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Increased funding for advocacy Tasmania.



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Senator Carol Brown Labor Senator for Tasmania

INCREASED FUNDING FOR ADVOCACY TASMANIA

Senator Carol Brown welcomed the funding increase which will see Advocacy Tasmania receive a total of $100,000 to further assist Tasmania's living with a disability.

Advocacy Tasmania was one of thirteen disability support providers nationally that will receive an increase in funding as part of the National Disability Advocacy Program announced today.

"Advocacy Tasmania provides vital support services to older Tasmania's and those living with disabilities, this increase in funding will allow them to further expand on their important work."

"The Government has listened to calls of support organisations such as Advocacy Tasmania about the extra funded needed to better meet the needs of people living with disability in our community."

"The funding will ensure that Advocacy is better equip to meet the demand for their services." Senator Carol Brown said.

The National Disability Advocacy Program provides funding to organisations, such as Advocacy Tasmania to aim to empower people with disability by promoting their full participation in society.

Senator Carol Brown said the latest increase announced by the Federal Government brings Tasmania's total funding under the program to over $450,000.

/Ends 10 June 2009

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