For his long and distinguished service to intellectual disability, as both advocate and researcher. Much of the information we have on intellectual disability and employment was sourced from work done by Paul.
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
Garry Davison has managed Jobmatch Employment Agency in Gympie since its inception in 1992. Garry has been heavily involved in the development of the disability employment sector through his involvement with Disability Employment Australia.
For her long and distinguished service to ACE, Disability Employment Australia and the disability employment sector. Donna served on the peak body from its inception and held many positions including Chair.
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)
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.