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Publisher Blend Creative ISSN 1447–2023 Editorial Editor Kelly Stone Design Jarren Gallway Digital Blend Creative Contributors Carole Lander, Anthea Skinner, Craig Sheather Cover photograph by Peter Hoare Photography Advertising Michelle Stevens Phone 08 7325 3209 Mobile 0419 822 717 Subscriptions Phone 08 7325 3200 Print/Supporter Graphic Print Group Enquiries Blend Creative Phone 08 7325 3200 Email from the editor W elcome to Link Christina Ryan who runs the Disability magazine for 2018! Leaders Institute based in Canberra. We’re kicking off the year with a big edition, looking at state and federal politicians being the latest news and issues in the made up by people with disabilities, disability sector, as well as some and people with disabilities being inspiring interviews and engaging underrepresented in boardrooms, personal stories. executive positions and other Our cover story features former All material appearing in Link Disability Magazine is copyright unless otherwise stated or it may rest with the provider of the supplied material. Please contact the editor for permission to reprint content. Link Disablity Magazine takes all care to ensure information is correct at the time of printing, but the publisher accepts no responsibiltiy or liability for the accuracy of any information contained in the text of advertisement. Views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher or editor. 4 from the editor positions of influence around MasterChef contestant John Hughes, Australia, we examine why it’s time who used his appearance on the to change the way leadership is popular television show to encourage understood. children and young people with In NDIS news, we hear from disabilities to believe in themselves South Australian Minister for and follow their dreams. Disability Katrine Hildyard, while John shares why he believes House With No Steps shares a great time equals success for people with story from Tamworth-based Ricky disability. As the owner of a winery in about his NDIS experience. South Australia’s Barossa Valley, John In our Link Loves section we meet has also used his business success a delightful young woman Nicola to establish a scholarship for local Ettridge and her dog Lenny, who teenagers with physical disability. are featured in a new book called We loved meeting John and hop e ‘Happiness Is Dog Shaped’. you enjoy his story. Like us on Facebook /linkdisabilitymagazine With just a handful of Australia’s We tackle the issue of leadership I hope you enjoy reading this edition of Link, and extend to you and in this edition, talking to two inspiring your loved ones good wishes for a women who are working to increase happy and successful 2018. representation of people with disabilities in politics and leadership positions generally. We speak to Member for Gosford in New South Wales, Liesl Tesch, whom many of you Kelly Stone may remember is also a gold medal winning Paralympic athlete, and