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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 8 March 2005 2005) . . Page.. 740 ..


However, Craig Wallace, chair of the ACT Disability Advisory Council, says that the findings of the Snapshot of community attitudes on disability in the ACT are an important reminder of the need to move from planning to action to create a welcoming community for people with disabilities; they should motivate us to find the courage to challenge those attitudes that need to change as well as to find ways to model and influence positive attitudes across the community. Well said, Mr Wallace. Talk is cheap, as they say!

What is clearly being called for and what is needed is action. There has indeed been much action in terms of gathering information and talking about the problems over and over again. Now is the time to see those words put into practice to address the many problems that successive governments have known about for too long now. The high turnover of staff in the sector continues to be a cause of alarm and concern.

MR SPEAKER: Order! The time allocated for the debate has expired.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.06 pm.


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