Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019
Advocacy under pressure

Monday 2 September | NAB The Hall, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands

Gerard Brody

Photo of Gerard Brody, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Action Law Centre

Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Action Law Centre

Gerard is CEO of the Consumer Action Law Centre, an independent, not-for-profit consumer organisation based in Melbourne. Consumer Action provides financial counselling, legal advice and representation to support vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians, and draws on its direct knowledge of the consumer experience in modern markets to pursue consumer interest campaigns and policy reform at both state and national levels.

Gerard is also the Chair of Consumers’ Federation of Australia, the peak body for consumer organisations in Australia, representing a diverse range of consumer groups, including most national consumer organisations.

Session

It’s a royal to-do: What can we expect?

Monday 2nd September, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:50pm

The long awaited Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disability is about to kick off. How do disability advocates best support their clients to feel safe in sharing their stories? What have past Royal Commissions taught us about this process?