Conference News

SDAC19 Sold Out!

Tickets have sold out for this year’s Strengthening  Disability advocacy Conference.  We are thrilled that you are all so keen to come along.  You won’t be disappointed as the program is jammed with leaders who are ready to get into the nitty gritty and share ideas and perspectives aimed to help advocacy organisations cope with … Continued

NEWSFLASH!! SDAC19: Advocacy Under Pressure Session Announcement

Award winning journalist and Author of “One Hundred Years of Dirt” Rick Morton will lead an honest and open armchair interview with the Deputy CEO of NDIA Vikki Rundle and the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Graeme Head with about some of the most pressing concerns raised by Australias Disability Advocates. You will NOT want … Continued

Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019: Advocacy under pressure

Save the date! Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference. Register Now! What’s it about? Advocacy issues arising for people with disability are increasingly related to national  systems such as the NDIS and Centrelink. The introduction of the National Quality and Safeguards Commission, and the much anticipated Royal Commission into … Continued

Welcome back Wayne

Back by popular demand, Wayne Herbert has been invited to MC SDAC19. His irresistible charm offensive will keep us on time and on topic throughout the day. Invitations for speakers have gone out far and wide and we’re looking forward to making more announcements very soon.

Welcome back Wayne

Back by popular demand, Wayne Herbert has been invited to MC SDAC19. His irresistible charm offensive will keep us on time and on topic throughout the day.   Invitations for speakers have gone out far and wide and we’re looking forward to making more announcements very soon.  

SDAC all over for 2018

It was a total sell out and it’s all over for 2018.  The day had such a great vibe thanks to a full room of enthusiastic delegates ready to network, share and learn. We’ve quickly scanned some of the feedback and it would seem that the delightful Wayne Herbert was a hit.  His mother will … Continued

Sold Out!

Sorry, but there are no ore tickets available for SDAC2018. The only way you get to come now is finding someone with a ticket and bribing them shamelessly to part with theirs! If that doesn’t work, then the only other option is to wait until we make all the sessions available online through the DARU … Continued

‘Selling the unsellable’ session line-up confirmed

Recently, the ‘Vote Yes’ for marriage equality and ‘White ribbon’ against family violence campaigns successfully educated the community & changed attitudes in mainstream society. Might it also be possible to change attitudes about disability? Ben Flynn and Chloe Hayden, from Jeremy the Dud, Nicole Lee from You Cant Ask That and Adam Ferrier, co-founder of … Continued

Keynote Speaker: Professor Anne Kavanagh

We are very pleased and excited to announce that Professor Anne Kavanagh will present the Keynote Address at SDAC18. Anne will talk about the academic research happening around Australia bullying, discrimination and violence experienced by people with disability. She will also discuss how community attitudes towards people with disability affect their life opportunities and health and … Continued

Discounted tickets for people with disability through FSSI sponsorship

  The VCOSS-RMIT Future Social Service Institute values having the voice of people with disability at the table. FSSI is proud to sponsor the Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2018: Doing Disability Differently, making discounted tickets available for people with disability. Contact DARU for the discount ticket code today: E: admin@daru.org.au

SDAC18: Master of Ceremonies Announced

The SDAC18 Conference Organising Committee is thrilled to announce the MC of the day is the insightful and fabulous Wayne Herbert! Wayne is a prominent, in-demand, and outspoken international public speaker, presenter, advocate, writer and comedian promoting the rights of and opportunities for people with disability and people in the LGBTIQ community. In his career … Continued

Save the date!

Yes the SDAC is back in 2018.  It’s an election year in victoria so the program will focus on the issues that politicians need to hear about. We can’t wait to let you know about the line-up but diversity of perspective is guaranteed. Stay tuned for details.  

Session resources now available

The videos with Auslan and full transcripts are now available for all sessions. Go to the ‘Program’ tab and click through to the relevant session. Enjoy!

‘Advocacy Matters’ campaign born

Advocacy does matter.  It created quite a buzz during the final panel session of the day when Mary Mallett, CEO of Disability advocacy Network Australia (DANA),  announced that plans were underway to start a national ‘Advocacy Matters’ campaign. Delegates were more than happy to kick off the idea by demonstrating their support.     Further details … Continued

Conference tickets sold out

Ticket sales have closed early because we sold out!  The conference committee is pleased that we’ll be ‘gearing up’ in lots of good company.  The NDIS is certainly the talk of the town even if it isn’t always for the best reasons.  The presenters and panelists have a wide range of perspectives to share and … Continued