Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Local Hero


2014 TAS Local Hero Nominee

Judy Huett

Town: Burnie
State: Tasmania

Disability advocate

Judy Huett has overcome many hurdles in life to make an enormous contribution to advancing the lives of people living with disability.  Despite having an intellectual disability, epilepsy and diabetes, Judy has dedicated her life to helping others.  Judy works with people with a disability in both a paid and voluntary capacity, and speaks for people with a disability at a national level in her role as a Tasmanian representative on the Our Voice Committee, a national self-advocacy committee.  She is a member of the Premier’s Disability Advisory Council of Tasmania, and volunteers for the Epilepsy Association of Tasmania and other charities.  She is the immediate past president of the advocacy group, Speak Out.  In 2013, Judy became the first person with an intellectual disability to represent Australia in Switzerland at a United Nations hearing into the rights of people with disabilities.  Judy is a shining example of someone whose abilities far exceed her disabilities.