Robyn Perham, (formerly Robyn Gobert) is well known across Australia as a disability rights advocate and speaker.
"I was born with disability and I've acquired a few along the way," she said.
Robyn has worked extensively as a disability access consultant and an advocate and activist for disability access across the nation.
I am a Director (Administration and Personnel) for MPMS P/L. I am living at Lake Learmonth, in western, rural Victoria. Most recently I've joined the newly emerging Women With Disabilities Victoria (2012).
I've been busy for a number of years drawing attention to the many access deficits in the Ballarat region.
I'm currently working to convince the Ballarat City Council that we should be the absolute home of democracy by becoming Australia's most wheelchair/disability accessible destination in Australia.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is one step closer to becoming reality.
On 27 July 2012 the Victorian Government agreed to an NDIS trial site in the Barwon region from July 2013.
This came after the State's initial refusal to sign up to the scheme citing concerns for ongoing funding.
Surely we as a country can think of something that will ease this "illegal immigrants" problem? Putting my mind to a bit of lateral thinking re these boat people turning up on our shores. I'd be interested in your comments on my contribution.
What is your opinion on this move by the Australian Federal Government?
On one hand we're being told that the welfare bill is too high in this country and PWDs have got to get out and get a job to save the day! Now, we're welcoming migrants with disabilities...?
I'd be interested in your opinions!
On 17 April more than 60 Victorians, including people with disability, advocates, families and carers, protested on the steps of the Victorian Parliament House calling for better accessibility to the state's public transport system.
Budding photographers are being invited by the Australian Human Rights Commission to use their cameras to capture those things that remind people of the importance of living in a fair and equal society, and then enter these photos in the Commission's 2012 human rights photo competition.
The Australian Local Government Association - the national voice of Local Government, representing 560 councils across Australia - being a signatory to this important and life-changing document.
Is the BCC even a part of this body? If so, why, eight months after this document was signed, was this p
Work has now begun to progressively turn off all Metcard ticket vending machines across the metropolitan public transport network in Victoria, with machines at stations on the Williamstown, Werribee and Sydenham lines the first to stop selling Metcard tickets.Concession passengers need to prepare fo
Colin's disability is about the least most interesting thing about him as he's predominantly known as an entertainer. His title of "Australia's Little Giant of Entertainment", Colin was awarded the honour of being named the "Telecom Local Legend for Victoria". Colin new autobiography is a must
Lets get some facts and figures about disability sorted out. According to the ABS, just under one in five Australians, or four million people, are officially recognised by the government as having pensionable disabilities. Of those, 15.6% site a bad back as their disability and 14.8% claim they have