Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2016
Putting rights centre stage

Friday 2 September @ NAB, The Hall, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands

Lauren Henley

Photo of Lauren Henley, Independent Trainer/Consultant - Disability access and inclusion

Independent Trainer/Consultant - Disability access and inclusion

Lauren was launched into the world of disability after losing her sight in a car accident in 2006. Since this time she has gone on to hold several roles in the disability sector, including National Policy Officer for Blind Citizens Australia and Advisor to the Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

In 2014, Lauren was selected to represent Australia at the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations. She is currently working in the role of Education and Training Coordinator at the Australian Human Rights Commission where she designs and delivers training on a range of human rights issues, but continues to take a keen interest in matters relating to disability.




Spotlight: When rights go wrong

Friday 2nd September, 2016: 3:30am - 4:30am

How can we protect the most vulnerable from abuse and neglect? Is the time we are spending on getting quality assurance processes right at the expense of the needs and human rights of people with disability? The panellists drew on the recent glut of inquiries, reviews and investigations to discuss the role of advocacy in … Continued