Panelists including Craig Wallace, Barbara Bennett PSM, and David Goodbody shared their experiences and challenges in creating accessible neighborhoods and addressing transport issues for those with disabilities.

Indepth Interview with Graham Downie on Canberra’s Transport system.

Community Voices: Participants voiced concerns about public transport, the design of public spaces, and the isolation that can result from current urban planning decisions. The discussion underlined the necessity of integrating the needs of the disabled community into city planning and service provision.

Closing Thoughts: The event wrapped up with calls for authentic engagement and consultation to ensure that policies and infrastructure reflect the lived experiences of people with disabilities.

For more details download the full summary below as well as the speech made by Craig Wallace Head of Policy and media releases

We hope to be able to provide a recording of the event in the future