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Mudgee’s Ella Gaffney said the National Disability Insurance Scheme shuts out Australia’s single largest physical disability group – survivors of polio. Polio may not receive the same attention as other diseases … Continue reading →
A polio sufferers’ group says too many medical professionals are unaware of the disease’s latent effects impacting thousands of Australians. Polio Australia says new health problems for those who contracted the … Continue reading →
The Newcastle-based President of Polio Australia is travelling to Canberra next week to highlight the lack of support being given to thousands of Australia polio survivors. John Tierney, a former Liberal … Continue reading →
Locals talk to locals. What better way to raise awareness of the late effects of polio than to get the message across at a local level? Are you a polio survivor … Continue reading →
Yokine Paralympian Elizabeth Edmondson started swimming in the Swan River at the age of six as rehabilitation for polio, which she contracted at just 15 months old. Since then, swimming has been her passion. Now 63, the late effects of the disease recently restricted her to an electric wheelchair full time. But she continues to immerse herself in her beloved pastime of swimming. Together with a group of fellow polio sufferers, Mrs Edmondson recently travelled to Canberra to demand support for those suffering the late effects of the disease. …Continue reading →
DisabilityCare Australia (previously known as the National Disability Insurance Scheme) was launched today, 1 July 2013, and in this segment from ABC TV’s Lateline program, a spotlight was thrown on the … Continue reading →
Polio may prevent Isabel Thompson from doing the housework or shopping without assistance, but it’ll take more than her disability to stop her determination and her independence. It’s a condition the Wagga resident has lived with almost all her life after she contracted it at the age of 10 while living on a small dairy farm. On Wednesday, up to 40 survivors and their families, including Mrs Thompson and her husband, Clarrie, will converge on Canberra decked out in T-shirts and armed with a strong message – “We’re still here”. …Continue reading →
SBS TV “World News Australia” recently interviewed a number of polio survivors in Sydney about their views on being excluded from the upcoming National Disability Insurance Scheme (now known as DisabilityCare Australia). The story was broadcast on Wednesday, 5 June 2013. Watch the interview videos …Continue reading →
On 28th May Polio Australia was grateful to have the opportunity to be in the audience of a special episode of the ABC TV program Q&A – An Audience with Bill Gates. What was even more exciting for Polio Australia was the chance to ask a question of Mr Gates. …Continue reading →