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June 27, 2017

Speak Out congratulates Judy Huett

Tasmania’s Judy Huett has been appointed as a Member of the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Independent Advisory Council.

Judy works with the Speak Out Association of Tasmania in Self Advocacy Liaison and Support. This involves capacity building with her peers and the Speak Out Members’ Executive. She is admired and respected by people from all walks of life.

An accomplished leader, Judy has travelling to Geneva, Switzerland in 2013 with the expert group to talk to and present to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD); the national Inclusion Australia Our Voice Committee (immediate past Chair) and two terms with the Tasmanian Premier’s Disability Advisory Council (PDAC).  

Judy has been a  member since inception of the Intellectual Disability Reference Group (IDRG). The longevity of Judy’s commitment to the NDIS is evidenced by her participation in the delegation of self advocates to Parliament House Canberra to lobby for the NDIS. Congratulations Judy Huett, people with intellectual disability can be confident that their views and experiences of the NDIS will be well represented by you on the IAC.

May 3, 2017

Legislative Council Candidate Survey

Speak Out is a member of a coalition of disability advocacy organisations that recently surveyed candidates for the upcoming Legislative Council elections.

Of the 14 candidates contesting the elections 10 responded to 11 questions on a range of issues directly affecting people with disability in Tasmania.  All candidates who responded consented to their responses being made public.  The questions and candidate’s responses can be found by clicking here.

August 15, 2016

Inclusion Australia Petition

Support the “we can work with the right support petition”

SpeakOut Advocacy wishes to share with visitors to the website, the petition by Inclusion Australia. The goal of the website and petition is to organise with people with intellectual disabilities, their families, and supporting organisations to make the promise of inclusion in the workforce a reality.For more information, and sign the petition, you can click here.

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