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Disability Support Pension (DSP) – Urgent review needed

We are calling for an urgent review into the fairness of the Disability Support Pension (DSP) and call for changes to make sure that the eligibility process is fair, reasonable and accessible for people with disability.
We will be holding an event later this morning in Canberra to officially launch our three Reports on the Disability Support Pension. The Reports will be available on our website later today following the official Launch.

Research launch to highlight need for urgent review into the Disability Support Pension

Disability advocates and researchers will call for urgent reforms to the Disability Support Pension (DSP), with the launch this morning of  three new reports into the the economic and health impacts of disability, particularly for Indigenous Australians.

The launch will outline the report findings and include panel discussion by research teams and people with disability speaking about their experiences of the DSP.

Speakers at the launch include:

  • Ross Joyce, CEO, AFDO
  • Trevor Carroll, Vice-President, AFDO
  • Sue Salthouse, Women with Disabilities ACT
  • Natasha Thompson, outlining her experience of the DSP
  • Professor Laurie Brown, NATSEM
  • Karen Soldatic, University of Western Sydney
  • Professor Alex Collie, Monash University
  • June Reimer, First People’s Disability Network

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Media contact:

Ross Joyce, AFDO CEO on 0402 842 040

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