Defending Participants Rights -Navigating the NDIS

Where does the NDIS fitwithin the Australian legal landscape? And how does an advocate/ participant recognise and navigate avaible legal remedies?

Thisforum will explore participant rights in the NDIS context and unpack the Interface between NDIS and other areas of law including:

  • Consumer and contract laws – what are participant’s rights and remedies
  • Guardianship laws – when should a substituted decision maker be appointed? Who can authorise what?
  • Untangling the complaints process – who do you complain to, when and why
  • Is there a solution to “thin markets” what to do ?

This forum is associated with the Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019. The agenda is available on the donference website.

About VicDAN

The Victorian Disability Advocacy Network (VicDAN) is a network comprised of non-legal independent disability advocacy organisations and legal service providers, that formed on commencement of the Barwon Region launch of the NDIS.

The main aim of the network is to assist independent disability advocates and legal service providers to work effectively in supporting Victorians with disability to access the NDIS. Activities include raising awareness with the NDIS about instances where participants in the scheme may not have their voice heard and ensure they receive effective representation to work through issues.

VICDAN members meet regularly to exchange information and ideas and discuss ways of combining resources.

Flyer / More information (offsite)


Tue 3rd Sep, 20191:30 - 4:30pmNAB The Hall, Level 3, 700 Bourke Street

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Victorian Disability Advocacy Network (VicDAN)

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