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Candid Conversations - Politicians living with Disability

Wednesday, 08 December 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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In the week following the International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) held on 3 December, we speak with three politicians living with a disability (incumbent and proposed) about their journey into politics and what motivated them to overcome challenges and obstacles to step into their respective roles.


In light of this year’s theme, ‘Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world’, Politics in Colour with the support of the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) will be coordinating this Candid Conversation with Senator Jordon Steele-John - WA Greens Party; Ali France - the QLD Labor Candidate for the Federal seat of Dickson and Liesl Tesch - Labor Party Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly representing the Gosford region.

All three panellists have become strong advocates for the Disability sector as well as pushing a number of other social reforms.

Co-Facilitators for this event include Marcelle Hoff, former Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney who lives with the after-effects of Polio and Mary Henley-Collopy, an ADFO Director and consultant on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) who has a permanent disability resulting from Thalidomide damage.