The NSW Election was held on Saturday March 28, 2015. 

PWDA’s 2015 NSW Election Platform focuses on a socially just, accessible and inclusive NSW community. Our Platform identifies five key areas which we believe should be prioritised by the NSW Government during this time of significant change in the disability landscape. They are:

  1. Realise inclusion  - through the full implementation of the National Disability Strategy in NSW

  2. Deliver disability support – with person-centred disability support services provided in a diverse, sustainable and competitive market

  3. Living in the Community – addressing the systemic barriers that exclude people with disability from living in the community

  4. Deliver on jobs and training  - through cross-Government strategies to improve training and employment outcomes for people with disability

  5. Prevent violence and ensure justice - embed a holistic strategy of prevention, protection, prosecution and partnership

 Media Release: A call to action on disability for all NSW candidates

The Hon John Ajaka MLC provided a formal response to PWDA's Election Platform on behalf of the Government. You can read the Minister's response to PWDA's submission by clicking this link or read a PDF version of it here. 

Premier Mike Baird announces new cabinet 

NSW Premier The Hon. Mike Baird MP announced his new cabinet on 1 April. PWDA look forward to continuing to work closely with members of the government including Minister for Disability Services, The Hon. John Ajaka MLC. PWDA welcomes The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP to the role of Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister for Social Housing, and The Hon. Pru Goward MP as Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Medical Research, Assistant Minister for Health, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. 

 PWDA looks forward to collaborating with NSW Government Ministers, including The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP as Minister for Health, The Hon. Adrian Piccoli MP as Minister for Education and The Hon. Troy Grant MP as Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police. PWDA also welcomes The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP as Attorney General. To read The NSW Government media release on the new cabinet click here