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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 01 Hansard (Wednesday, 10 February 2016) . . Page.. 164 ..

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 9

Mr Coe

Ms Lawder

Mr Barr

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Mr Corbell

Question so resolved in the negative.

Radio Print Handicapped

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (3.34): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) radio station 1RPH, radio for the print handicapped, has been providing a reading service for people with print disabilities for over 30 years;

(b) it has received annual funding from the Commonwealth, through the Community Broadcasting Foundation since 1983;

(c) it has received funding from the ACT Government through Disability ACT;

(d) the new NDIS arrangements have resulted in funding from this source being discontinued from 1 July 2016; and

(e) this funding, representing some 25% of the total revenue for 1RPH, will put significant pressure on its ability to deliver its service; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to continue funding the service provided by 1RPH, if necessary from an alternative funding source.

I have been a volunteer at Radio 1RPH for longer than I can remember. I do not remember exactly when I started but I know that it was before I became a member of this place. I know, as a result of being a volunteer at Radio Print Handicapped and because of the feedback that I have received over the years, how important radio for the print handicapped is in the ACT and how important it is across the nation.

I have moved this motion today to draw attention to the problem being faced by our own 1RPH, Radio for Print Handicapped. It is also a problem that will become a national problem for radio for the print handicapped as the NDIS rolls out. My motion is a simple one. It acknowledges the important role of Radio 1RPH in the ACT community and calls on the government to continue the funding that it has previously provided after 1 July this year.

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