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Adver torial 2017 Winners 11th National Disability Awards The 11th National Disability Awards were held at the National Museum of Australia on 3 December 2017. The Awards, hosted by Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, the Hon Jane Prentice MP, are the Australian Government’s main celebration of International Day of People with Disability and recognise outstanding achievements of individuals, teams and organisations that have improved the lives of Australians with disability. Community Excellence Award Catia Malaquias, WA Employer of the Year Award Compass Group, QLD “The Awards are a great opportunity to bring attention to the need for a fundamental shift in attitudes to disability. I believe that inclusive advertising and media have real potential to accelerate the inclusion of people with disability.” Catia Malaquias Catia is an advocate working to ensure people with disability have equal access to educational oppor tunities, as well as representation in the media. She is a leading voice in Australia and internationally advocating for the inclusion of people with disability in mainstream adver tising and media and has been involved in the inclusive adver tising effor ts of Kmar t and Target in the last 18 months. Catia has also co-founded the Global Alliance for Disability in Media, which she helped launch in 2016 at the United Nations in Geneva. “We are proud to welcome people with disability to Compass Group, offering a flexible workplace where individual potential can flourish.” Rosie McArdle, Executive Director Human Resources & Risk, Compass Group Australia Compass Group is Australia’s leading food services company, employing over 10,000 people at over 480 locations across Australia. Compass Group Australia is committed to giving people living with disability the oppor tunity to compete equitably for employment and enjoy satisfying careers. Through consultation with disability suppor t agencies, Compass Group has developed a comprehensive program to suppor t the successful transition of new employees with disability into employment. 28 International Day of People with Disability linkonline.com.au