Today marks International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations-designated day to celebrate and promote the participation of people with disability in society.
International Day for People with Disability is an important opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of people living with disability.
Across Australia more than 750 community events are taking place to celebrate people with disability.
I congratulate all those local community groups that are holding BBQs, street stalls, workshops and other community events to celebrate the day.
Now in its 21st year, International Day for People with Disability provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made and the work still ahead of us to increase the participation of people with disability.
The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme earlier this year is the most significant reform for people with disability in Australia’s history.
On this day, people with disability their carers and advocates can take great pride in this progress. I congratulate them on their dedication and commitment.
For more information on International Day for People with Disability visit: www.idpwd.com.au
TUESDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2013