Events and Awards


International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) and the National Disability Awards

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. The day also seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The National Disability Awards are part of the Australian Government’s celebration of International Day of People with Disability. The awards celebrate and acknowledge the achievements and contributions that individuals with disability make to the community, and recognise individuals within the community who have contributed to the disability sector.

The National Human Rights Awards

Each year on International Human Rights Day, the Australian Human Rights Awards are presented to human rights advocates recognised for their contribution to promoting and advancing human rights. Ten Awards are presented, in the following categories: the Human Rights Medal; the Young Persons Human Rights Medal; the Law Award; the Business Award; the Community Individual Award; the Community Organisation Award; the Literature Award; the Print and Online Media Award; the Radio Award; and, the Television Award.