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Critical issues in disability policy research

Wed 11 March 2015The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis with the Australian Human Rights Commission / 10.00am- 4.00pmAustralian Human Rights Commission, Hearing Rooms, Level 3, 175 Pitt St, Sydney

The Hon Susan Ryan AO (Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission) and Professor Mark Evans (Director, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra) have agreed to co-convene a one-day national workshop involving key researchers and disability advocates in Australia.

The purpose of this round table is to identify the key disability social policy research issues that need to be addressed over the coming decade. In stating this we envisage focusing on the longer term agenda of securing a paradigm shift in disability services.  Despite the many benefits of the NDIS, we want to focus on policy research beyond the NDIS with a view to truly enhancing the social position of people with disability in Australia. Within this context the round table represents an important next step in:

  • Mapping out what research is and is not being done with regards to setting out future policy priorities for disability policy in Australia.
  • Mapping out the future priorities for disability research in Australia.
  • Communicating to government and key research funding entities the need for funds to cover these kinds of research.
  • Acknowledging the important role that research plays in work that is undertaken by the Commission and the disability sector more broadly.

OUTCOMES: Invitations to participate will be selected from the EOIs by a selection panel made up of Professor Hogan, Professor Meredith Edwards (UC) and Ms Lauren Henley (AHRC) in consultation with the leadership of our respective Institutes.  People will be notified of the outcome by February 12, 2015.

Applications for this workshop have now closed.

There's still the chance to have your say in developing a national disability research policy strategy. Please email Anthony Hogan and let him know what you think are the 3 big issues to be addressed by a national disability research policy strategy and why. Please keep your response to a half page - so focus can be on the really big issues.

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