The Northern Territory Government recognises that people with a disability need extra support to participate as citizens within their communities. Disability support provision is based on contemporary practice underpinned by partnerships and collaborative approaches. Principles that guide services include: person centred, culture secure, collaborative, outcomes driven, future focused, equitable, sustainable, flexible and responsive. The Government's vision is for a society where people with disabilities have productive and fulfilling lives as valued members of their communities. The NT Disability Review provides the framework for reform.
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2012 NT Disability Services Awards
The Disability services Awards recognise and reward the achievements of disability sector employees and mainstream services and/or businesses that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving the lives of people with disability.
The Award winners were announced by the Health Minister David Tollner MLA at a ceremony at Parliament House by on 3 December 2012 which coincided with International Day of People with Disability.
The winners for each category are:
- Disability Sector Employee (non-Government) - Adrian Riessen
- Disability Sector Employee (Government) - Judy Grant
- Mainstream Service/Business (non-Government) - NT Automotive Group (Darwin Hyundai)
- Mainstream Service/Business (Government) - Opportunity Knocks Op Shop
Congratulations to all Award nominees and winners.