Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference 2014
Champions of change

4 & 5 August @ Melbourne & Olympic Park Convention Centre

Julie Phillips

Photo of Julie Phillips, Manager, Disability discrimination Legal Service

Manager, Disability discrimination Legal Service

Julie Phillips has been working in the disability sector for over 20 years. As a Community Worker for the Victorian Deaf Society, Julie began advocating for members of the Deaf Community and supporting their rights to equal access in 1989 and continues that involvement to date. Currently, Julie is Manager of the Disability Discrimination Legal Service, and a Disability Advocate who specialises in using human rights legislation to assist people with disabilities gain their rights.


Justice system: Double whammy

Tuesday 5th August, 2014: 1:30am - 2:30am

People with disabilities are more likely than other Victorians to be in prison and to be victims of crime. How can we turn the recommendations from recent justice inquiries into positive action? How can we influence government policy and put an end to this shameful situation? Julie Phillips from the Disability Discrimination Legal Service (DDLS) discusses why the problems continue when we know what the answers are.