Senate debates

Monday, 4 December 2017


International Day of People with Disability

4:21 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senators Brown, Brockman and Steele-John, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that 3 December 2017 will mark the 25th anniversary of International Day of People with Disability, and the United Nations’ theme for 2017 International Day of People with Disability is 'Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all'—the overarching principle of this theme is to 'Leave no one behind' and to empower people with disability to be active contributors to society;

(b) further notes that people with disability must first have full access to justice, healthcare, infrastructure, education and employment, as outlined in the United Nations 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals; and

(c) calls on Commonwealth, state and territory governments to ensure that people with disability are able to realise their right to participate fully and equally in Australian society as a whole.

Question agreed to.