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Hall of Fame

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.

Categories

  • 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

Selection Criteria

  • 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

Prof Trevor Parmenter AM - Awarded June 2010

Trevor has published extensively in wide variety of life span issues, including employment and disability. In 1995 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his research, teaching and advocacy contributions to developmental disability.

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Craig Harrison - Awarded June 2010

Craig has worked on issues of social justice his entire life, from the juvenile justice system in 1979 to the disability employment sector from 1989. He has developed training, worked with numerous DES providers and headed intervention initiatives.

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