Judy Huett from Australia tells us about her personal experiences participating:

Speaker biography

Judy Huett lives in Tasmania with her husband Peter. She has qualifications in Disability Support, Aged Care, Information Technology and Small Business Management; and completed leadership development training through Leaders for Tomorrow (2012) and Voice at the Table (2016).

Judy travelled to Geneva, Switzerland in 2019 and 2012 with the expert group to talk to and present to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD); the national Our Voice Committee (immediate past Chair) and their many projects around Zero Tolerance and employment, Board member of Inclusion Australia, two terms with the Tasmanian Premier’s Disability Advisory Council (PDAC) and member since inception of the Intellectual Disability Reference Group (IDRG) and a Member Of the Independent Advisory Council(IAC) . The longevity of Judy’s commitment to the NDIS is evidenced by her participation in the delegation of self advocates to Parliament House Canberra to lobby for the NDIS.

Her long-standing commitment to promoting the human rights of people with intellectual disability and her contribution at a local, national and international level to developing self-advocacy resulted in her being awarded the Tasmanian Disability Community Achievement Award in 2010, and the Individual Award for Human Rights in 2012.