Ability First executive meets at St.Giles

The Ability First Australia Executive Committee has today convened for a two day meeting at St.Giles in Launceston.

One of the country’s largest not for profit strategic alliances, Ability First Australia represents 15 of Australia’s leading disability service providers.

Before kicking off official proceedings, attendees were led on a tour of the recently re-acquired Newstead Heights School property at 65A Amy Road by St.Giles CEO Honni Pitt.

AFA’s mission is to support member organistions like St.Giles to be the first choice for people with disabilities and their families.

The Ability First Australia executive committee next meets in Sydney in May.


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