Advocacy Sector Conversations Forum

This forum series provides a space for advocates to gain practical information and share knowledge by participating in topical, interactive sessions. It’s more imperative than ever to keep abreast with the ever changing disability services and supports landscape to understand the impact this will have on the practice of disability advocacy.



  • Disability Advocacy by the Numbers 2012-16 Report Launch- Llewellyn Reynders
    DARU has completed the Disability Advocacy by the Numbers report which showcases the trends and issues that Disability Advocacy Organisations are working on across the sector.
  • DARU Strategic Planning 2018-2021 workshop: What do Advocates want from DARU- Llewellyn Reynders
    DARU is commencing its next three year strategic plan- and wants to make it as practical and relevant to the current and future work of advocates as possible. This workshop will allow advocates to shape the work of DARU over the next three years.  
  • Launch of the Cost Benefit Analysis of Disability Advocacy- Mary Mallett, Disability Advocacy Network Australia
    Mary Mallett will present the findings of her research into the true cost of disability advocacy Australia wide. This ground-breaking research was supported by Leadership Plus, Disability Advocacy Victoria, VALID and AFDO. 
  • Self-Advocacy Resource Unit Projects- Victorian Self Advocacy Network, Sue Smith, Dean Dadson and Jacqui Ward
    To determine the sustainability of self-advocacy and self-advocacy groups in the shift to individualised funding, the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) have been focusing on several projects. This session will provide updates and findings from these initiatives. 
  • Office for Disability Update- Felix Neighbour, Office for Disability
    This session provides a unique opportunity for the Office for Disability to update the sector directly on key government initiatives including ongoing work to strengthen the Victorian Disability Advocacy Program.
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Tue 28th Nov, 201711:00am - 4:00pmQueen Victoria Women's Centre
Victoria Room
Level 4/210 Lonsdale Street

Registration and RSVP

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Event type:
ASC forum

Contact person:
Natasha Brake

Phone number:
(03) 9639 5807


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