Program

 

Welcome to country - 9.00 am
Welcome

Master of Ceremonies

Geraldine Doogue

Opening (RTF, 49 KB)

Minister Coralee O’Rourke MP, will explore the opportunities and challenges for Queensland at this time of transformational change - how we make the most of Queensland's uniqueness and capitalise on the momentum from the NDIS.

read the transcript Opening (RTF, 49 KB)

The ripple effect (RTF, 76 KB)

Mark McCrindle, a leading social researcher will talk about ‘the ripple effect’ - the far-reaching effects on society, as people with disability have more choice and control over how they live their lives.

Mark will take learnings from other major social reforms and explore the potential impacts of the NDIS.

read the transcript The ripple effect (RTF, 76 KB)

Morning Tea

My NDIS story (RTF, 62 KB)

NDIS participants, Tina Gulino and Rachael Emerson, share their story of how the NDIS has created opportunities for them, their families and their community.

Tina, an NDIS participant from the trial site in Barwon reflects on the changes in her life, from one of survival to one of excitement, new challenges and possibilities.

Rachael, from Queensland’s early launch in Townsville, shares her experience of transitioning her young daughter to the NDIS and how she prepared.

read the transcript My NDIS story (RTF, 62 KB)

Opportunities in our backyard (RTF, 74 KB)

A panel will explore opportunities that the NDIS will create in our own backyard – opportunities for Queenslanders, our communities, our businesses, our workforce and our economy. Members of the panel are:

Tina Gulino – NDIS participant from the Barwon trial site

Paul Calcott – aboriginal artist and Program Manager, Murri Disability Advisory Network (DAN)

Paul Breen – founder and Director of the construction industry’s Productivity Bootcamp

Belinda Drew - CEO of the Community Services Industry Alliance

read the transcript Opportunities in our backyard (RTF, 74 KB)

Lunch

Concurrent sessions
NDIS – surviving and thriving – learnings from a provider in an NDIS trial site (RTF, 75 KB)

Libby Mears, a provider in the NDIS Barwon trial site, shares her experience of surviving change and building a business to respond to the changing landscape and the changing needs of each of its clients

read the transcript NDIS – surviving and thriving – learnings from a provider in an NDIS trial site (RTF, 75 KB)

honouring Queensland’s diversity (RTF, 88 KB)

We hear stories of inclusive communities. Shahram Jazan, will share his personal story of perserverance to complete his study and secure employment and Joel Johnston, Head of Diversity and Pathways, Queensland Rugby will talk about the importance of grassroots inclusion through sport

read the transcript honouring Queensland’s diversity (RTF, 88 KB)

employing your workers – choosing your level of control (RTF, 62 KB)

In this session we hear from Kim Pose and her experiences of engaging and managing workers.  Maria Wiltshire and Fiona Kennedy from Bespoke Lifestyles provide practial tips for people who choose to employ their own workers

read the transcript employing your workers – choosing your level of control (RTF, 62 KB)

preparing tomorrow’s workforce for the NDIS (RTF, 84 KB)

Belinda Drew, CEO of Community Services Industry Alliance, leads a session that looks at how Queensland will prepare its disability workforce for the future.  We learn about the forecast NDIS jobs growth in each region, the key areas for workforce development, and the strategies that WorkAbility Queensland will employ to support our future workforce

read the transcript preparing tomorrow’s workforce for the NDIS (RTF, 84 KB)

‘the glue’ – the importance of connection and natural relationships (RTF, 103 KB)

Bronwyn Moloney, development worker at Kalpana and Kalpana resident Mark Scassola explore the importance of connection and natural relationships.  Anita Speed shares how she has supported her son Dale to have a fulfilling and meaningful life in his community

read the transcript ‘the glue’ – the importance of connection and natural relationships (RTF, 103 KB)

innovation in service design and delivery (RTF, 75 KB)

