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Public Consultation about the NDIS

The ACT Disability Reference Group would like to hear about your views and experiences of the NDIS. They are holding a consultation on 13th March 2018 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Nature Conservation House.

The ACT Legislative Assembly is conducting an inquiry into the implementation of the NDIS in Canberra. For more information or to make a submission,the below link will take you to the Legislative Assembly’s inquiry page. Submissions are due 30 March 2018.

The ACT Disability Reference Group (DRG) will also make a submission to this inquiry. To inform this submission, the DRG is consulting Canberrans to ask for your views about the NDIS.

To get involved:

• Drop-in to the face-to-face consultation on Tuesday 13 March at Nature Conversation House, Belconnen. ANY TIME between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (PLEASE ADVISE any participation support requirements to or phone 6207 1086 by 9 March).

• Phone in to the consultation on Tuesday 13 March between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on 0499 199 280.

• Post comments about your experiences of the NDIS on the InvolveCBR Facebook page or check-in to our Facebook event page on 13 March between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The DRG works to ensure the ACT Government is aware of issues affecting people with disability in the ACT, advising Government on ways the ACT can be a more inclusive community for all people with disability. DRG Members draw on personal or professional experience as people with disability, family members, carers, peer supporters, advocates or service providers to provide that advice.

For more information about the Disability Reference Group, see

Discussion about Violence against Women with a Disability

How can we confront the shocking statistics surrounding instances of violence and harassment against women with a disability?

Amanda Smith of ABC RN explores this question with Fiona May, CEO of ACT Disability Aged and Carer Advocacy Service and Sue Salthouse, a long time disability advocate, ambassador for Our Watch and chair of Women with Disabilities ACT.

Deputy CEO Sonia Di Mezza accepted the award on Fiona's behalf.

Deputy CEO Sonia Di Mezza accepted the award on Fiona's behalf.

ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards

Congratulations to our CEO Fiona May for winning the 2017 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards “Excellence in Championing Human Rights” award.

Fiona works so hard and is so passionate about upholding and promoting the rights of people with disabilities. She does fantastic work supporting the brilliant advocates who work for ADACAS. But I must mention our clients, the people with disabilities that we represent, they are completely inspirational. It is our honour and privilege to work with them. Thank you so much for this award”. -Sonia Di Mezza, Deputy CEO of ADACAS

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