Assistant Minister for Defence - Defence highlights the significance of inclusion with lights up for International Day of People with Disability

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The Hon Darren Chester MP

Assistant Minister for Defence

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  • Brie Colley (Mr Chester’s office) (02) 6277 4029
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29 November 2015

Defence will raise awareness for the United Nations’ International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) on Thursday, 3 December 2015.

As part of the celebrations for IDPwD, Defence will proudly participate in Lights Up for People with Disability during the week of 30 November 2015.

The colours of blue – used to signify equality and accessibility – and orange – for harmony and diversity – will be projected after dark on buildings R1 and R2 at Russell Offices, Canberra.

“Defence is lighting up the main buildings at its headquarters in order to make a visible statement of its commitment to people with disability,” Assistant Minister for Defence Darren Chester said.

“Defence is committed to diversity and inclusion, and is working hard to improve the experience of every diverse group in our workforce including people with disability.”

Russell Offices will be amongst 15 Australian Landmarks lighting up for People with a Disability; including Telstra Tower in Canberra, Federation Square in Melbourne and Sydney Town Hall.

The public are encouraged to view the light display which will conclude on Friday, 4 December 2015.

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Imagery will be available on the Defence Image Gallery:

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Brie Colley (Darren Chester’s office) 0475 962 448

Defence Media (02) 6127 1999

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