Podcast - Episode 3: Investing in inclusion
It really is a pivotal moment in Australian politics, as we launch into both the budget and the election campaign, and it will shape the face of disability services of NDIS, of employment services for years to come.
Join us as we explore the implications of both the budget and of the election for the future of disability services in Australia with Participants Support Coordinator from Castle, Nikita Killen and from the National Disability Services, Karen Stace.
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Brad Webb: Castle Services operate from the lands of the Darkinjung people to the South, the Awabakal people to the East, the Worimi people to the North, and the Wonnarua people to the West. I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we work and live. I pay my respects to their Elders of these lands, past, present, and emerging.
Welcome to the latest episode of Embrace Your Otherness, Castle's inaugural podcast series. This is a space where we will have both casual and in-depth conversations with disability community members, leaders, and activists about disability identity, culture, work and rights, with an emphasis on challenging people's perception and raising awareness about marginalised identities.
My name is Brad Webb, and I'm honoured to be both the CEO of Castle and your host for this podcast series. Today, we are gonna be talking about federal politics, and more specifically, two very important events that will shape the coming years. Joining me today is Karen Stace, Senior Manager of State and Territory Operations for the leading peak body, National Disability Service, or NDS. I am so grateful that Karen agreed to share with us her experience and the work of NDIS at this pivotal time for both the NDIS, and people with disability. Alongside Karen is Nikita Killen, Castle's Participant Support Coordinator who has a very unique insight into NDIS and how it impacts our participants.
I'm really looking forward to learning more about Nikita's views on NDIS, and the importance of it to Australia. Welcome Karen, welcome Nikita.
Our members, as I said, range from large and small. So there are organisations where all they do is disability, through to organisations where it may only be a very small but important part of what they do. And because we're very lucky to have national presence, that means that we get to support organisations in metro areas, but also in really remote and very remote.