Upcoming conference – Disability advocacy and the legal system

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Disability Advocacy and the Legal System: You Be The Judge

There is a new conference upcoming regarding disability issues. Full details are below.

When: 26 & 27 March 2012
Where: Melbourne Park Function Centre, Batman Ave, Melbourne
Register: Go online to: here

Topics to be covered:

” Why are people with disabilities so over-represented in our prisons?
” How do we make sure people with disabilities have a say in what happens to them?
” Are we living up to our responsibilities under international law in Victoria and Australia?
” What are the challenges and opportunities for us in a changing legal environment?

This conference will explore the major issues and challenges facing disability advocates at a time of profound change. Don’t miss our exciting speakers, including:

” Johnny Crescendo (UK/USA) – singer-songwriter, activist and founder of the Direct Action Network
” Cindy Johns and Michael Aldridge (NZ) – from New Zealand’s leading disability advocacy movement People First and its ground-breaking ‘Nothing about us without us’ campaign
” Ian Gray – Chief Magistrate of Victoria
” The Hon. Andrea Coote – Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Family and Community Services
” Sarah Barton – Award-winning documentary-maker, with her new film
Also Richard Coverdale (Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice), John Chesterman (Office of the Public Advocate), Anne Coghlan (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal), and more.

Who should attend?

Disability advocates, self advocates, people with disability, legal workers, government and non-government officers, community workers and allied health professionals.

For more information, visit the conference website

Download a flyer here

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Dale Reardon is a blind PhD student living in Hobart Tasmania, Australia. He is undertaking his PhD in discrimination law focusing on enforcement of discrimination laws and the adequacy of remedies provided.
Apart from studying for his PhD in discrimination law he helps people moving to Tasmania. If you have queries regarding relocating to Tasmania then please get in touch.


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