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International Day of People with Disability

Rachel Siewert 3 Dec 2014

The Senate has supported a joint motion moved by Senator Siewert on the International Day of People with Disability.

Motion Text:

Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia-Australian Greens Whip): I, and also on behalf of Senators Moore and Fifield, move:

That the Senate-

(a) acknowledges that 3 December is International Day of People with Disability;

(b) notes:
(i) That the aim of International Day of People with Disability is to increase awareness and celebrate the contributions made by people with disability to our community,
(ii) That the theme for 2014 is 'Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology', and
(iii) the role of technology as a way to break down barriers for people with disability in participating in all aspects of political, social, economic and cultural life;

(c) acknowledges:
(i) the importance of all governments maintaining efforts to improve the lives of people with disability through the National Disability Strategy, and
(ii) the role That the National Disability Insurance Scheme can play in harnessing the power of technology to promote inclusion and accessibility to help realise the full and equal participation of people with disability in society; and

(d) encourages all Australians to get involved in the celebrations in their local community by visiting


Question agreed to.


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