2016 Melbourne


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Wednesday 10 August 2016 – Day One

  • Competition Policy Review

    Professor Ian Harper
    Senior Advisor,
    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
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  • Panel: Disability Employment in a Time of Marketisation

    Dr Donna McDonald
    Senior Research Fellow,
    Griffith University | Menzies Health Institute Queensland
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    Stephanie Gotlib
    Children and Young People with Disability Australia
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  • What behavioural science has to say about a person-centred approach

    Darren Coppin
    Chief Executive & Head of Research,
    Esher House
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Concurrent Sessions

  • Transforming data into information: Using ABS data to provide a rich source of evidence-based information about disability, employment, and the experience of discrimination

    Theresa Negrello
    Assistant Director ,
    Australian Bureau of Statistics, Disability, Ageing and Carers Branch
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  • Ongoing Support: Whatever it takes?

    Rick Kane
    Disability Employment Australia
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  • Employment – Circles of Support

    Tanya Bytschkow
    Project Officer,
    Disability Advocacy and Information Services

    Meg Pargeter
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  • The Diversity Field Officer (DFO) Project

    Kevin Murfitt
    Lecturer in Disability & Inclusion,
    Deakin University

    Victoria Strachan
    Diversity Field Officer
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  • A future beyond the wall – Improving post-release employment outcomes for people leaving prison

    Jenny Crosbie (on behalf of Professor Joe Graffam)
    Research Fellow,
    Deakin University
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  • Mental Health and the NDIS

    Frank Quinlan
    Mental Health Australia
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  • The revolutionary impact of mobile online communications on workplace behaviours and culture

    Dr Felicity (Flis) Lawrence
    PhD in educational organisation social psychology,
    Stop Workplace Cyberbullying Pty. Ltd.
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Thursday 11 August 2016 – Day Two

  • Australia’s Labour Market: Quality v. Quantity

    Dr Jim Stanford
    Economist and Director ,
    Centre for Future Work, The Australia Institute
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  • Rabbit in the headlights – NDIS lessons for the disability employment sector

    Roland Naufal
    Disability Services Consulting
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Concurrent Sessions

  • Willing to Work: Addressing Employment Discrimination against Australians with Disability

    Marlene Krasovitsky
    Director, Willing to Work National Inquiry,
    Australian Human Rights Commission
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  • DES Update

    Peter Broadhead
    DES Branch Manager,
    Department of Social Services
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  • Open Workforce; facilitating mainstream, paid employment to jobseekers with disability not eligible for or suited to DES

    Nicole Cox
    Service Coordinator,
    My Place Foundation

    Mim Kuipers
    Employment Broker,
    Open Workforce/ Forrest Personnel
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  • School Leaver Employment Supports

    Peter De Natris
    Strategic Advisor,
    National Disability Insurance Agency

    Joanna Battersby
    Director – Scheme Practice Approaches,
    National Disability Insurance Agency
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  • JobVoice: An online portal for jobseeker feedback

    Ben Zika
    Social Security Rights Victoria
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  • Workplace Experiences of Australian Women with High Autistic Traits (HATs)

    Susan M Hayward
    PhD Candidate,
    The University of Melbourne
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  • Finding meaningful pathways to employment

    Judy Buckingham
    Yooralla College
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  • A New Culture. A New Perspective. How an innovative model for international volunteering built the personal and professional skills of women with disabilities from Australia and Fiji

    Alexandra Kay
    Disability Development Officer,
    Scope Global

    Caroline Conlon
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