July 21, 2013 Federation Square
The Age Run Melbourne is more than just a "fun run". For many participants, it is an opportunity to give back to the community by raising funds for a cause close to their heart.
Whether you are aiming to raise as much money as possible for the charity closest to you, run a personal best or take on the challenge of a longer distance, we look forward to seeing you cross the finish line at Run Melbourne on July 21, 2013. The Age Run Melbourne is a great way to promote healthy liviing and fitness, participage a major community event , and raise funds for your cosen cause.
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We need to capitalise on community support for the NDIS
The 2013 Federal Budget will be released next Tuesday 14 May. It is likely to be followed by the legislation that will increase the Medicare Levy by 0.5% to partially fund the NDIS, now known as DisabilityCare Australia.
For the first time in a generation disability is a first-order political issue. This is a direct result of the Every Australian Counts campaign. Disability service providers have played a key role in the design, operation and resourcing of this campaign. We can be proud of what we have achieved.
A recent Newspoll found that 78% of Australians support the NDIS. It is important that we capitalise on the community interest in disability. Your organisation can help build on the support for the NDIS by sharing this short video.
Deafblind Experience the "Gold Rush"
On Saturday 18 May, 13 deafblind people and 14 volunteers/support workers drove to Ballarat for the day at Sovereign Hill which is a theme park from the Gold Rush days. Arriving at 11am the group ventured into the park to start the journey back to the olden days. Everyone enjoyed the day and got rugged up as it was only 8 degrees’ in Ballarat.
Some panned for gold, some watched the gold being melted into a $140,000 gold bar and some enjoyed the shops. Everyone got together at 12.30 for lunch and a hot drink to keep warm.
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