Defending Participants Rights -Navigating the NDIS


Date and time: Tue 3rd Sep, 2019, 1:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: NAB The Hall, Level 3, 700 Bourke Street Docklands

Where does the NDIS fitwithin the Australian legal landscape? And how does an advocate/ participant recognise and navigate avaible legal remedies? Thisforum will explore participant rights in the NDIS context and unpack the Interface between NDIS and other areas of law including: Consumer and contract laws – what are participant’s rights and remedies Guardianship laws … Continued

Stonnington’s Carers Forum 2019


Date and time: Thu 5th Sep, 2019, 10am - 1pm

Venue: Malvern Town Hall Corner High Street and Glenferrie Road, (enter via Glenferrie Road) Malvern

Cost: Free but RSVP essential

Caring for someone can be complex, challenging and even stressful at times. If you’re a carer for someone close to you, join us at the Stonnington Carers Forum. This interactive session will provide encouragement and support for those caring for an older person, a person with a complex mental health issue or disability of any … Continued

Fostering and Developing Friendship


Date and time: Fri 6th Sep, 2019, 9:30am - 3:00pm

Venue: Docklands - Library

Cost: See registration information for details

Friendships are one of the most important things in our lives.  Research has shown that relationships make a big difference to our wellbeing, safety, learning and health.  Although meaningful connection is a problem for many people in society today, people who have a disability and/or other needs are at greater risk of isolation, loneliness and … Continued

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Melbourne Public Hearings


Date and time: Mon 9th Sep, 2019 - Mon 14th Oct, 2019,

Venue: TBC

At hearings the Royal Commission will hear from people identified by Counsel Assisting to appear as a witness and give evidence. People who are expected to appear as witnesses will be contacted by the Royal Commission in advance of the relevant hearing.

Queer & Trans Inclusion Training for Disability Communities


Date and time: Wed 25th Sep, 2019 - Sat 5th Oct, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Venue: 100 Drummond Street Carlton

Cost: See registration information for details

Are you disabled? Do you work or volunteer with disabled people? Do you want to learn about queer and trans rights and how to create an inclusive and welcoming space for queer and trans people? This workshop is for you! Two queer disabled presenters will talk about being queer, trans, and disabled, language, what inclusive … Continued