Democratising Disability... Taking Control

The United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognises the importance for persons with disabilities to have the freedom to make their own choices, and be actively involved in decision-making processes about policies and programs.

The session will explore barriers in taking control regardless of ability or location, and mechanisms to facilitate democracy in the disability sector and community.

The session includes key note speakers who will describe their journey to making decisions, taking control and the barriers they have faced.

Join us for a panel discussion on “Democratising Disability – Taking Control”. How do you do it? What are the barriers? What will it look like in the future? These are just a few of the questions that will be raised during the session.

The discussion will be led by,

  • His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia.
  • Jocelyn Neumueller, Olympian and gold medal paracanoeist at the Australian and Oceania Championships.
  • Maurice Corcoran AM, Manager of the South Australian Community
    Visitor Scheme.
  • Tamara Tomic, Chief Executive of the LSA.
  • Peter Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of PQSA.
  • Nahtanha Davey, Chief Executive Officer of Brain Injury SA.
  • Anne Gale, the South Australian Public Advocate.

More speakers to be announced soon.

Dr Niki Vincent, South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, is the master of ceremonies.

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This event is part of Open State: 28 September to 08 October 2017.


Events Details


Future Democracy.

Thursday, 05 October 2017.

2:30pm registration for a 3:00pm start to 4:30pm close.
(afternoon tea included).

Open State Dome in Victoria Square.

Free/ Complimentary.

Special Conditions
The Open State Dome is wheelchair accessible with ramps, but be aware that people will have to cross grass to get there. A disabled toilet will be positioned nearby.

We will make every effort to ensure this event is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions, or require any additional adjustments in order to access/attend this event, please click here to be in contact.

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