News Hands off public disability services

Have a heart, Premier

This Valentine’s Day we’re calling on the new Premier to have a heart and keep disability services public in NSW, alongside the NDIS....



Privatisation Story

Sell-off to hit chronically disabled

The quality of life of chronically disabled people with life-threatening illnesses will quickly decline once state-run disability services are privatised. Privatisation will profoundly affect current and future clients of Summer Hill Accommodation an...



People’s Inquiry into Privatisation visits Sydney

The public will have an opportunity to explain how the privatisation of essential public assets and services has affected them, their families and local communities when hearings into the People’s Inquiry into Privatisation visit Sydney on Thursda...



ADHC and Government pretend to consult

On 19 November, the Secretary of the Department, Michael Coutts-Trotter emailed ADHC staff to convey the Baird Government’s unilateral decisions regarding the terms of your possible transfer to the ‘not for profit’ or ‘for profit’ sectors....



Disability services pledge for 2015 candidates

Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) staff are asking their local candidates in the March 2015 state election to take a pledge to support them in their campaign against privatisation. The pledge for candidates reads: I COMMIT TO: 1. Protect ageing...



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ADHC nurses win support in fight for conditions

Ageing, Disability and Home Care RN Vicki Yep says annual conference was an opportunity for ADHC nurses facing privatisation to brief delegates and gain support from the rest of the Association. ADHC branches were given conference support for resolut...



Update on campaign against privatisation of disability services in NSW

Association members continue to be active in a community campaign to keep disability services in public hands. On 11 March, the Hands off our Disability Services campaign was launched at a community forum held at Newcastle Panthers Club. Three hundr...