International Day of People with Disability | AusIndustry

In March 2010, I was appointed to an eight-year term in the Legislative Council of the South Australian Parliament, representing political party Dignity for Disability. My foci since coming into office include: advocating for increased funding for disability services, and...

Spotlight on Gender and Disability | International Symposium, Flinders University Gender Consortium

Thanks to Flinders University and in particular Cara Ellickson, Director of the Gender Consortium, for having me here today. As a proud person with a disability and an egalitarian, it is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to speak...

National Council of Women South Australia – Council Meeting

Thank you for having me here to speak with you tonight, it is a great privilege. Millicent had made the suggestion I talk about the good, the bad and the ugly, but that I should pick what I cared to...

Life Without Barriers Quarterly Breakfast Speech

Life Without Barriers speech - A look back on 2011 Veale Gardens Thank you for having me here to speak to you today. I’m really pleased to be involved with this event, which is run by an organisation that I...

MCS RALLY- Outside the Equal Opportunity Commission SA

Congratulations on your ongoing campaign for increased recognition for multiple chemical sensitivity. The right to access health and disability services continues as a struggle for many in the community. As individuals, people living with a disability who need to seek...

Women with Disabilities South Australia Keynote address – Domestic violence law change

Thank you for having me here to speak on such an important topic, and one which has extra complications and implications for women with disabilities. I think everyone here would likely know that the rights and independence of people with...

Multiculturalism and Disability

Good morning all, and welcome to Adelaide, my hometown, for those of you from interstate. I’d like to acknowledge that today we meet on the traditional land of the Kaurna people. Today I am going to speak to you about...

Whyalla OT Conference Speech

19th Annual Occupational Therapy Country Forum – Whyalla Thank you for having me here to speak with you today, it is a great privilege. I want to talk about the connections in the disability community which keep us strong, and...

Statement to Autism Rally on Steps of Parliament

This morning I am going to start by asking you a question. Put your hand up if you have faced challenges accessing adequate intervention and education for your child with autism spectrum disorder. Yes, I thought so. Today I speak...

Disability and Ageing Expo speech

I am very excited to welcome you all here in a week which has proved to be one of the best the disability and ageing sector has seen in a long time. I’m sure I’m talking to people who are...

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