Honour roll

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

Young Australian of the Year

Nominee

2020 QLD Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Mark Halupka

State: Queensland

Radio show host

Mark Halupka is the host of a disability sports radio show in Brisbane. After spending a lot of time as a child listening to the radio, he was determined to pursue his dream of becoming a radio presenter.

While Mark has severe cerebral palsy and relies on the use of a wheelchair and communication devices, he never gave up on his passion. He found a position helping on a disability radio show and, within 10 years, launched his very own program.

'Markability' provides a platform for top athletes of all abilities to share their stories, helping disability sports to enter the mainstream. Even though he is unable to play sports himself, Mark aims to empower and motivate others to push the limits and reach for goals that might be considered inaccessible.

Mark also visits community groups that nurture athletic ability, shining a light on the work they do in supporting people to achieve their dreams.

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