First Annual Disability Legal and Regulatory Conference
27 and 28 October 2016
Australia’s disability sector is experiencing a massive change, with the coming roll-out of the NDIS and the Senate Inquiry into institutional abuse. At the same time, community awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities is leading to very significant changes to policy and regulation in the field.
It is vital now, more than ever, for disability service providers and legal practitioners to be across the ever-shifting landscape. The conference examines the myriad of legal and regulatory issues facing the sector, including the role of the NDIS, community participation, discrimination and estate planning issues.
Overview of the Legal Framework of the National Disability Insurance Scheme - Andrew Ford, Operations Manager, NDIA, Melbourne
Not for Profit Organisations in a NDIS Landscape - Joseph Connellan, Director, MC Two, Melbourne
Support Services and Entitlements for People with Disabilities - Alistair Macpherson, Director, Corney & Lind, Brisbane
Human Rights and People with Disabilities - Therese Sands, Co-Chief Executive Officer, People With Disability, and Director, Disabled People’s Organisation Australia, Sydney
Housing for People with a Disability: Potential or Pipe Dream? - Speaker: Michael Bleasdale, Chief Executive Officer, Home Modifications Australia (MOD.A), Sydney
Dealing With Institutional Abuse – Rights of People with Disabilities and Responses to Abuse - Emma Turner, Special Counsel, Russell Kennedy, Melbourne
Disability and Discrimination: Breaking the Barriers to Community Participation - Ben Fogarty, Barrister, Denman Chambers, Sydney
Disability at Work – Legal Obligations with Practical Outcomes - Magda Marciniak, Special Counsel, Justitia, Melbourne
Employment Law Issues for Disability Service Providers: Know Your Achilles’ Heel - Stephen Booth, Principal, Coleman Greig Lawyers, Sydney
Estate Planning for Beneficiaries With Disabilities - Allan Swan, Director, Estate Planning Equation, Melbourne
Guardianship and Decision Making - Ethical and Legal Dilemmas Involving People with Intellectual Disabilities - Brian Herd, Partner, CRH Law, Brisbane
Tax and Disability – Concessions, Exemptions and Entitlement - Nathan Yii, Principal, Nathan Yii Lawyers, Melbourne
This publication is available in paper and electronic versions. If you buy the electronic version, we will email you the papers in pdf format. In addition, you will be able to download pdf copies of the papers from our website by using a userid and password for a period of 30 days after purchase.