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CPActive champions meet with local candidates ahead of the NSW state election

23 Mar 2023

As part of the CPActive Blaze the Trail campaign, CPActive champions organised a ‘Day of Action’ that was held last week at the Allambie Campus.

These young trail blazers took it upon themselves to organise local candidates from all parties in the upcoming state election to hear about the lived experience of CP and to commit to build more inclusive school to work pathways for young people with disability.

CPActive champions welcomed commitments from local candidates from across different parts of the political spectrum that if elected, they will work with CPActive to make the pathways from school to work more accessible for people with disabilities.

Local candidates who attended the Day of Action at CPA Allambie offices and pledged their support were:

Toby Williams, Liberal candidate for Wakehurst

Michael Regan, Independent candidate Wakehurst

Susan Sorensen, Animal Justice Party candidate for Wakehurst

These commitments from local candidates come just weeks after the NSW Labor Leader Chris Minns and Shadow Minister for Disability Kate Washington announced that if elected into government, they will:

  • Review supports for assessments at schools to ensure they are clear and consistent for young people with disabilities
  • Explore pathways for people with disability to become teachers and support staff
  • Improve inclusive employment practices in NSW government departments

With almost 200 new petition signatures in one day, plus the commitment from so many candidates, the CPActive champions consider the Day of Action a success.

“It became a successful day getting so many connections and contacts” said CPActive champion Eric Barrett. “It is great to get the word out to the wider community about what a great initiative this campaign is and it’s potential to keep growing Australia wide.”

“We really need every single person who reads this to join the campaign by signing the petition. By showing your support, you are strengthening the voices of people with lived experience. Every person who joins the campaign gets us a step closer to a better future with less barriers,” Nicholas said.

Sign the petition and share the campaign across your networks today!