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Inspiring Work Safety Speaker Brad Ness visits IOT

Number: D70/2019

Relevant: Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Topic: Motivational and Work Safety Speaker - Brad Ness – visiting the Indian Ocean Territories

Date: 17 October 2019

On behalf of the Australian Government, Water Corporation and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development are excited to invite all residents and local business people across the Indian Ocean Territories to engage in an exciting, motivating and thoughtful presentation by athlete and motivational speaker Brad Ness.

Brad lost his leg at the age of 18 in a workplace incident as a deck hand on a high speed ferry between Rottnest Island and Fremantle. This has not stopped Brad in achieving goals and aspirations over the years. Brad is a towering presence in Australian wheelchair basketball having captained the Australian Rollers to their gold medal in Beijing and two silver medal in Athens and London and back to back Work Championship Gold.

Brad will be visiting the Cocos (Keeling) Islands between 22 October and 25 October 2019 and Christmas Island between 25 October and 29 October 2019. Please feel free to introduce yourself to Brad if you see him around the Islands, and join Brad at the one of the below community presentations:

Cocos (Keeling) Islands 4pm, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 Community Resources Centre, West Island

Christmas Island 2.30 pm, Saturday, 26 October 2019 Recreation Centre Function Room

For more information regarding Brad Ness, please visit his website at: http://www.bradness.com.au/.