8 December 2014
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.
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