C. Hearings and Witnesses

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 - Sydney

The Shepherd Centre

Dr Jim Hungerford, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Aleisha Davis, General Manager
Ms Sharon Baldacchino, Director, Listening and Spoken Language Therapy


Mr Dig Howitt, Chief Operating Officer
Ms Georgina Sanderson, Director Policy and Market Access
Ms Lisa Shannon, Operations Manager Australia and New Zealand

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - Canberra

Canberra ENT

Dr Tim Makeham, Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

Human Genetics Society of Australasia

Dr Matthew Hunter, Head of Unit, Genetics, Monash Health

Friday, 3 March 2017 - Canberra

Department of Health

Dr Wendy Southern, Deputy Secretary
Mr Andrew Stuart, Deputy Secretary
Ms Bobbi Campbell, First Assistant Secretary
Ms Trisha Garrett, Assistant Secretary
Ms Lynelle Moon, Head, Health Group, Australian Institute of Health andWelfare

Department of Human Services

Mr Jonathan Hutson, Deputy Secretary, Enabling Services Group
Ms Alison Fitzgerald, National Manager, Governance Branch

Australian Hearing

Ms Samantha Harkus, Principal Audiologist - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services
Ms Alison King, Principal Audiologist - Paediatric Services
Ms Emma Scanlan, Principal Audiologist - Adults
Adjunct Professor Harvey Dillon, Director, National Acoustic Laboratories

National Disability Insurance Agency

Ms Louise Glanville, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Stakeholder Relations and Organisational Capability
Mrs Vicki Rundle, Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Markets and Supports Group
Mr Peter de Natris, Expert Advisor, Early Childhood and Early Intervention

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Mr Brendan Gibson, Assistant Secretary, Health Group, Indigenous Affairs Group

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Ms Sue Campion, First Assistant Secretary
Mr Paolo Kraushaar, Acting Assistant Secretary, Programme Management Branch

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - Canberra

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Mr Scott Gregson, Executive General Manager Consumer Enforcement
Mr Richard Fleming, General Manager Enforcement ACT

Thursday, 6 April 2017 - Sydney

The University of Sydney

Dr Daniel Brown, Senior Research Fellow

Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee

Professor Gregory Leigh AO, Chair
Dr Zeffie Poulakis, Secretary

Sound Scouts (cmee4 Productions)

Ms Carolyn Mee, Director

Parents of Deaf Children

Ms Fleur Henderson, Executive Officer

Aussie Deaf Kids

Mrs Ann Porter, Chief Executive Officer

The Hearing Aid Audiometrist Society of Australia

Mr Tony Khairy, National President

Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors

Ms Cristina Schwenke, Chief Executive Officer
Professor Anthony Hogan, Member

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

Mr Chris Rehn, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Bart Cavalletto, Director, Services

Audiometry Nurses Association of Australia

Mrs Tracy Hawes, President
Mrs Julia Cunningham, Treasurer

The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Professor Stephen O’Leary, Member

Independent Audiologists Australia

Mr Grant Collins, Vice President
Dr Louise Collingridge, Executive Officer

Mr Stephen Spring, Private capacity

Hear For You

Mrs Kim Jones, Chairperson
Mrs Olivia Andersen, Founder and Director
Mr David Brady, Chief Executive Officer
Mr John Lui, Mentor (Hear for You Mentorship Program)
Miss Olivia Barnes, Mentee (Hear for You Mentorship Program)

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Dr Philip Truskett, President
Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, Founding Chair of the Indigenous Health Committee

Friday, 21 April 2017 - Brisbane

Hear and Say

Ms Emma Rushbrooke, Clinical Director
Mr Chris McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer


Ms Shaunine Quinn, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Anthea Arkcoll, Manager, Professional Standards
Mr Benjamin Hoddinott, Manager, Clinics

Hearing Business Alliance

Mr Donald MacDonald, Board Chair
Mr Stephen Logan, Company Secretary

Deadly Ears Program, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Mr Matthew Brown, Director
Mr Jonathon Wood, Program Manager
Ms Anette Smith, Nurse Unit Manager – ENT Outreach
Ms Maggie Allen, Audiologist, Acting Allied Health Team Leader

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Ms Neil Willmett, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Alistair MacDonald, Manager, Policy and Programs
Mr Mark Mitchell, Hearing Health Project Officer

National Seniors Australia

Mr Brendon Radford, Senior Policy Advisor
Mr Ian Henschke, Chief Advocate

William Demant Holding A/S

Ms Janet Muir, Managing Director, Retail

Conexu Foundation

Dr Philip Harper, Community Liaison Manager

Monday, 1 May 2017 - Melbourne

Better Hearing Australia

Ms Michele Barry, President
Mr Andrew D’Arcy Edgell Bush, National Secretary
Mr Thomas McCaul, Member
Mrs Joan Belle, President, Geelong Branch

The Bionics Institute of Australia

Professor Colette McKay, Leader in Translational Hearing Research
Dr Hamish Innes-Brown, Research Fellow

The HEARing CRC and HEARsmart

Professor Robert Cowan, Chief Executive Officer

Deaf Sports Australia

Ms Kathryn O’Brien, Chairperson
Ms Irena Farinacci, Sports Development Manager
Mrs Tamara Trinder-Scacco
Miss Kayla Trinder-Scacco

Audiology Australia

Dr Jason Ridgway, President and Chair of Board
Dr Tony Coles, Chief Executive Officer
Dr Sandra South, Research and Policy Manager

Speech Pathology Australia

Dr Chyrisse Heine, Board Director
Ms Catherine Olsson, National Advisor Disability

Deaf Australia Inc.

