Policy Submission: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage
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JFA Purple Orange made this submission to the Australian Social Inclusion Board in 2010.
The Julia Farr Association believes that the Australian Social Inclusion Board’s research into breaking the cycle of disadvantage is necessary to respond to the social and economic barriers that people living with disability experience which can lead to disadvantage and exclusion. There is commitment “to address the barriers that are faced by Australians with disability and promote social inclusion” through the National Disability Strategy. Further, there is international acknowledgement of the social disadvantage that people living with disability experience, and emphasis through the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified by the Australian Government in July 2008, that measures are put in place to ensure that people living with disability can fully participate and be included within their societ
The Model of Citizenhood Support
Much of the content of this submission has been drawn from the Julia Farr Association 2010 publication ‘Model of Citizenhood Support'. The Julia Farr Association asserts that through promoting and upholding the citizenhood of vulnerable people, as reflected in the Model of Citizenhood Support, people will have genuine opportunities to break out of cycles of disadvantage and intentionally move towards richer lives marked by capacity, choice and inclusion.