The SSPA, together with our Founder, Rosemary Hobbs, and our Patron, Tina Zeleznik, mourn the loss of Stella Young – a high profile disability activist, a teacher, a comedian, a leader, a sister, a daughter, a friend – who passed away on Saturday evening at the age of 32. We, along with the rest of […]
It’s that time of the year! Both the New South Wales and Victorian Branches have organised Christmas parties for their members, as well as families and friends. Check the respective New South Wales and Victorian Branch websites as well as Facebook pages for further details about these events.
SSPA Victoria just launched their own Facebook Page – search “SSPA Victoria” to view the page. Please ‘like’ if you wish to receive updates and notifications about all State Branch events. Whilst you’re searching, don’t forget that SSPA Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia all have their own Facebook Pages.
What is it? October was officially recognised as “Dwarfism Awareness Month” by the Little People of America (LPA) in 2009. October was chosen as the month to celebrate dwarfism as it’s the birth month of the late Billy Barty, founder of the LPA. It is now celebrated around the world, with several countries passing a […]
At the 47th SSPA AGM held in South Australia, a new National Council has been elected. Congratulations to the following newly-appointed SSPA National Council members: President: Sam Millard (Victoria) Vice-President: Linda Henderson (NSW) Secretary: Alicia Jenkins (New South Wales) Treasurer: Rosemary Hobbs (Victoria) Overseas Liaison Officer: Samantha Lilly (Victoria) Journal Editor: Tony Munro (New South […]
Notice is hereby given that the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Short Statured People of Australia (SSPA) will take place on Wednesday 24th September 2014 at the Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair, South Australia at 9.30am. Members may nominate a person/s for election to National Council. The following positions must be filled: President, Vice-President, Secretary, […]
SSPA membership subscriptions are due from 1st August 2014. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your membership and hope that you continue in the year ahead. Please renew your membership to remain financial and enjoy the benefits of being an SSPA member. A 2014/2015 membership form is available from the Membership page on this website. […]
The 47th SSPA Convention will be held from Saturday 20th – Friday 26th September 2014 at the Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair, South Australia. Belair is approximately a 15-minute drive from the Adelaide City centre. The latest (July) update about the 2014 Convention which includes detailed information about the week can be accessed from […]
In a recent episode (24th March) of the ABC-TV’s Q&A, the SSPA was represented in the audience by Samantha Lilly. Samantha’s appearance was highlighted by her invitation to direct a question to media personality and Collingwood Football Club President, Eddie McGuire about the AFL’s position on discrimination in light of the incident concerning a dwarf […]
After much consideration, it has been announced that Australia will not bid to host the 2017 World Dwarf Games. Instead, it is hoped that an Asia Pacific games can be organised in Australia between now and 2017. One option to be explored is to hold such an event in conjunction with an international convention (the […]