Advocacy Sector Conversation Forum – September 2014

This is the third in the Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series that aims to support disability advocates to regularly get together and discuss matters which directly impact on their work, as well as to provide informal time to network. It was held at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre on Tuesday 2 September 2014.


Photo: Advocavy Sector Conversation Forum at Victoria Room

Session 1: Safeguarding the rights of people with disability

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is providing advocacy support for people affected by the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Matthew Bowden, Co-CEO of PWDA explains how Victorians with a disability can be supported to participate in the Royal Commission processes. Resources from this session include:


Session 2: Developing Disability Advocacy

Kenton Miller, Education Consultant at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, and Trevor Carroll, Executive Officer of Disability Justice Advocacy deliver a presentation on making representative complaints.

Resources from this session include:


Session 3: Building partnerships

On 12 June Deaf Victoria released their report An inquiry into access to Auslan interpreters in Victorian hospitals. Melissa Lowrie, Executive Officer of Deaf Victoria, provides an overview of the issues facing Deaf people when using hospital services. She outlines the recommendations stated in the report. Resources from this session include:


Session 4: Q&A with Office for Disability

An open forum to allow people to raise any issues of concern with representatives from the Office for Disability.

Audio Podcast:

Tuesday 2nd September, 2014

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