Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2017
Getting into gear for the NDIS journey

Friday 15 September @ NAB The Hall

Peter De Natris

Photo of Peter De Natris, Strategic Advisor, National Disability Insurance Agency

Strategic Advisor, National Disability Insurance Agency

Peter’s current role is as a strategic adviser to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). His focus is on early childhood, early intervention and economic participation for NDIS participants.

In his current role he is focusing on key areas of Scheme Design and Approach which recognise the shift from the current program based systems to an Insurance scheme based on markets that need to be developed and supported so that best practice can be enabled and continuous improvement encouraged.

Peter has worked in, around and with all levels of Government on policy and strategy to improve outcomes for people with disability with a focus on early intervention.

Driven by a passion to see the Australian commitment to rights of people with a disability and the rights of children realised, he recognises the possibilities of the NDIS as the game changer.

Prior to his current role Peter had 12 years with Ageing, Disability and Home Care, in NSW as a Regional Director in Southern and the Executive Director of a broad range of policy and program areas.


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?