In 2018, seven members of our vibrant diverse Every Australian Counts community put themselves forward to become our Champions and hit the campaign trail demanding our Parliamentarians Fund and Fix the NDIS.

What it means to be a Champion

Just like you, the Champions are passionate about having an NDIS that works for all of us. They represent our community when speaking to politicians and to the media, and make sure all our voices are heard loud and clear across Australia and through the halls of parliament.

The Every Australian Counts Champions are always ready for action and their main goal is to get everyone fighting for a fully funded NDIS that works for everyone.

Their activities include:

  • Meeting members of parliament and community leaders
  • Speaking on behalf of the campaign to the media
  • Telling their personal stories to the media to boost attention for the campaign
  • Delivering the message that the NDIS needs to be fully funded and fixed now

Meet the Champions

  • Lynne

    Lynne is a married mum with three children. She describes herself as a ‘doer’ and is  well known for her community work. Recently Lynne was selected to be part of the Commonwealth Games baton relay. Lynne has been a proud Every Australian Counts campaigner since 2011.

  • Peter and Linda

    Peter and Linda Tully are active in their local community, and passionate about making a difference. They want to do this by sharing their personal experience of living with disability with parents, teachers, and service providers and making sure people get what they need from the NDIS. They

  • Ben

    Ben is a talented athlete who has won many medals and trophies for sprinting. Ben is a proud advocate for the NDIS and is determined to make a difference for people living with disability. He wants to make sure young people with disability are included at school and have the chance to get a good job. Like other teenagers, Ben also loves music.

  • Carleeta

    When she is not working as a braille teacher or travelling to different places to meet with other deafblind people, Carleeta spends her time trying to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disability in the community. Carleeta is a strong advocate for the NDIS, but is keen to see it become flexible enough to meet everyone’s needs.

  • Chris

    Chris is a keen sailor and holds several national and international titles. He works in the disability sector as an IT support officer, and is passionate about highlighting the experiences of people living with disability in rural and regional towns. Chris is enthusiastic about seeing an NDIS that lets everyone reach their full potential.

  • Terri

    Terri is a mental health educator and advocate who is passionate about making sure that people with mental health conditions get the supports they need. As an NDIS participant, Terri believes that decisions that affect people’s lives should never be made without them.

News

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We have been asked so many questions we thought we had better get some answers. And no, we didn’t call the call centre – because we all know how THAT goes. We went straight to the top to the man who runs the NDIA – Rob De Luca.

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