International Day of People with Disability

Today, 3 December, is International Day of People with Disability. The Minister for Disabilities has given me a badge to wear to advertise and celebrate this day. The badge reads: '3rd of December marks International Day of People with Disability, a United Nations sanctioned day that unites people around the world in celebrating the achievements and contributions of people with disability.' I wholeheartedly agree with this day and acknowledge the important valuable contribution that people with disabilities give to the world, Australia and the state of Tasmania because, after an injury and a long battle with government bureaucracy, I also carry a disability, depression and I have had to learn to cope with that, along with a back injury.

Adjournment Speech International Dayof People with Disability 03-12-2014