This is the third year that a donation to MND NSW has been made from the Newcastle Italian Film Festival. This popular event is held annually in November, and we would like to thank organiser Nick Moretti for his fantastic support. Our thanks also to the sponsors of the event and to Don McMurray who attended on behalf of the association at the recent presentation where a donation of $13,500 was made from the 2016 festival.
Every Australian Counts team will be hitting the road from March – May presenting NDIS information forums in NSW regional areas where the NDIS will be rolling out from July. Every Australian Counts is the campaign that brought about the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and now they are focused on engaging and educating the disability sector and wider Australian community about the benefits of the NDIS and the options and possibilities that it brings. At their NDIS Information Forums in regional areas of NSW in March, April and May 2017 they'll be covering