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ADHC ABC News and Radio story

Aug 1, 2017

ADHC ABC News and Radio story – August 2017 (PDF version)

For years [ADHC mother] Barbara Spode had peace of mind. If she died suddenly, for whatever reason, she felt her severely autistic daughter India would be well looked after.

But that changed when she discovered the [ADHC] group home India is living in, a government-run facility providing full-time care to people with disability in Sydney’s south-east, was about to be privatised.

Please click HERE to read the full story by David Lewis:

NDIS: Mother of daughter with severe disability fears privatisation of NSW group homes

Listen to the full story on ABC’s Background Briefing HERE.

ADHC CST member bulletin

Jul 28, 2017

ADHC CST member bulletin – July 2017 (PDF version)

CST Members: vital to the continuity of Disability Services in NSW

As today is your last day before you move into the private sector we wanted to say thank you to all our CST members who will no longer be public servants after today.

Thank you to all the hard work done by CST delegates and activists over the years, we look forward to supporting you and working with you as CPSU NSW members.

Don’t forget that we will remain your union after you have transferred.

Still haven’t switched? Make sure you are protected!

It’s more important than ever to make sure the PSA/CPSU has your current details so we can continue to support you in your new workplace.

If you have not yet switched to direct debit click HERE to protect your membership today!

Want to get more involved?

We still have some vacancies on the CPSU NSW CST Advisory Group in Central West (Bathurst CPSU/PSA Office), North Coast (Lismore CPSU/PSA Office) and South West (Wagga Wagga CPSU/PSA Office).

If you’re interested in becoming a delegate let your organiser know or email us at

NDIS: Mother of daughter with severe disability fears privatisation of NSW group homes – ABC News

Jul 28, 2017

The ABC’s Background Briefing has today profiled the torturous road to come for many with the privatisation of disability services in NSW.

The coverage marks the final day vital Community Support Teams (CSTs) will be part of Ageing Disability and Home Care.

From Monday, 31 July, CSTs transfer to the Benevolent Society and the State Government will no longer be responsible for this service.

Read the full ABC News article HERE.

ADHC – People DO NOT Matter Survey closes Sunday

Jul 20, 2017

ADHC – Reminder – People DO NOT matter survey – 20 July 2017 (PDF version)

Feedback from PSA members needed

All members are encouraged to take this short survey to let us know how you feel.

As Ageing Disability and Home Care continues to be systematically dismantled, the PSA has received feedback from members and delegates on low morale amongst disability workers. The 2017 People DO NOT Matter Employee Survey is designed to find out how you feel about how you’re being treated.

This survey has been developed by members and delegates.

This survey closes Sunday 23 July

If you have any questions about this bulletin please email

Privatising Disability Services: Where to from here? PSA event at NSW Labor Conference 2017

Jul 7, 2017

Privatising Disability Services – Where to from here – PSA event at NSW Labor Conference 2017 – July 2017

The PSA is committed to fighting this Government’s relentless privatisation agenda.

We are engaging the NSW Labor Party in conversation at its state conference through a fringe event.

The event is a discussion, with opportunities for audience members to ask questions of the panellists at the end.

Please note, attendants are required to be registered as observers to the Conference.

Privatising Disability Services: Where to from here?

Time: 12-12:50

Location: Druitt St Foyer, Town Hall


  • Sophie Cotsis MP
  • Annamaria Wood (Disability Macarthur)
  • Associate Professor Damien Cahill (University of Sydney)
  • Lucille McKenna (former mayor of Ashfield)

With MC, our own incredible Rachel Smoothy (PSA Delegate in ADHC)


RSVP on our official Facebook event HERE.

Register as an observer to NSW Labor Conference HERE.

We are strong, we are united, and we will continue to fight for you.




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