2012 Melbourne


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Speaker Presentations


  • Prime Time – The UK Experience

    Martin Davies – CEO, Pluss (UK)

  • Not For Profit Reform

    Susan Pascoe AM, Interim Commissioner and Head of ACNC Implementation Taskforce

  • Disability Service Standards and the Deed: Finding synergies

    Jennifer Engels, Diversity Consultant

  • Changing Attitudes towards Disability: What works

    Dr Karen Fisher Associate Professor, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales

  • Discretion, Determination and Deference: Lessons learned managing a successful Disability Employment Service

    Margie Gadd, Principal, Barini Consulting

    Bevan Burkin, Policy Officer, Disability Employment Australia

  • Woolworths: Better employment outcomes through stronger linkages

    Karryn Clark, Disability Employment Liaison Officer, Woolworths Ltd

    Lucy Macali, Manager, National Disability Recruitment Coordinator(NDRC), WorkFocus Australia

  • Attaining personal quality of life and work – CQL’s Personal Outcome Measures®

    Julia Wolfson, Founder and Principal, Turning Forward

  • Disability Recruitment: Attitudes and findings from regional employers

    Dr Elizabeth Hemphill, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, University of South Australia

  • From the Inside Out: APS and DES partnerships in action

    John Norton, Director of Disability Employment, Workforce Participation Group

  • A New Approach: Embedding disability studies in university HR management courses

    Sharon Kerr, Manager, Macquarie University Accessibility Services (MQAS)

  • A New World Order for DES: Where customer choice and market forces rule

    Michael Goldsworthy, Principal Consultant, Australian Strategic Services Pty Ltd

  • PHaMs: New employment focussed opportunities

    Ian Boyson, Section Manager for Targeted Community Care and Implementation , Mental Health Branch FaHCSIA

    Keith Mahar, Peer Support Worker, Woden Community Service

  • Assistive Technology and the iPad: Job Access success stories

    Sue Werner, Employment Services Coordinator, Sydney Employment Development Service (SEDS)

  • Mindful Employer: How workplace mental illness training provides effective outcomes

    Charmaine Smith, Manager, Mindful Employer Program, SANE

  • Principle-based approach to running a DES

    Con Kittos, Consultant, PublicCo

  • Co-located Services: Integrating Allied Health and DES

    Laura Collister, General Manager Rehabilitation Services, Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria

    Tracey Swadling, Regional Manager, East North West, Employment and RTO, Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria

  • Transitioning Young Adults with Down Syndrome: A longitudinal analysis

    Kitty-Rose Foley, PhD Candidate / Occupational Therapist, Telethon Institute Child Health Research


  • Rock Bottom and Black

    Heath Black, Former AFL Footballer, Mental Health Advocate

  • NDIS Expert Working Parties: Where should open employment fit?

    Bruce Bonyhady AM, Co-Chair, Quality Safeguards and Standards, NDIS Advisory Group

  • Listen to Me

    Fiona Given, Policy Officer, NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre

    Paul Tesoriero, Training Manager, Organisational Learning Australia

    Dr George Taleporos, Manager, Youth Disability Advocacy Service

    Jarrod Marrinon, Project Worker, Youth Disability Advocacy Service

  • Engaging Online: The business case for going social

    Dr Crispin Butteriss, Director, Bang the Table

  • Churchill Fellowship: Research into career advisory services for students with disability in the UK

    Mark Glascodine, Churchill Fellow, Consultant, Bravo Consulting Group

  • Department of Human Services and DES: Service Delivery Improvements for our Shared Customers

    Colin Bridge – General Manager, Disability Carers and Older Australians, Department of Human Services

  • Remote Jobs and Communities Program

    Ingrid Kemp, Branch Manager, Remote Services Implementation Branch, DEEWR

  • Unchartered Territory: DES and the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

    Tom Budgen, President, National NEIS Association Inc.

  • Examining Trends: University access and attainment for people with disability

    Matthew Brett, Manager, Higher Education Policy, Latrobe University

  • An Update from DEEWR

    Fiona Buffinton, Group Manager, Specialist Employment Services, DEEWR

  • Introducing the First Peoples Disability Network (Australia)

    Gayle Rankine, Chairperson, First Peoples Disability Network (Australia)

  • Innovation or Unfair Advantage?  Social enterprise jobs and DES

    Lisa Fowkes, Consultant working in workforce participation policy and NFP management

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