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j.forrest.mp@aph.gov.au www.jforrest.com 60 Campbell Street, Swan Hill VIC 3585 ph 03 5032 4510 fax 03 5032 9407

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

NATIONAL DISABILITY AWARDS

Nominations are now open for nine National Disability Awards recognising individuals and organisations who help improve the lives of people with a disability.

“These awards are an important way for our community to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of those who help enrich the lives of disabled people, their families and carers,” Nationals Member for Mallee John Forrest said.

This year, the award categories are aligned with the National Disability Strategy:

 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Disability Reform  Emerging Leaders Award  Excellence in Accessible Communities Award  Excellence in Improving Social Participation  Excellence in Advocacy & Rights Promotion Award  Excellence in Improving Employment Opportunities Award  Excellence in Improving Personal and Community Support Award  Excellence in Improving Education Outcomes Award  Excellence in Improving Health Outcomes Award  Yooralla Media Award of Distinction

Mr Forrest urged constituents to nominate deserving individuals or organisations before Friday 20 July 2012. Finalists will be announced in September.

Those wishing to seek more information and make an electronic nomination should visit www.idpwd.com.au.

Alternatively, call 1800 440 385 and request copies of the nomination pack which includes the Nomination Guidelines, Form and Frequently Asked Questions.

For people requiring Braille or audio format, call 1800 440 385

Postal applications can be sent to:

National Disability Awards Manager

PO Box 7212

CANBERRA BC ACT 2610.

Mr Forrest can be contacted on 0428500186