Thursday, 11 December 2014

Human Rights Award to CEO of First Peoples Disability Network

Congratulations to Damian Griffis (chief executive of the First Peoples Disability Network Australia and a leading advocate for the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability) who was awarded the 2014 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award at the Australian Human Rights Awards in Sydney last night.

First Peoples Disability Network also received the Improving Advocacy and Rights Promotion Award at the 2014 National Disability Awards in November:
The First Peoples Disability Network (Australia) is a unique organisation. It is the only nationally constituted organisation governed by Indigenous people with disability in the world, and has been integral in raising the profile of the unmet needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability ... International Day of People with Disability Australia, 2014 National Disability Awards citation

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