Julie-ann Lambourne, CEO of Cairns-based not-for-profit enVizion showcases their use of virtual reality technologies and multi media that inspires users to imagine a career in construction, mining, agriculture, health or aquaponics.  She also shares the outcomes from a project that involves environmental healing, therapeutic delivery and learning on country in Cairns and surrounding areas, to support people diagnosed with mental health concerns

read the transcript innovation in service design and delivery (RTF, 75 KB)

Afternoon tea

Concurrent sessions
the power of purposeful collaboration (RTF, 70 KB)

This session explores the power of partnerships.  Barry Hughes, from the Gulf Cattlemans Association and Peta O’Neill, service coordinator at Partners in Recovery Cairns, will showcase the Mustering Wellness in the Bush grassroots campaign looking after the mental health of graziers.  Linda Sexton from Mutkin Aged Care, Chrissy Warren, Disability Services’ local area coordinator and Janelle Menzies from Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council will talk about a community partnership that shows what is possible from collaboration

read the transcript the power of purposeful collaboration (RTF, 70 KB)

honouring our Indigenous culture and communities (RTF, 79 KB)

This session explores models of community inclusion for Indigenous people. Charles Adams, Manager Men & Male Youth Health, Wuchopperen Health Services, shares his expertise in delivering community-driven health and well-being services for Aboriginal people. Ethel Charlie and her brother Solomon Charlie from Darnley Island in the Torres Strait share how Ethel has, through her love of art, connected with her community and with artists, like Diann Lui, who have helped her grow in confidence, develop her communication skills and produce artworks that are sought after nationally and internationally

read the transcript honouring our Indigenous culture and communities (RTF, 79 KB)

stories of employment for people with disability (RTF, 108 KB)

Angelica Mafey-Stumpe, a young lady from Port Douglas, shares her story of employment in the tourism industry how she got work and what she loves about it.  Dale Speed shares his experiences of being self employed and working at a large fast food outlet.  Simon Wright, General Manager of Disability Support Services at Help Enterprises explores options or employment for people with disability and how work can change lives

read the transcript stories of employment for people with disability (RTF, 108 KB)

shifting to a commercial world - new models to help your business grow (RTF, 67 KB)

Shari Lawrence, Associate Director, Impact Investing at Social Ventures Australia helps us understand how organisations can adjust to the NDIS.  Shari shares examples of models for service delivery, financing options and other initiatives that generate an income, allowing organisations to grow and continue to deliver quality services

read the transcript shifting to a commercial world - new models to help your business grow (RTF, 67 KB)

leading my own life and driving change and connection in my community (RTF, 78 KB)

Matt McCracken is a leader of his own life and he shares his passion for driving change in his community.  Anthony Cini, a Disability Services’ local area coordinator, talks about the importance and outcomes from building community connections or people with disability, and how this will continue to be important as we move to the NDIS

read the transcript leading my own life and driving change and connection in my community (RTF, 78 KB)

the many faces of the housing conversation (RTF, 68 KB)

Speakers bring different perspectives to the housing conversation. Gary Matthews shares his perspective on the needs and hopes for housing for people with disability, and Wim van den Herik, from Decision-easy, explores different options that give people greater choice to stay in their own home.  We learn how smart assistive technology has given Patrick Horton and his wife Eleanor greater independence

read the transcript the many faces of the housing conversation (RTF, 68 KB)

 
Transition to the NDIS (RTF, 58 KB)

Tony Hayes, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, and Ian Maynard, Deputy CEO Operations with the National Disability Insurance Agency, discuss Queensland’s transition to the NDIS – what do we know, where are we up to and what’s next

read the transcript Transition to the NDIS (RTF, 58 KB)

What’s possible in your backyard?

Juliette Wright is the founder and creator of GIVIT, a free online portal that connects people who have goods to donate to people in the community who need them most. Juliette inspires and challenges delegates to identify what is important to them in their backyard, to preserve it or to be the change they want to see in their community

Summary and close - 5.00 pm (RTF, 41 KB)

Editor note

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