Tag Archives: Bruce Wearne

PETER GIBILISCO. Friedreich’s Ataxia and my Miraculous Journey with Education

  My life to date has been unduly constrained by the enforcement of standardised practices, stereotypes and official policies designed to uphold the primary care of people with Friedreich’s Ataxia. I was diagnosed with onset at 14; now I’m 54.

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Bruce Wearne. Political questions that can’t be answered by our publicly funded public relations firms.

Last week, four days before the election was called, I received a “pre-election” letter from my “Parliamentary representative”. It began with the following disclaimer: Dear Fellow Corangamite Resident: Soon there will be another election and I write to apologise for the … Continue reading

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Bruce Wearne. Politics for Government or Politics for Politics?

At the election of December 1975, the Australian electorate confirmed the sacking of the Whitlam Government. It was an implicit “thumbs up!” to Malcolm Fraser and those on his “side” of politics. Whatever the actual cause of the constitutional crisis … Continue reading

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Peter Gibilisco and assisted by Bruce Wearne. A Special Minister for Disability.

Disability support and policy is currently undergoing much needed reform. Such reforms highlight the attenuated life chances of people with disabilities and how these can be mitigated by policies that emphasize the inclusion of people with disabilities into the social … Continue reading

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