Esther Simbi – disability doesn’t equate to inability – speech video and text

Esther Simbi and her speech Madie and I attended the “Wild Night in Australia” at Prospect Town Hall on the 30th of September 2017. It was a multicultural music and art night organised by the Divine Orchestra Music Ministry on the last Saturday of September each year. Our friend, Esther Simbi, gave a speech titled ‘Disability doesn’t … Read moreEsther Simbi – disability doesn’t equate to inability – speech video and text

Modbury Special School art auction night

Modbury Special School John Duthie attended the Art Auction event at the Modbury Special School, representing the Dignity Party. The night was a celebration of the achievements of the students. The efforts of the school, teachers, and parents were also recognised. So many proud and happy faces joining together on a night that raised thousands of … Read moreModbury Special School art auction night

Ten Gigabit City – Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Ten Gigabit City John Duthie and Diana Bleby attended the ACS (Australian Computer Society) lunch at the Stamford Grand Hotel. Following lunch, John had opportunities to speak to a number of senior ACS members and leaders. The topic was the ten gigabit city plan, as well as reminiscing about the early days of the internet. Such … Read moreTen Gigabit City – Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Dangerous trees – Channel 7 TV program “today tonight”

Dangerous Trees John Duthie appeared on the Adelaide-produced current affairs show Today Tonight speaking about the importance of removing trees that are dangerous. Adelaide’s deadly trees – causing serious injuries, even fatalities, not to mention property damage. Now, the new plan to make councils accountable. Contact John Duthie here and visit his personal site here.   Please follow … Read moreDangerous trees – Channel 7 TV program “today tonight”

Cedar College tree accident – reflections on the 8th anniversary

Cedar College tree accident It is not what happens to you. It is how you respond, and how others respond. On 11 September 2009, I supported my children, Jasmine and Ben, at their sports day in Northgate. A Cedar College tree fell on me, and I recall little of the next few weeks. My spinal … Read moreCedar College tree accident – reflections on the 8th anniversary

Peter Greco Radio station 5RPH (Vision Australia Radio)

John Duthie spoke to Peter Greco on 5RPH about Ticketek and the problems with booking accessible seats. Peter Greco: Well, John Duthie is a member of the Dignity Party and John has been trying to get tickets to the AFL finals, John welcome to you. John Duthie: Hi Peter, how are you? Peter Greco: Pretty … Read morePeter Greco Radio station 5RPH (Vision Australia Radio)

Ticketek Accessible Needs Hotline – 200 phone calls and still no tickets

Ticketek Accessible Needs Hotline introduction When I last checked the year, it was 2017, and the internet is mature and widely used. Fans use the internet to book seats for concerts and other big events. The exception is people with accessible needs, such as those in wheelchairs. My disability doesn’t prevent this from happening, the internet … Read moreTicketek Accessible Needs Hotline – 200 phone calls and still no tickets

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