Message from the Chair
Dear Members and Colleagues,
WWDACT will be submitting input to a number of government policy papers over the next month, and we invite your feedback to help us in doing this.
At the national level, consultations are being held to assess the impact that the implementation of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (NDS) is having on the lives of people with disabilities in the ACT. With only a couple of years to run, it is time to review what has been achieved through the NDS, and get ideas on how governments and civil society can contribute to improving its implementation over the next 2 years. In addition, work is beginning on development of the 2020 – 2030 Strategy. There is more information in this e-bulletin on how you can contribute your ideas for the next Strategy.
At the level of local government, WWDACT will be reviewing the draft Charter of Rights For Victims of Crime to ensure that the situation of women with disabilities who are victims of crime are fully represented in the Charter. There is further information on how you can contribute in this bulletin.
In addition, WWDACT is contributing to the development of the Disability Justice Strategy. More information is below.
WWDACT is hosting a forum to discuss the Disability Justice Strategy and the Charter of Rights for Victims of Crime on 25 July at 2pm at Nature Conservation House at 28 Emu Bank in Belconnen. You are invited to attend and I look forward to seeing you then.
Lastly, WWDACT is pleased to host a farewell to Jenni and David Heckendorf, who are shortly to depart the ACT heading for warmer climes in BrisVegas. Join us to say farewell on Thursday 26th at CMAG. Register to attend through Eventbrite.