Zed helps secure funding for Radio 1RPH


 

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory, Zed Seselja has helped secure funding for Radio 1RPH, Canberra’s popular print handicapped radio station, following the ACT Government’s decision to stop funding the service.

The ACT Government took the decision to cease funding from the 2016-2017 year as a result of the ACT’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. 

“In response to my calls to the National Disability Insurance Agency in Senate Estimates and advocating publicly, I have been able to assist Radio 1RPH with replacement funding of around $50,000 through the Community Inclusion and Capacity Development program. The funding will be provided through the NDIS so the organisation can continue to deliver their radio service to people with disabilities,” Senator Seselja said.

 “This is a great result for the organisation and the broader community as Radio 1RPH provides a valuable service to many Canberrans and the broader region. 

“The organisation relies on volunteer readers and administrative supporters to turn print news and other information into sound so that people who are print handicapped can still receive news that may not be available on other radio stations or on television – a service that is invaluable to many people in the community.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the Radio 1RPH team to ensure Canberrans continue to have access to this important service,” Senator Seselja said.