CEO at Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)
Mary heads upDisability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) based inCanberra, the national peak body for independent disability advocacy in Australia. DANA supports organisations in every state and territory that work to promote and advocate for the rights of people with disability. With the advent of the NDIS independent advocacy will be even more important in assisting people to have true choice and control, and ensure that their rights are respected and honoured as they navigate a new system.
GPS needed for the road ahead
Friday 15th September, 2017: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The sector lobbied hard to retain independent advocacy by remaining outside the NDIS. Anecdotally, it’s acknowledged that participants achieve better outcomes through their interaction with the Agency by seeking advocacy assistance- but what will advocacy look like in the new NDIS landscape? This panel will identify the pot holes and road blocks ahead where advocacy might be called upon to hold the system to account. Might advocacy prove to be the most effective GPS for the NDIS?