National conference to evaluate human rights in aged and disability sector - March 23-24

@JCU National conference to evaluate human rights in aged and disability sector - March 23-24

What:                   National Human Rights conference

Where:                 Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

When:                  23 - 24 March, 2017

Registration:      Two day conference tickets - $890  now available

Who should attend? Advocates, policy makers, CEOs and senior managers, academics and researchers working in the areas of aged care, disability and community law sectors.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • The recently appointed Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, AM MP
  • The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
  • Mr Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian Law Reform Commission
  • Ms Rae Lamb, Aged Care Complaints Commissioner. For more information on the speakers, click HERE.

For event details, registration and sponsorship enquiries, visit the conference website.

National conference to evaluate human rights in aged and disability sector

7 February, 2017 -As the aged care, disability and guardianship sectors undergo significant reform aimed at increasing client choice, one leading advocacy organisation is hosting an inugaural national conference that will bring together industry heavyweights to discuss the implications and opportunities.

ADA Australia’s national conference, themed Human Rights and Social Justice: Shifting Client Control, will be held from 23 to 24 March, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza on the Gold Coast.

Offering a world-class program featuring aged care, disability and guardianship leaders, the conference has been designed to inspire participants to consider their role in empowering a client cohort who have been historically disempowered.

ADA Australia CEO Geoff Rowe said the conference was the first of its kind for both the organisation, and Australia.

He said ongoing aged care reforms and the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) meant the expectations of those requiring support and assistance would increase significantly, compounding the need for services to be engaged and responsive to the new norm of client control.

“Now, more than ever, it is crucial that aged care providers, community groups, advocates, legal entities, and disability support workers have access to world-class education and ongoing support.

“ADA Australia is dedicated to educating people on their rights and responsibilities, so they are able to better advocate for themselves.”

“This conference will challenge delegates to take notice of the opportunity before us and consider their role in increasing human rights and social justice in the aged care and disability sectors,” he said.

Mr Rowe said the conference would explore a range of pressing issues, including human rights and diversity, elder abuse, human rights in action, ageism, and choice and control in Indigenous communities.

“We are thrilled to announce a lineup of high-calibre speakers, including the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, who will be participating in a live Q&A session on day one,” he said.

“We have also secured the Australian Law Reform Commissioner Professor Roslyn Croucher AM, who will be speaking about the Elder Abuse Inquiry, and the Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin, who will cover human rights in the disability space.

“We are delighted to also have the Honourable Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health addressing the conference on day two.”

The conference MC will be respected broadcaster Angela Catterns AM and will include networking and breakout sessions that will delve more deeply into topics of interest.

“Tickets are available now and - with limited seats - it’s advisable to secure a spot at what is already proving to be a conference not to miss.”

ADA Australia is also seeking expressions of interest from businesses interested in sponsoring the event. Interested parties should visit the conference page for more information.

For more information, click HERE.