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6th Annual National Disability Summit 2015 - VIC

Disability reform is an extremely high-profile national issue with the NDIS expanding from its initial trial sites to additional sites in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT. Now in it's sixth year, the National Disability Summit will offer updates and discussion around the trial sites to review how the rollouts are faring. In addition, it will bring together policy makers, researchers, consumers and advocacy groups to assess the transitional considerations for service providers and access issues for specific minority population groups.

Key themes for discussion include:

  • The NDIS a year on: Successes, leanings and forthcoming challenges
  • Remaining Competitive in a Growing Market: Understanding Key Cost Components for Effective Transition
  • Strategizing and Marketing your Business under the New Scheme
  • Supporting Clients with Insight and Decision-Making Capacity
  • Strengthening Family & Carer Support •Integrating Mental Health into Disability reform: Getting the Architecture Right
  • Overcoming Barriers to Meaningful Participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with Disabilities

NEW topics for 2015 include:

  • Insights into the Consumers Perspective on Disability Service Delivery
  • Rolling out the NDIS in Rural and Remote Areas: Obtaining Equitable Access 
  • Improving Care Received at the Interface between Health and Disability 
  • Disability, Housing and Homelessness
  • Employment Services & Options
  • Assessing the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) in relation to Disability Reform 
  • Developing Nationally-Consistent Quality and Safeguards   

Speakers include:

  • Stephanie Gunn, Barwon (Victoria) Trial Site Manager, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
  • Sue Ham, Tasmania and Northern Territory Trial Site Manager, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
  • Professor Emeritus Ron McCallum, University of Sydney
  • Toby oConnor, CEO, St Laurence Community Services Inc
  • David Meldrum, Executive Director, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
  • Dr John Chesterman, Manager of Policy and Education, Office of the Public Advocate
  • Damian Griffis, Executive Officer,  First Peoples Disability Network

For more information, contact


Wed 18 Mar 2015 9:00 AM - Thu 19 Mar 2015 5:00 PM


Sheration Hotel, Melbourne


2 Day Conference - Passes are available at the conference for CONCESSION CARD HOLDERS at $50 + GST = $55


Phone 02 9080 4307 or 02 9080 4307

Created 13th January 2015

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