I am a very poor loser. I do not like to be wrong.
In response I tend to be childish and a generally ‘bad sport’
Today (March 1st 2010) I have been proved wrong and truthfully I have never been more happy in my life.
I am pleased (actually joyous) to have made a mistake.
What went wrong?
I never thought the cap on the number of places available to people with disability would be removed.
Today it has been.
That means that any Australian in receipt of the Disability Support Pension will be entitled to receive help from programs like NOVA.
There are more than 720,000 such individuals and up till today and many as 680,000 were excluded – no room, no spot and only the prospect of a lengthy wait for help.
In response to this opportunity NOVA is opening new sites in Camden, Rouse Hill, Ingleburn, Canterbury, Bankstown, Rockdale, Bourke (NSW) and Beenleigh & Beaudesert (Qld).
The economy will always offer a place to people with ability, aspiration and an eagerness to earn a living – we have more than 1300 persons on our books and we are ready to help these and others achieve their vocational goals.
In the 20 odd years I have been here this is the greatest day and I couldn’t be happier to have been so utterly wrong in a prediction.
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