14 November 2012 — The City of Sydney has announced the make-up of its first Inclusion Advisory Panel.

The new panel will help improve the lives of people living with a disability who live, work or visit Sydney by providing expert advice to the City about needs, strategic planning, policy development and community consultation.

Panel member are Jane Bringolf, Young-Joo Byun,  Suzanne Colbert, Paul Nunnari, Naomi Malone, Mark Relf, Paul Raciborski, Susan Thompson, Michael Bartels and Cam MacKellar.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the panel members had an amazing depth of expertise and come from different age groups and cultural backgrounds, providing fantastic representation for the diverse disability sector in Sydney.

Member Paul Nunnari said inclusion and opportunity were two of the most basic fundamental rights for any person in the community, because everyone wants to be included.

Mre than half of the panel are people with a direct experience of disability issues, either personally or through a caring and support role. They include: