Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference 2014
Champions of change

4 & 5 August @ Melbourne & Olympic Park Convention Centre

Viv Avery

Photo of Viv Avery, Lawyer, Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service Inc.

Lawyer, Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service Inc.

Viv’s legal expertise is in the areas of child protection, administrative law and disability rights. His work at Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service (a community legal centre) focuses on disability related legal and justice issues for people who have a disability, usually an intellectual disability. Viv also works in private legal practice.


Real change or short changed?

Monday 4th August, 2014: 1:30am - 2:30am

Hear from AED Legal Service and Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Services campaign leaders about how they achieved systemic change through grassroots advocacy. What strategies did they use? Did they achieve real change or find themselves short-changed? What would they do differently in future? The session canvases AED’s work to secure fair wage rates for people with an intellectual disability and Villamanta’s campaign against the fee hike for people living in community residential units.