Nominations period: Thursday 16 March – Thursday 27 April 2017
Judging period: Thursday 4 May – Monday 29 May 2017
Screening period: Wednesday 31 May – Wednesday 14 July 2017
Finalists announced: week of 17 July 2017
Awards ceremony: Wednesday 16 August 2017
Judges for the Victorian Disability Awards are drawn from Victoria’s extensive disability services sector. They bring a range of skills, experience and enthusiasm for improving the lives of people with a disability, to their judging. The judges generously volunteer their time to assess the nominations and make final recommendations.
The judges will review the nominations to consider the nominee’s relative merits in relation to their commitment, level of service and how their work benefits people with a disability. The judges will then make their recommendations to the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing.
Chair of judges
The awards secretariat is proud to announce the 2017 chair of judges, Christine Mathieson who is the CEO at Vicdeaf (Victorian Deaf Society).
Christine Mathieson commenced the role of CEO at Vicdeaf in September 2012. Vicdeaf is a progressive, not- for- profit organisation with a 133 year history of providing specialised services to the Victorian Deaf and hard of hearing community.
Previously, Christine held senior leadership roles in the Victorian public sector. She was the Director of Victoria’s Office for Disability.
Christine has chaired numerous state government Advisory Groups, Committees and Reference groups and is currently a member of the National Disability Services Victoria State Committee, the NDS National NDIS Operations Committee and is Chair Victorian Auslan Training Consortium Steering Committee. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Victorian Disability Awards Secretariat
Phone:+ 61 3 9096 8057
GPO Box 4057, Melbourne 3001, Victoria, Australia