The 2023 Strengthening Disability advocacy Conference is returning after a three year hiatus! It’s our first in person event since COVID so we look forward to welcoming you in real life. Planning is still underway so stay tuned for more details about the program and speakers. This year the conference will focus on how Victoria is going with embedding human rights to affect full inclusion for people with disability. the theme is ‘Other lifeboats in the ocean’.
Date: Monday 4th September 2023
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Where: NAB, The Hall, 700 Bourke Street Docklands.
Format: In Person
Tickets are FREE but spaces are limited. Get in quick so you don’t miss out.
We’ve all heard Minister Bill Shorten say that the NDIS was never meant to be the only lifeboat in the ocean. He said in an
AFR article in April 2023 “States need to honour their commitment to their citizens with disability and provide them with high-quality, inclusive healthcare, education, transport, housing, justice, as it’s their responsibility.”
Has Victoria responded to the challenge? What is happening to make inclusion and access a priority? How can we work together to make a truly Inclusive Victoria that we all want to see?
People with disability have the right to be contributing members of their communities and provided with reasonable adjustments to effect equal opportunity in any area of life they choose. However choice and control remains a distant dream for too many people with disability as they continue to confront barrier after barrier. The high demand for advocacy suggests that people with disability continue to be denied access to adequate health services, a meaningful education, fairness in the justice system and housing and transport that promote independence and wellbeing.
At the 2023 Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference we will look at what lifeboats are afloat for Victorians with disability and showcase what’s going on at the grassroots to make inclusion real.