Patron announced for International Day of People with Disability
Assistant Minister Jane Prentice today announced Karni Liddell as the 2016 Patron for International Day of People with Disability.
As Patron, Karni will raise awareness of disability issues, highlight the achievements of people with disability and celebrate the work of those who are making Australia more inclusive for everyone.
Karni said the National Disability Awards, which opened for nominations today, are a fantastic opportunity to recognise those who are working tirelessly to improve the lives of people disability.
“I want to raise awareness of what can be achieved when people with disability are given the opportunity to reach their full potential,” said Ms Liddell.
One of Australia’s most successful and well respected Paralympians, Karni is an accomplished business woman, radio broadcaster, social commenter and disability advocate. She is also an ambassador for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Queensland, and a member of Dame Quentin Bryce’s Domestic and Family Violence Council.
The National Disability Awards are the Commonwealth Government’s main celebration of International Day of People with Disability, which is celebrated on 3 December each year.
Visit International Day of People with Disability to find out more, or to make a nomination in the National Disability Awards. Nominations close on 30 June 2016.
A ministerial media release is available.