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 politicians 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 an NDIS that works for everyone who needs it.

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 works for everyone who needs it

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.

  • Linda and Peter Tully wearing bright red Every Australian Counts teeshirts

    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.

Latest news and opinion

News 16 August 2021

Why the Federal Government’s story about NDIS funding differences doesn’t add up

New data about NDIS costs has been released by Minister for the NDIS Linda Reynolds and the NDIA in the last week or so. Here’s our quick analysis on what the Federal Government is getting wrong in its story about well-off people with disability in the cities getting more funding than people in rural and regional areas.

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News 27 July 2021

Onwards We Go!

There’s been collective sighs of relief in the aftermath of Independent Assessments being ditched. Now, let’s get on with the real business of making the scheme work and the EAC community are 110% focused on what really matters. 

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Opinion 5 October 2021

Left behind – disabled people and the COVID vaccine

A new report from the Disability Royal Commission into the COVID vaccine rollout is just the latest in a long list of documented failures by governments to address the needs and rights of disabled people. In the race to “open up”, governments must prioritise the needs of disabled people and do a much better job of engaging with the expertise of disabled people and the sector’s organisations, says El Gibbs, an award-winning writer and disability rights advocate.

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