The 2019 National Awards Ceremony with MC Margherita Coppolino:
The Arts – using artistic expression to advance the status of disabled people.
The Brotherhood of the Blues (Northern NSW)
Gaelle Mellis (Victoria / South Australia) – 2019 recipient
Megan Munro (ACT)
Change Making – achieving lasting change to the status quo (policy, programs, legislation) which results in greater equality for disabled people.
Dinesh Palipana (QLD) – 2019 recipient
Cameron Bloomfield (Victoria)
Katherine Gill (NSW)
Dinesh’s acceptance speech:
Rights Activism – using human rights mechanisms, including implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to advance the status of disabled people.
Deafblind Victoria (Victoria)
Uncle Paul Calcot (NSW) – 2019 recipient
Innovation – being innovative, working outside the box, developing new systems, technology or tools to achieve outcomes in the status of disabled people.
Claire Cooke (WA)
Simon Green (Victoria) – 2019 recipient
Social Impact – using the public domain, through mainstream and social media, or other digital interfaces, to achieve visibility of disabled people.
Wayne Herbert (ACT)
Elise Muller (Victoria) – 2019 recipient
Eliza Hull (Victoria)
Inclusion – designing processes, systems or programs which illustrate the diversity of disabled people as equal contributors to achieving outcomes.
Cameron Bloomfield (Victoria) – 2019 recipient
Luke David (Victoria)
Uncle Paul Calcot (NSW)
The Lesley Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement – awarded to an individual who has shown commitment to the disability rights movement and worked over time to achieve significant outcomes for disabled people.