Media Release by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Stella Young

I am extremely sad to hear of the passing of Stella Young.

She was a role model for Australians with disability on how to seize opportunity and never take no for an answer.

Stella was a ceaseless advocate for a better deal for people with disability.

She used a combination of charm and humour to highlight patronising and negative attitudes that people with disability have put up with for too long.

Stella had a generosity of spirit and taught many Members of Parliament, including myself, a great deal.

She will be sorely missed.