2016 Victorian Annual Members' Meeting
2016 Victoria Annual Members’ Meeting
NDS Members only
The 2016 Annual NDS Victorian Members’ Meeting will be held on 15 December 2016.
NDS has partnered with Russell Kennedy, Lawyers, to deliver an exclusive, member-only event to recognise our sector’s achievements in 2016 and explore issues for the sector as we transition to the NDIS.
Hear from the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Alistair McEwin
NDS is honoured to have the recently appointed Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin, as our keynote speaker for this event. Commissioner McEwin will offer his insights about the work of the Commission and the issues he is seeing and addressing during the early months of his time in the role.
Explore the human rights of people with disability in an NDIS world with Russell Kennedy, Lawyers
Special Counsel, Emma Turner from our event sponsor, Russell Kennedy Lawyers, will also be speaking and the Meeting about legal considerations for ensuring human rights are respected and protected under the NDIS Act, and the interplay between the NDIS and the Victorian Disability Act and Charter of Human Rights. They will also be on hand throughout the event to discuss other legal issues members may wish to raise.
So join us on 15 December for a great discussion, drinks and canapes.
Location: Russell Kennedy Lawyers, Level 12, 469 La Trobe St, Melbourne
Date: Thursday, 15 December 2016
Time: 3.20pm to 5.30pm
Please register for the event: online
Please note: Refreshments will be provided throughout the event. Please contact us with any dietary requirements.The building is wheelchair accessible and Auslan interpreters will be present. Please contact NDS with any additional event access requests.
More about Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Alistair McEwin
Alastair McEwin is Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner and brings to the position extensive personal and professional experience of disability. He commenced in the role on 29 July 2016.
Alastair’s educational background is in arts, law and business administration. He has previously been the Executive Director of Community Legal Centres NSW, the peak body for Community Legal Centres in NSW. Other past roles have included CEO of People with Disability Australia and Manager of the Australian Centre for Disability Law.
Alastair spent 5 years as the President of the Deaf Society of NSW. From late 2015 to mid-2016, he was also the Chairperson of the Disability Council NSW - the official advisory board to the NSW Government on disability issues. Alastair has served Chairperson of Australian Theatre of the Deaf and coordinator of the World Federation of the Deaf Expert Group on Human Rights. He was also an adjunct lecturer for the Masters of Community Management degree at the University of Technology Sydney.