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Disabled Children Pay The Price as School Bus Dodges Tolls

Sydney Morning Herald Anna Patty February 18, 2012   SOME children with disabilities are spending up to four hours commuting to and from school because transport operators are taking longer routes to avoid paying road tolls. Francesca Fredericks said that her son Oscar, 6, who has autism, spent up to two hours on the bus […]

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Senior Bureaucrats Stood Down Over Disabled Travel Fiasco

Sydney Morning Herald Anna Patty February 11, 2012   TWO senior bureaucrats have been stood down after ”telling the minister what they thought he wanted to hear” before 700 students with disabilities were left stranded without transport to school last week. The officers were stood down without pay from their positions yesterday pending disciplinary action […]

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Taxi Council Forces Delay to Disability Service Tenders

Sydney Morning Herald Jacob Saulwick and Anna Patty December 22, 2010 THE powerful NSW Taxi Council has won the first bout of a fight with the Education Department over how much it should cost to take disabled children to and from school. The department spends about $70 million a year on the assisted school travel […]

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