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Keppel Marks Disability Action Week


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Community organisations in Keppel are among 46 across Queensland to receive funding to hold events and activities during Disability Action Week, which wraps up on September 22.

Member for Keppel and Assistant Education Minister Brittany Lauga congratulated Livingstone Shire Council on receiving $4,500 for Beach Day Out 2019, to be held during Disability Action Week.

“Disability Action Week, along with International Day of People with Disability (3 December), is one of the biggest celebrations of Queenslanders with disability,” she said.

“Events such as Beach Day Out 2019, at Emu Park on Friday, are a great opportunity for Queenslanders of all abilities to come together and make their communities more accessible and inclusive.

“This year the theme of Disability Action Week is Everybody has a role to play in creating employment opportunities and there are many events focused on employment for people with disability around the state.

Mrs Lauga MP encouraged Queenslanders to reflect on the role they can play in creating employment opportunities and making their workplaces more inclusive for people with disability.

“People with disability can face barriers in gaining employment, and some may be underemployed or have limited opportunities for career progression,” she said.

“That’s why this year Disability Action Week has a focus on employment opportunities for Queenslanders with disability.

“I’d encourage everyone in Keppel to get out and about and attend events and activities held during Disability Action Week,” said Mrs Lauga.