A place on Women’s Honour Roll for disability advocate

lorna2Flinders academic Dr Lorna Hallahan is one of 20 women selected for inclusion on the 2011 SA Women’s Honour Roll.

This year’s additions to the Honour Roll were announced by the Minister for the Status of Women, Ms Gail Gago, at a ceremony at Government House on November 15.

Dr Hallahan, a senior lecturer in social work and social planning, was cited for her significant contribution to the disability debate, both nationally and internationally, with a focus on advocacy development and the development and analysis of social policy.

Dr Hallahan is Chair of the SA Minister’s Advisory Council on Disability, Deputy Chair of the National People with Disability and Carers Council, and is a member of the State’s Social Inclusion Board.

The SA Women’s Honour Roll was established in in 2008 to “acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of women in our community and their commitment to effecting change to ensure that we live in a safer and more inclusive society”,  and since then 456 women have since been nominated for inclusion.

Ms Gago said the Honour Roll recognised that many women contribute countless hours, often a life’s work, to assist others in the community.

“These women, who’ve been acknowledged by their peers, colleagues and families, continue to inspire us,” the Minister said.

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