For her strong personal commitment to reforming the disability services sector in Australia and her instrumental contribution to the design and implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Hall of Fame
The Disability Employment Australia Hall of Fame recognises excellence, innovation and long-term commitment to the evolution of disability employment in Australia.
- Disability Employment Services Sector: A person who has been actively involved in the Disability Employment Services provision, who has contributed significantly to the evolution of disability employment practice, or the program as a whole, at a multi-state, national or international level
- Broader Disability Sector: A person who has made significant contribution to improving the services that intersect with open employment for people with disability or employer-oriented programs, or to raising community awareness of disability employment issues at a multi-state, national or international level
- The nominee has made a major contribution to the principles of the Disability Services Act by promoting the value of people with disability, and their inclusion in the life of their community
- The nominee’s contribution to best practice in the service of employment for people with disability has improved the quality of employment servicing for people with disability across the sector
- The nominee has been innovative in their approach to employment services for people with disability
Hall of Fame recipients
For his outstanding advocacy for people with disability and the benefits of employment
For his leadership, influence and success in the disability employment sector in Australia.
For his major contribution to the principles of the Disabilities Services Act by promoting the value of people with disability, and their inclusion in the life of the community
Throughout his career in medicine, politics and the academy, Professor Peter Baume AC has stressed that people are more important than their impairments and that the whole person is the proper focus of attention.
Graeme Innes AM is a well-known and instrumental force behind disability employment in Australia. Of particular importance to DEA is Graeme’s passion and dedication to increasing employment participation for people with disability.
Lucy has played a significant role in the development of the national peak body for Disability Employment Services and continues to work with large employers to increase sustainable outcomes for disability employment.
Dr Geoffrey Waghorn is a well-respected academic working in the area of mental health and vocational rehabilitation. He has proven his commitment to promoting the value of people with disability, and their inclusion in the life of their community.
Mark is a self-pronounced advocate of change for people with disability – especially in the areas of employment and accessibility. Mark says we need to treat disability as a ‘whole of life’ issue.”
Suzanne is currently the founding Chief Executive of the Australian Network on Disability (AND). Over the past 10 years she has worked with hundreds of organisations and helped them implement systems and knowledge to build disability confidence.