Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2017

Getting into gear for the NDIS journey

This conference is for anyone who is interested in strengthening and upholding the rights of people with disability.

The NDIS trials are done and we’re now transitioning, region by region, to full roll out across Australia to be completed by 2020. The changes since trial are significant – Planners have been outsourced, the Quality and Safeguards Framework has been introduced and the External Merits Review has been replaced by the NDIS Appeals process.

Advocates are now shifting gear, turning their focus from the euphoric nationwide campaign that got the scheme established, back to assisting people to navigate this new landscape where the signposts are not always clear.

Getting into gear for the NDIS journey will feature a keynote address and facilitated panel discussions looking back on the journey so far, how well the principles of choice and control are being embedded in NDIS policy and processes and what road blocks to avoid on the road ahead.

We’re revved up and ready to go!

Defiant Lives

This pre-conference screening of Defiant Lives introduces the world to the most impressive activists you’ve never heard of and tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia.

Featuring exclusive interviews with elders (some now deceased) who’ve led the movement over the past five decades, the film weaves together never-before-seen archival footage with the often-confronting personal stories of disabled men and women as they moved from being warehoused in institutions to fighting for independence and control over their lives.

Join Sarah Barton, Film Director for a Q&A after the show.

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Thu 14th Sep, 201710:30am - 12:30pmNAB The Hall
700 Bourke Street
Fri 15th Sep, 20179:30am - 5:00pmNAB The Hall
700 Bourke Street

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Contact person:
Natasha Brake

Phone number:
(03) 9639 5807


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