Fixing NDIS
National Conference


3-4 September 2018
 

PROGRAM



Monday 3 September

Day One: What exactly do we want to fix?

8.30    Registration

9.15    Welcome and Opening Remarks

          Vern Hughes
Civil Society Australia

9.30   The Participant Experience of NDIS
           
          
Panel

          Michelle McGarrigle
          Jozica Kutin
          Melissa Tinney        

10.00  NDIS - An Overview of the Challenge

         
Hannah Solomons
         
Person with disability/Family member and NDIS applicant University of Technology Sydney

          Eleanor Malbon
          
University of NSW in partnership with Department of Social Services

          Ann Greer
          Parent and Community Connection QLD


11.00  Morning Tea

11.30  Concurrent Sessions

          Session 1A  Papers

          Participants' Plans: What is Wrong?

          Jozic Kutin
         
NDIS Participant and RMIT

          Freda Hui-Truscott
         
St Vincent de Paul Society/University of Wollongong

     
    Patrick Vasquez
         
Participant Supporter and Mentor

         
Session 1B  Workshop

          Our Family's Journey through NDIS

          Jayne Crouch
          Michelle McGarrigle

          Session 1C  Think Tank

          Vern Hughes
          Thinking Strategically about Reforming NDIS

12.45  Lunch

1.30    Concurrent Sessions

          Session 2A  Papers

          Lessons from the Experiences of Participants

          Megan Barr
         
Children and hearing loss in NDIS

          Garry Moran
          Deaf Services Queensland

          David Fletcher
         
Central Highlands Regional Council QLD

     
    Session 2B Workshop

          Practical Proposals for Doing Things Better

          Patrick Vasquez
         
Participant Supporter and Mentor

          Session 2C Think Tank

          Terry Ayton
          NDIS Governance and Culture

2.45    Afternoon Tea

3.15    Plenary  Our Agenda for Fixing NDIS

          Presentation of Recommendations
   

4.15    Our Agenda for Fixing NDIS


5.00   Close


Tuesday 4 September

Day Two: How exactly can we get it fixed?

8.30    Registration

9.15    Recap Our Agenda for Fixing NDIS

          Vern Hughes
Civil Society Australia

9.45    NDIS - Advocacy and Appeals

          Robyn Mills
         
Victorian Legal Aid VicDAN

          Leah Kateiva
   
      Rights Information and Advocacy Centre VIC

          Karen Casteel
          
Mackay Advocacy QLD


11.00  Morning Tea

11.30  Concurrent Sessions

         
Session 3A Workshop

          Recognition of families and carers: inclusion in NDIS

          Mary Laird
         
Parent and carer, Townsville QLD

          Evelyn Rogan
         
Parent and carer, Sydney NSW

          Michelle McGarrigle
         
Parent and carer, Moriac VIC
 

          Session 3B Workshop

          Small Providers, Regions and Specialist Services

          Raymond Gouck
          Omnicare Alliance NSW

          Hannah Franklin and Conor Mahady
         
WA Disabled Sports Association

          David Fletcher
         
Central Highlands Regional Council QLD         

          Session 3B
 Think Tank

          Strategic Directions for Reform of NDIS

         
Vern Hughes
         

        

12.45  Lunch

1.30    Concurrent Sessions

          Session 4A Workshop

          NDIS and mental health

          Katrina Hines
         
Inner Sydney Voice  NSW

  
          Sue Fowles
         
Eastern Suburbs  Vic 

          Session 4B  Workshop

          The NDIS 'Exclusions' What about us?

          Barbary Clarke
         
Polio survivors and NDIS

          Margaret Croyle
         
MND, degenerative illness and NDIS
 
         
Session 4C  Think Tank

          Terry Ayton
          The politics of NDIS reform

2.45    Afternoon Tea

3.15    Plenary  Strategy for Fixing NDIS

          Presentation of Recommendations
   
4.15   
Campaign to Reform NDIS

          Taking the Reform Process Forward

4.00   Close


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