WINNERS RECOGNISED AT NATIONAL DISABILITY AWARDS

Labor has congratulated the winners and finalists recognised at the National Disability Awards at Parliament House in Canberra last night.

 

The National Disability Awards is one of the key events in the lead up to International Day of People with Disability on 3rd December 2014.

 

Among the winners was Queensland gym owner, John McDonald, recognised for his contribution to improving employment opportunities for people with disability.

 

Mr McDonald is a strong supporter of disability employment services, hiring five individuals with severe disability and mental health illnesses.

 

John introduced training and support, including flexible work and career development opportunities for people with disability.

 

The First Peoples Disability Network was rightly recognised for their advocacy and promotion of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples with disability.

 

Labor congratulates all of this year’s nominees, finalists and award recipients.

 

The full list of winners is below, with further information at: www.idpwd.com.au/awards/2014-award-winners/.

 

Lesley Hall Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Bill Bradley, New South Wales

 

Emerging Leaders Award in Disability

 

Jordanna Smith, New South Wales

 

Improving Inclusive and Accessible Communities Award

 

Rebecca Ho - Touched by Olivia, New South Wales

 

Improving Advocacy and Rights Promotion Award

 

First Peoples Disability Network, National

 

Improving Employment Opportunities Award

 

John McDonald, Queensland

 

Saronbell, New South Wales

 

Improving Personal and Community Support Award

 

Technology Assisting Disability WA (TADWA), Western Australia

 

Improving Education Outcomes Award

 

Everyone Everyday Project Team, Disability ACT, Community Services Directorate, ACT Government, Australian Capital Territory

 

Stirling Community Early Learning Centre, South Australia

 

Improving Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Award

 

Vicdeaf (SLC VIC)/Emergency Management Victoria, Victoria

 

WEDNESDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2014

 

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