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Welcome to the International Day of People with Disability media hub. Here you can find media information about the day, along with resources to help with compiling news stories.

Overview

International Day of People with Disability is held on 3 December each year.

International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

The Australian Government has been supporting International Day of People with Disability since 1996.

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Media releases

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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