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Disability Advisory Committee

It advises council on important, systemic issues, mostly around policy or campaigns to improve access in the municipality.   

Six people stand together for a photo in Melbourne Town Hall. The person on the far right is in a wheelchair, and the person second from the left is holding a cane.

The committee is chaired by Councillor Jamal Hakim and Councillor Dr. Olivia Ball. The members were chosen to reflect the diversity among people experiencing disability.

Current members:

  • Councillor Jamal Hakim (Chair)
  • Councillor Dr Olivia Ball (Alternate)
  • Stacey Christie
  • Isabella Fantasia
  • Maurice Gleeson OAM
  • Justin Glyn
  • Mary Ann Jackson
  • Geoffrey Lim
  • Tricia Malowney
  • Roy McPherson
  • Benjamin Mooney
  • Akii Than Ngo
  • Jerome Rachele
  • Rosemarie Walshaw

our acknowledgement

  • Torres Strait Islander Flag
  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.