COLEMAN WELCOMES OPENING OF NOMINATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL DISABILITY AWARDS

Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman MP, has welcomed the opening of nominations for the 2014 National Disability Awards, giving Australians the opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organisations that are having a positive impact on the lives of people with disability.

“The National Disability Awards allow us to recognise people across a wide range of sectors who are working to provide opportunities for economic and social participation for people with disability,” Mr Coleman said.

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield said the awards highlight and celebrate the work of people who are making outstanding contributions to our national effort to improve the lives of people with disability.

“They also help build awareness of disability issues and recognise the important role people with disability play in their local communities and across the country,” Senator Fifield said.

“Senator Fifield was recently in our area to meet local community organisations”, Mr Coelman said.

“We have some great local organisations and individuals in Banks that are doing outstanding work in this field. This is a good opportunity to recognise their efforts”.

Mr Coleman said that nominations opened on 3 June 2014 and close on 18 July. An awards ceremony will be held in Canberra later this year to announce recipients.

To nominate for the National Disability Awards, go to www.idpwd.com.au or call 1800 672 682. TTY users please call 1800 555 677 and ask for 1800 672 682.