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Remarks at Pollie Pedal Community Event, Clunes: speech, Victoria



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Remarks at Pollie Pedal Community Event, Clunes, Victoria May 04, 2013

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As you know, we’re riding 1,000km from Adelaide to Geelong, to raise money for Carers Australia - marvellous organisation, very important cause. People with disabilities are the most vulnerable people in our society and it’s important that we do everything we

reasonably can to offer them support, encouragement and assistance.

This is quite a special day for people with disabilities. It’s great to be here with Ara Cresswell, the CEO of Carers Australia today because today, Victoria has signed up for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It’s a great day for Victoria, it’s a great day for

Australia and the signing up of Premier Denis Napthine, who has a very strong personal commitment to helping people with disabilities, who’s got a very strong personal history in this area, is a sign, it’s proof positive that all sides of politics, that all levels

of government are totally committed to this change.

We are going to make this a reality and it is going to be an achievement for all sides of politics, for all the people of Australia. It will be the sign, the visible, institutional sign, of our decency and compassion as a country. So, I feel very proud of our country and I

congratulate the state of Victoria for signing up today to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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