Friday, 16 February 2018
Dignity Party asks SA’s leaders to take charge of the Changing Places program
ABC Radio North and West
The Dignity Party is asking South Australia’s leaders to take charge of the Changing Places program after the Victorian body overseeing the program announced it was withdrawing its involvement. Centres affected locally include Whyalla and Port Lincoln. Changing Places seeks to build high-level accessible public toilets for people with a disability with features like adult-sized change tables and hoists. The Dignity Party has secured $1.7m of State Government funding for the project.
Dignity Party Member Richard Challis says it’s time for South Australia’s state leaders to step up:
“Where Victoria’s leadership apparently has failed, the South Australian leadership can move in, at this stage is really in the court of the Premier to exercise leadership over this and to try and make sure that the accreditation is properly sorted out.”