Wednesday, 21 March 2018
World Down Syndrome Day
At the request of senators Brown, Reynolds and Steele-John, I move:
That the Senate notes that:
(a) 21 March 2018 marks World Down Syndrome Day;
(b) the theme for World Down Syndrome Day 2018 is "What I bring to my community";
(c) people with Down Syndrome can and do bring much to the Australian community, despite the many barriers created by our society;
(d) lack of knowledge about their potential as individuals and discriminatory attitudes often prevent people with Down Syndrome from making full and meaningful contributions to society; and
(e) people with Down Syndrome have a right to participate fully in all aspects of Australian society.
Question agreed to.