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Breaking Down Barriers: Disability and Equality Before the Law
Wed. 17 May 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST
Many people with disability face multiple complex barriers to accessing the justice system. At this
innovative and informative forum, learn to empower your clients and hear from some of the leading
experts in disability support services, legal services, the judiciary, social work and more.
After a successful event in 2016, Breaking down Barriers has returned with a focus on violence
against women with disability, discrimination, capacity and accessible communication.
Hear from esteemed speakers including Jen Hargraves, Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV);
Julie Phillips, Manager of Disability Discrimination Legal Service (DDLS); Colin Hiscoe, Reinforce
Self Advocacy Group; in addition to Jane Rosengrave, disability and indigenous rights activist.
This forum will provide a fantastic networking opportunity and education about how to improve
access to justice for people with disability.
Cost: General Admission $20.00 – bookings essential
(If this cost is a barrier to participation, please contact the event organisers to discuss).
Please indicate any access and/or dietary requirements by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For any other enquiries please contact St Kilda Legal Service at 8598 6630 or the City of
Stonnington on 8290 1192.