Lift Redfern campaign needs your help

This morning I joined Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes and Aunty Millie Ingram, as well as City Councillors John McInerney, Meredith Burgmann and Irene Doutney to launch Lift Redfern - a campaign to make Redfern Station accessible to everyone.

Launch of Lift Redfern with Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes

Launch of Lift Redfern with Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes

Despite being one of the busiest stations in the City Rail network - more than 40,000 people use the station each weekday - there is no disabled access to the platforms at Redfern Station.

For people who are living with a disability, older people and parents with children and this is an intolerable situation.

Successive State Governments failed to carry out this essential work. I raised this issue in Parliament for many years; but governments have failed us.

The community is fed up with government inaction, and is now collecting signatures from local residents and commuters who use Redfern Station so that the issue can be debated in Parliament. This is just one of the transport problems the government should be fixing, rather than playing politics.

This community has waited long enough - it is time that disability access at Redfern became a reality. You can help make a difference by downloading and signing the Lift Redfern petition at www.liftredfernstation.wordpress.com

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