Mrs Judy Huett
Mrs Judy Huett is a leading advocate at a local, national and international level for people with intellectual disability.
In 2013, Mrs Huett travelled to Geneva, Switzerland with an expert group to talk to and present to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and was the first person with intellectual disability from Australia to do so. She has also been involved with the national Our Voice Committee (immediate past Chair) and their many projects around Zero Tolerance and employment, a Board member of Inclusion Australia, two terms with the Tasmanian Premier’s Disability Advisory Council (PDAC) and member since inception of the NDIS Intellectual Disability Reference Group (IDRG). The longevity of Mrs Huett’s commitment to the NDIS is evidenced by her participation in the delegation of self-advocates to Parliament House Canberra to lobby for the NDIS.
Mrs Huett’s long-standing commitment to promoting the human rights of people with intellectual disability and her contribution to developing self-advocacy resulted in her being awarded the Tasmanian Disability Community Achievement Award in 2010, and the Individual Award for Human Rights in 2012. She has also attained qualifications in Disability Support, Aged Care, Information Technology and Small Business Management; and completed leadership development training through Leaders for Tomorrow (2012) and Voice at the Table (2016).
Mrs Huett is a skilled speaker and has presented at many conferences over many years including Having a Say, NSWCID, Speak Out, DARU and NDS. She currently works part-time with Speak Out Association of Tasmania in Self Advocacy Liaison and Support. This involves capacity building with her peers and the Speak Out Members’ Executive.