National celebration date Friday October 30th 2020
Professor Rhonda Galbally AC has been a CEO, Chair and board member for over thirty years, across business and the not for profit sector, the public sector and philanthropy.
As a woman with a lifelong disability, Professor Galbally first began focusing on disability rights and policy in the early 1980s while working at the Victorian Council for Social Services.
Professor Galbally was a board member of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and Principal Member of the Independent Advisory Council which provided advice to the NDIA about the importance of self-determination, social and economic inclusion, peer support and contemporary living models including the right to a mainstream life for people with disabilities.
With a career spanning many decades and positions at the highest levels, Professor Galbally considers that a highlight was developing the National Disability and Carer Alliance that brought together people with disabilities, families and carers with services to campaign for the National Disability insurance Scheme by developing the Every Australian Counts Campaign.
Rhonda Galbally AC
The Aspire Awards(c) honour the former Senior Master of Funds in Court Associate Justice Kevin Mahony AM
The Aspire Awards (c) 2020 will be held in 6 states with Melbourne and Tasmania joining as one, and Darwin and Brisbane as one and hosted by PWC with each of the winning nominees receiving a trophy and media coverage.
The events are filmed live to a multitude of our benefactors sites, media and shown on our You Tube channel, and on the awards Face Book page. The National event also will be streamed live and the top three nominees in each category will be show cast on the NDIA site, the Aspire Awards© internet site, on facebook on tweets, on the You Tube channel. As each State event concludes each winner in each category will be show cast on this site and other media sites in the lead up the National Event on Friday October 30th 2020.
Nominations have now closed for the 2019-20 Aspire Awards©.
Miranda Bain Founder
Has been growing each year with a proud history of recognising and celebrating important contributions of people who identify with a disability
Being part of these awards has been acclaimed by nominees as being one of the best experiences of their life
Progressing through State and Territories culminating in a National Awards Ceremony celebrating winners across 8 categories
An Aspire Award(c) nominee is an example for others to see and hear what is possible-
Recognition for who you are and your amazing contribution:
You will be invited to attend with the person who nominates you, and, your partner or significant other
All States Friday October 30th 2020
Well known judges who identify with a disability and have either been nominated or won an earlier award, have state and national reputations, and or, are very well known in disability advocacy
Reputable and very well known presenters and organisational leaders for all National Awards
This is cause for celebration
The history of the awards can be found on these pages, listen to the winners talk about why these awards mean so much to them.