International Day of People with Disability
This Monday 3rd December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996 and provides funds to promote and raise awareness of the day around Australia.
Information on how you can get involved in the day and how to break down barriers for people with disability can be found on their website.
This year, the Australian Government is changing the way we celebrate International Day of People with Disability. In order to progress towards our goal of an inclusive society, it is now time to celebrate and recognise the achievements of people with disability in the broader community.
In 2018, the Government is supporting a range of national programs and award schemes to celebrate International Day of People with Disability and raise the profile of disability in Australia.
By supporting these programs, we will diversify audiences and promote the achievements of people with disability more widely.
The Australian Government is proud to support the following awards and events in 2018. This page will be updated with additional awards and events as the year progresses.
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