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Milly Parker OAM

Milly is an accomplished advocate for the rights of people with a disability, an intuitive leader and businesswoman.

Honour Roll

In 2004, as a member of the Transport Accident Commission's Disability Advisory Committee, Milly helped implement amendments to Victoria's transport legislation, resulting in more timely services for people in- jured in accidents and enabling clients to purchase their services directly.

In 2007, Milly was a United Nations Commonwealth Ambassador for the International Day of People with a Disability. Recently, she played a lead role in advocating for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), to ensure people with a disability are provided every opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to society. Her advocacy was integral to achieving cross party support for the NDIS.

Milly's current areas of involvement include managing her own business, Happy Yappers, supplying gourmet dog biscuits to companies such as David Jones and Harrods; member of the National People with a Disability and their Carers Council; inaugural Disability Ambassador for Yooralla; and part of the campaign to remove young people with disabilities from nursing homes.

She has recently established Milly's Circle of Friends, which brings together small groups of high profile women from business, government and the media, to create employment opportunities for women with a disability, including a first of its kind portal to link employers with people with a disability who are looking for work.