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.

Presentations at this forum include:

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation Provider Investor Brief
    Dr George Taleporos, Policy Manager, The Summer Foundation
    The release of the Specialist Disability Accommodation Provider Investor Brief by the NDIA in April 2018 has created a lot of anxiety in the sector, particularly with its push back towards the model of shared living arrangements for people with disabilities. Dr George Taleporos will take us through the Brief, and update us on what these changes mean for NDIS participants who need, or have, an SDA Package.
  • Transport Accessibility Project 
    Kerri Cassidy and Katherine Marshall, Disability Resource Centre
    Disability Resource Centre is undertaking a Transport Accessibility project to capture the experiences of Victorians with disabilities who use (or want to use) public transport, taxis and Uber. Hear what they have found and what their next steps are
  • Taxi Services Commission future strategy
    Colleen Furlanetto, Disability Commissioner
    Colleen Furlanetto was appointed as the new Disability Commissioner at the Taxi Services Commission in January this year. This session will hear what her focus will be for this term.
  • Changes to the Medical Treatment and Planning Decisions Act 2016, Powers Of Attorney Act 2014 and flagged changes to the Guardianship and Administration Act in 2018
    Sharon Cutrale, Medical Decision Support Officer Office of the Public Advocate
    There have been some significant changes to decision making laws in Victoria, effective from March 2018,  that have an impact on people with disabilities with limited decision making capacity. This is an overview of what these changes are and how to work with them
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Thu 28th Jun, 201811:00am - 4:00pmQueen victoria Women's Centre
Victoria room Level 4
210 Lonsdale Street

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Event type:
ASC forum

Contact person:
Natasha Brake

Phone number:
(03) 9639 5807


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