Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield
ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES
MANAGER OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESS IN THE SENATE
Senator for Victoria
19 August 2014
International Day of People with Disability event registrations open
Event registrations for International Day of People with Disability are now open.
Celebrated annually on 3 December, International Day of People with Disability plays an important role in promoting the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of Australian life.
“I encourage communities and organisations throughout the country to organise an event that recognises the achievements and contributions of people with disability in their local area,” Senator Fifield said.
In 2013, over 750 events were registered by businesses, community groups, sporting organisations and schools to support International Day of People with Disability in Australia.
“Events can be registered on the International Day of People with Disability website from now until 3 December,” Senator Fifield said.
“The website also includes a searchable database to help people find events in their local area.”
Senator Fifield said that International Day of People with Disability supports the Australian Government’s National Disability Strategy, which outlines a 10-year national policy framework to improve the lives of people with disability and promote opportunities for social and economic participation.
All registered event organisers for International Day of People with Disability will receive a pack of promotional products designed to help promote and celebrate individual events.
Visit www.idpwd.com.au or call 1800 440 385 to register your event or check on events in your area. TTY users can phone 1800 555 677 and ask for 1800 440 385.
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