Media Release by The Hon Jane Prentice MP

Be involved and celebrate International Day of People with Disability!

Events will be held across Australia tomorrow to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day held each year on 3 December.

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice is encouraging communities to come together to celebrate the contribution people with disability make to communities across Australia.  

“International Day of People with Disability gives us all a chance to reflect on and acknowledge the positive impact people with disability have in our community,” she said.

“Today, Australians of all abilities will come together at celebrations across the country to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.

“Many local community events will be held, including morning teas, community exhibitions, sporting festivals, and speaking events.

“These events will highlight and recognise the importance of building inclusive communities across Australia.  

“I encourage everyone to join in and celebrate, and consider what we can all do to make sure people with disability have the same opportunities to pursue their dreams and reach their full potential,” said Mrs Prentice.  

In the lead up to International Day of People with Disability, the 10th National Disability Awards were held on 7 November at Parliament House. The Awards are an important part of the Australian Government’s celebration of International Day of People with Disability.

To learn more about ways you can get involved and celebrate or for information about the winners and finalists from the 10th National Disability Awards, visit the IDPwD website, or call 1800 555 677.

TTY users can phone 1800 555 677 and ask for 1800 440 385.