Motivational speaker taking his story across Isaac

2020 Ambassador scott stidston

A north Queensland advocate for people with a disability is coming to the Isaac region this Australia Day.


A north Queensland advocate for people with a disability is coming to the Isaac region this Australia Day.

Scott Stidston is a stalwart of Spinal Life Australia, a lobbyist and safety advocate, taking his message across CQ as the Isaac region’s 2020 Australia Day Ambassador.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said it was an honour to have Mr Stidston as the Isaac region’s Australia Day Ambassador.

“Scott is a great advocate for improving the quality of life for people with a disability,” Mayor Baker said.

“Scott has increased awareness of spinal injury, promotes inclusive communities and has seen significant improvements in infrastructure and services through his continued advocacy.

“His own motorcycle injury that left him a quadriplegic has never stopped him contributing to the community and campaigning for those with a disability.

“I have the great privilege of commuting around Isaac with Scott this Australia Day, helping him share his inspirational story with our residents and highlighting the resilient people power evident in the Australian spirit.”

Mr Stidston said he was looking forward to visiting Nebo, Moranbah and Clermont on Australia Day.

“Australia Day is such a special community day and a chance to showcase what’s great about Australia and the Isaac region,” Mr Stidston said.

“Central Queensland communities are some of the most resilient in the world; withstanding cyclones, floods, fire and drought.

“My own experience has made me resilient, and even though we all have different stories to share, this Australia Day I am honoured to have the opportunity to share my story of the power of the human spirit to overcome even the most challenging obstacles.”

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