The Disability Trust were privileged to attend The Illawarra Connection Dinner on Tuesday 2 August, with a highlight of the night being Dr Ben Gauntlett’s keynote speech. Dr Gauntlett is the Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission and provided insights into employing people living with disability.
Dr Gauntlett delivered three key messages:
Dr Gauntlett delivered his message anecdotally through his inspirational life story, having enjoyed playing sports until a life changing event during his teen years. This inspired his path of advocacy, entering University and being the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship. Studying Law at both Oxford and NYU, Dr Gauntlett then returned to Australia to work as a barrister. After success in chambers, Dr Gauntlett was appointed in 2019 as the Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner. Over his five-year term, Dr Gauntlett hopes to further develop the housing and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Australia.
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