CARD was invited to attend a press conference at parliament house on Sunday in April.
The press conference is being called by the ALP – both Mark McGowan and Stephen Dawson will be speaking.
The ALP has called this press conference in response to the recent revelations about the lack of safeguards in WA to protect people with disabilities from abuse and neglect – most especially in non- government services. Mark McGowan will be announcing his intention to introduce legislation to require pre-employment screening for people who work in disability services. Of course Labor alone does not have the numbers to get it up.
Kelly Shay , from the United Voice Union has spent a long time lobbying for this and has invited CARD to address the event. which will be at 10am on Sunday on the steps of Parliament House.