Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019
Advocacy under pressure

Monday 2 September | NAB The Hall, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands

Plain talking from the top

Assisting people with disability to navigate the National Disability Insurance scheme (NDIS) has become core business for many advocacy organisations. But working with the agency has not always been easy. This frank and open conversation provides an opportunity for some straight talking and clear responses from the top to questions and concerns raised by the disability advocacy sector.

When

Monday 2nd September, 2019: 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Where

The Hall

Speakers

Facilitated by:

Rick Morton, Journalist & Author

Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and the author of One Hundred Years of Dirt (MUP, 2018). Dirt is part family memoir, part book of essays about growing up on the outside in Australia. Originally from Queensland, Rick has worked in Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne and Canberra as the social affairs writer for The Australian with a particular focus on social policy including the National Disability Insurance Scheme, aged care, the welfare system, religion and employment services. Photo of Rick Morton, Journalist & Author

Panelists include:

Vicki Rundle, Acting CEO, National Disability Insurance Agency

Vicki Rundle was appointed the Acting Chief Executive Officer in the National Disability Insurance Agency on 30 April 2019, pending the appointment of a permanent CEO. Vicki’s usual role in the NDIA is Deputy CEO, Government, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement. Vicki has worked in Commonwealth and State Governments across a range of health and human … Continued

Photo of Vicki Rundle, Acting CEO, National Disability Insurance Agency

Graeme Head, Commissioner of NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Graeme Head was appointed in December 2017 to lead the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Graeme has had a long and distinguished career in public administration and public policy. He has been the chief executive of three New South Wales government agencies – notably as inaugural Public Service Commissioner for 6 years – and one Commonwealth agency.  He has served as a deputy secretary in both NSW and the Commonwealth and his experience spans policy, regulatory and central agencies, with a focus on social policy, environmental policy and public sector employment.

Graeme is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration and was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours.

Photo of Graeme Head, Commissioner of NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Session Summary

Assisting people with disability to navigate the National Disability Insurance scheme (NDIS) has become core business for many advocacy organisations. But working with the agency has not always been easy. This frank and open conversation provides an opportunity for some straight talking and clear responses from the top to questions and concerns raised by the disability advocacy sector.