Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference 2014
Champions of change

4 & 5 August @ Melbourne & Olympic Park Convention Centre

Robert Pask

Photo of Robert Pask, Safe Futures Foundation

Safe Futures Foundation

In his advocacy career, Robert has played a key role in promoting a policy focus on job retention for people with chronic illness and disability. In addition to this formal advocacy, he has personally supported people with disability to stay in work through the provision of peer support, advice and referrals.

Through his voluntary involvement with boards including the Chronic Illness Alliance and the Consumer Health Forum, he has brought the growing cost of healthcare for people with chronic illness using pharmaceuticals and other health programs, into focus.

In 2013 Robert was the recipient of the national disability award for “Excellence in Advocacy and Rights Promotion Award” and the Huntington’s Victoria Advocacy Award.


Working for change

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

This session examines the issues that make it difficult for people with a disability to access employment. Geoff Crawford, the Operations Manager at Australians for Disability and Diversity Employment (ADDE), asks the panelists, who all have the lived experience of disability, to expand on what can be done to address legal and attitudinal barriers to greater employment participation.