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Death of Lesley Hall



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MEDIA RELEASE │ JENNY MACKLIN MP

DEATH OF LESLEY HALL

I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lesley Hall, the former CEO of the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations.

Lesley was a remarkable woman who spent her working life empowering others, particularly as a tireless advocate for women and people with disability.

Lesley gave people with disability and their carers a voice in a way that few others ever have.

I am especially grateful to Lesley for her role in representing disability organisations as we worked together to build the national disability insurance scheme, as the CEO of AFDO and as a member of the National People with Disabilities and Carer Council.

Lesley was also a valuable member of two expert groups that advised the government on key issues around choice, control, eligibility and assessment.

We are a stronger, fairer society because of Lesley Hall. Her death is our great loss.

MELBOURNE 20 OCTOBER 2013

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