Matthew Parker is the Senior Adviser of the VPS Enablers Network
Matt is a proud Father for Will Rossie and Annie, husband of the gorgeous Marie. Matt has Cerebral Palsy and learnt to walk by 8 years old through the support of friends, family, clever doctors and chocolate frogs! Matt says he inherited is never give-up attitude from his father.
An advocate for genuine inclusion and positive attitudes for people of all abilities Matt manages a 550 plus VPS Enablers Network for people with disabilities in the Victorian Public Service. In 2017 and 2018 Matt completed the Oxfam Trailwalker with some great mates - ‘If I am given the assistance to walk 100 kilometres I can work my hardest in my preferred job – Give people with disabilities a chance they need in Getting to Work because I don’t think we will let you down”
Through Getting to work: the Victorian public sector disability employment action plan 2018–2025, the Victorian Public Service is committed to lifting representation of people with disability in our workplaces to 6% by 2020 and 12% by 2025. Departments and agencies need to take decisive action if these targets are to be met.