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Scholarship winners announced for emerging content creators with disability

The Morrison Government has partnered with the ABC to offer the Regional Storyteller Scholarship and provide work experience for talented content makers with disability. Read more

National partnership to promote Australians with disability

The Morrison Government has partnered with the ABC to promote the work and contribution of Australians with disability ahead of International Day of People with Disability on 3 December. Read more

Lake Macquarie school wins national disability inclusion competition

Cardiff High School in Lake Macquarie has won the Morrison Government’s Grow Inclusion schools competition that was held to mark International Day of People with Disability. Read more

Kurt Fearnley named International Day of People with Disability 2019 Patron

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston today congratulated Kurt Fearnley AO for being appointed as the 2019 Patron for International Day of People with Disability. Read more

Blind Adventurer announced as 2018 Patron

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services Jane Prentice today announced blind adventurer and chocolatier Gerrard Gosens OAM as the 2018 Patron for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). Mrs Prentice said three-time Paralympian and business owner Mr Gosens, as a role model and passionate advocate for people with disability, was the ideal choice as Patron. Read more

Commemorative coin and envelope to celebrate International Day of People with Disability

The 25th anniversary of International Day of People with Disability was celebrated today with the release of a commemorative 20 cent coin and prepaid envelope welcomed by the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services the Hon Jane Prentice. Read more

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