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A Message from the Conference Planning Committee:

It's not long now until we warmly welcome you to the Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference at Melbourne Park and we're excited!

ADDE is presenting a session on Tuesday August 5th 2014 in the River room at 11.30am


Panel session facilitated by Geoff Crawford, Australians for Disability and Diversity Employment (ADDE) Inc.

Panel members include:

  • Martin Stewart, Advocate at ADDE
  • Robert Pask from Safe Futures Foundation
  • Liz Kelly, member on the Disability Services Board and the Victorian Disability Advisory Council

This session will examine the current employment situation for people with disability. Speakers with the lived experience of disability will expand on positive steps to address legal and attitudinal barriers.

Getting There

The conference website has maps of the venue precinct and room layout and information on how to get there by train, tram, taxi and walking and what you need to know about parking arrangements. Here's the link:


READY FOR WORK reportADDE received funding from the ANZ trustees to carry out a research project on the transition of graduates with disabilities to work. A significant number of graduates fail to convert their years of training and education into meaningful employment.


Click on the links below to read our final report of findings


Report in PDF format


Meeting with Senator Fifield, fifieldAssistant Minister for Social Services. The 5 key strategies of the ADDE 'Way Up' document were well received in discussions. ADDE argued that the NDIS adopted, 12.5% disability employment recruitment drive target, should be applied to all levels of government and organisations which receive government funding or tenders. The senator agreed that increasing employment of people with disabilities was a high priority of his.

Disability Employment Services Consumer Engagement Project In July 2013, ADDE and a number of DPOs and organisations working with consumers with disability received funding from the former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to engage with their members about Disability Employment Services. For those who may not be aware, Disability Employment Services (DES) is a government funded program focused on assisting people with disability to find a job. As a requirement of the consumer funding, each funded organisation was asked to develop a consumer engagement strategy designed to lift engagement and knowledge of DES and to provide advice to Government on the specific needs of each consumer group so that services can be improved.

Folloiwomgis the final report submitted to the Department in July 2014 -




BEST OF THE BEST Disability Employment Forum HIGHLIGHTS

Speakers include representatives from local government, state government, federal government and not-for-profit organizations, which are way out in front in employing people with disability

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