The South East Brisbane Chamber of commerce has named the community organisation The Tertiary Place as its designated charity for the year for 2012. The most prominent chamber member of them all, federal member Kevin Rudd, has also stepped forward to help raise money and awareness. The Tertiary Place offers post-school placement programs for people with disabilities, but the program isn’t cheap and often families have to part or fully fund their children’s enrolement.
SEBCC president Penny Cutting hopes to raise enough money to send one person free to The Tertiary Place for a year. “At the end of the year we plan to offer a scholarship to a person otherwise unable to attend The Tertiary Place,” she said. Mr. Rudd visited the centre last week. “There are very few people in the Australian community that don’t know of somebody or a family that have been hit with disabilities either through birth or through traumatic accident” he said.
(South-East Advertiser, April 11, 2012)