Statement from the Premier - Stella Young

07 December 2014

On behalf of the Victorian Government, I offer my sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Stella Young, who passed away peacefully on Saturday.

There were no limits to Stella’s life. Her creativity changed minds and changed laws. A trailblazer in Australian culture, she became one of our most recognisable and respected faces.

Her determined advocacy improved the lives of so many Victorians. She made ours a better, fairer state – more caring and more compassionate.

Stella dreamt of a society where people with a disability who studied, worked and achieved great things were conventional, even ordinary. As she leaves this world, that dream is ever closer.

While Victoria is poorer for her passing, I know she has inspired a generation of Victorians, of every background and ability, to live a life without limits.

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