The Government should not silence our voice

03 March 2018

My name is Anthony Mullholland and I am an advocate with CID. I have learning difficulties.

Transport is something that I am passionate about. I rely on transport. If I don’t have transport, how do I get around? For a lot of people with disability, they can’t drive.

I’m grateful that David [from CID] got me on the board for ATAC. ATAC is the Accessible Transport Advisory Committee, which is a committee for people with disabilities, multiple disabilities.

We come together to talk about transport issues and solutions and it’s really good because it gives us a voice. For a long time people with intellectual disability haven’t had a voice.

I enjoy the advocacy I do because I think that I make a difference to someone else’s life.

I’ve seen over time we’ve achieved a lot of things we never thought would be possible.

It makes me cry to see what the Government’s doing to CID. It’s not very nice, it’s very sad for a lot of us, it makes us upset as well.

I think the government, by silencing our voice… will not make any proper decisions. They will make improper decisions on stuff that people with intellectual disability rely on.

They don’t know, they don’t go through what we have to go through, the hardships and pain and suffering we have to go through, battling every day to achieve a goal. They put obstacles in against us.

It’s not up to them to tell us how to live our life, it should be living our way.

Advocates like Anthony help others every day, now they need your help. Visit our Don’t Silence Us website to take action now.

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