DPO Australia welcomes today’s announcement from Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, that the Australian Government will partner with us to support the 2018 National Awards for Disability Leadership, to be held on 3 December 2018.
The National Awards for Disability Leadership are an initiative of the Disability Leadership Institute (DLI), Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPOA) and the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO). The Awards were established following the cancellation of the National Disability Awards, usually held at Parliament House in Canberra on International Day of People with Disability on 3 December.
The $30,000 sponsorship from the Australian Government will be used to fund the costs of running the awards including for webcasting, venue hire and marketing.
For further information:
- Minister Henderson’s Media Release
- National Awards for Disability Leadership website
- ABC News Radio program on the cancellation of the original National Disability Awards
There is still time to get your nominations in for the awards! Visit the awards website to nominate a disability leader in one of the seven awards categories.
If you require assistance to complete a nomination, please contact the Disability Leadership Institute.