Today Abigail paid tribute to the passing of a truly incredible person, Lou Kuchel. Lou was an inspiration to the disability community, and to all who knew her.
(1) That this House notes with sadness the passing of Louise Kuchel, who was an incredible and compassionate beacon of light in the disability advocacy sector, particularly for the neurodivergent community and who:
(a) fought to reduce discrimination faced by children with neurodivergence in the education system and in the community and to create an inclusive society;
(b) founded the podcast Square Peg Round Whole and the advocacy group "Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia", both of which are representing and advocating for the neurodivergent community and fighting for system-wide reform which dismantles the barriers that people with neurodivergence face in schools, communities and workplaces; and
(c) fought to achieve change including securing vital funding and fighting for the rights and wellbeing of people with disability throughout her time at Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia and Family Advocacy.
(2) That this House acknowledges Louise's profound and lasting impact on the lives of people with disability and all those who knew her and passes on its deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Motion agreed to.