Motion Passed in Parliament
Down Syndrome Australia sincerely thanks Senators Brown, Reynolds and Steele-John for the following important motion in the Australian Senate yesterday, World Down Syndrome Day 2018.
Senator URQUHART(Tasmania—Opposition Whip in the Senate) (15:39):
At the request of senators Brown, Reynolds and Steele-John, I move:
That the Senate notes that:
(a) 21 March 2018 marks World Down Syndrome Day;
(b) the theme for World Down Syndrome Day 2018 is "What I bring to my community";
(c) people with Down Syndrome can and do bring much to the Australian community, despite the many barriers created by
(d) lack of knowledge about their potential as individuals and discriminatory attitudes often prevent people with Down Syndrome from making full and meaningful contributions to society; and
(e) people with Down Syndrome have a right to participate fully in all aspects of Australian society.
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