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The Power of Speech

Caption: Nick with Christa Dracopoulos and her proud parents.


It was truly an honour to be present for the Power of Speech event this morning at Parliament House. I was immensely proud to be supporting Christa Dracopoulos, a 9 year old girl from the Barton electorate who spoke to us about attending a mainstream school despite being deaf from birth.

Christa has displayed remarkable ability and confidence in attending school and experiencing everything a child should be able to enjoy. She has been supported by the fantastic Early Intervention Programs of the Shepherd Centre, who hosted the event.
Christa demonstrated remarkable bravery and confidence in sharing her story in the Federal Parliament this morning and is a total inspiration.

Well done Christa – Barton is proud of you!