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St Laurence: Experience Life
The NDIS One Year On

Lessons learned, emerging trends and
expectations moving forward


11 and 12 August, 2014
Costa Hall, Deakin University, Geelong

Geelong Waterfront

The NDIS is Australia's biggest social reform since Medicare was introduced in 1975. This conference will provide a forum for key stakeholders to be involved in robust discussion and for delegates to gain valuable leanings from the different implementation approaches taken across the trial sites.

If your organisation will be impacted by the future NDIS rollout or it is thinking of offering services to NDIS consumers in the future you cannot miss this conference.

Presentation and panel discussions focussing on Lessons learned, emerging trends and expectations moving forward will include the following themes:

  • The Beginning of Something Life Changing
  • Annual Report Card - Consumers, policy makers and providers
  • Consumer Choice and Control
  • NDIS Readiness - Lessons to prepare for the future rollout
  • The Road Ahead - The Government's vision and the NDIA Board's Roadmap


  • Prime Minister The Hon Tony Abbott MP (invited)
  • The Hon Mary Wooldridge, Victorian Minister for Disability Services and Reform
  • Professor Jane den Hollander, Vice Chancellor, Deakin University
  • Mr David Bowen, CEO of NDIA
  • Dr Ken Baker, CEO, National Disability Services
  • Ms Janet Dore, CEO, Transport Accident Commission
  • Mr Andrew Marty, MD, SACS Consulting on Workforce readiness
  • Professor Susan Balandin, Professor of Disability and Inclusion, Deakin University
  • Ms Liz Forsyth, Partner-in-Charge, National Health and Human Services Practice, KPMG Australia
  • Conference MC Ms Stella Young, disability activist, comedian and editor of the ABC's online magazine Ramp Up
  • Conference Dinner Host Mr Tim Ferguson, international comedian and member of the Doug Anthony All Stars

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