Mr Kyle Miers, Chief Executive

Whirled Foundation

Ms Desley Ward, President
Ms Beatrice Tarnawski, Vice President
Mr John Cook, Immediate Past President

Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists

Mr Jeremy Trotman, Councillor and Executive Officer


Mrs Tracey Matthies, Chief Executive Officer
Mr Neil Clutterbuck, President
Mrs Susan Clutterbuck, Vice President, Research and Clinical Studies

Dr Elaine Saunders, Private capacity

Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association

Ms Julie Ann Judd, Interim Chairperson

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - Shepparton

Country Hearing Care

Mrs Jane MacDonald, Senior Audiologist / Director
Mr Donald MacDonald, Audiometrist / Director


Mr Andrew Lyall, Chief Operations Officer

Goulburn Valley Hearing Clinic

Ms Dierdre Robertson, Director and Practice Manager
Mr Lindsay Symons, Senior Audiologist

National Centre for Farmer Health

Associate Professor Susan Brumby, Director

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - Adelaide

First Voice / Cora Barclay Centre

Mr Michael Forwood, Chair

Can:Do Group (Deaf Can:Do)

Ms Heidi Limareff, Acting Chief Executive, General Manager Group Operations and Client Services
Ms Jena Mayne, General Manager Group Service Development


Mrs Jenice Wheeler, Education Manager, Foundation Skills
Ms Ann Beacham, Director Foundation Skills, Primary Industries, Animal and Laboratory Sciences
Ms Debbie Kennewell, Manager Client Services, Deaf Can:Do

Hearing Care Industry Association

Mr Ashley Wilson AM, Chairman
Ms Donna Staunton, Chief Executive Officer

SA Department for Education and Child Development and Brighton Primary School

Mr Ian May, Director, Disability Policy and Programs
Mr Quenten Iskov, Senior Advisor, Sensory
Ms Melissa Phillips, Coordinator, Centre for Deaf Education

National Hearing Care

Mr Michael Smith, Managing Director

Watto Purrunna Aboriginal Health Service

Ms Vendula Corston, Clinical Services Coordinator
Dr Penny Silwood, Medical Head of Unit, Senior Consultant
Mrs Leanne Quirino, Under 8 Ear Health Coordinator

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - Darwin

Centre of Research Excellence in Ear and Hearing Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

Professor Amanda Leach, Director
Professor Peter Morris, Chief Investigator

Deaf NT

Ms Elizabeth Franklin, Advocacy Coordinator
Mrs Vanessa Adzaip, Auslan Coordinator/Tutor

Dr Damien Howard, Private capacity

NT Council of Government School Organisations Inc

Ms Tabitha (Tabby) Fudge, President
Ms Michelle Parker, Executive Officer
Mr Jeff Cook, Arnhem Regional Representative
Mr Chris Blackham-Davison, Teacher, Malati School

Arafura Audiology

Ms Kathryn Burnes, Business Manager
Dr Matthew Callaway, Senior Audiologist

Northern Territory Government - Department of Health and Department of Education

Ms Kathy Currie, Hearing Health Program Leader, Department of Health
Ms Denyse Bainbridge, Senior Education Advisor — Hearing, Department of Education

Friday, 16 June 2017 - Canberra

National Disability Insurance Agency

Ms Vicki Rundle, A/g Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Ms Anne Skordis, Expert Advisor, Mainstream Interface and Government Relations

Deafness Forum of Australia

Mr David Brady, Chairperson
Ms Margaret Dewberry, Advisor

First Voice

Mr Michael Forwood, Chairman
Mr Jim Hungerford, CEO, The Shepherd Centre

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

Mr Bart Cavalletto, Director, Services

Australian Hearing

Ms Gina Mavris, Chief Operating Officer
Mr Mike Thomas, Manager, Stakeholder Relationships

Coalition of Concerned Deaf Elders and Friends

Ms Lorraine Mulley, Member
Ms Laurel Payne, Member

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People

Mrs Christine Hunter, President

Safe Work Australia

Ms Amanda Grey, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Ms Amanda Johnston, Branch Manager, Hazards
Mr Kristopher Garred, Director, Evidence
Mr Paul Taylor, Director, Chemicals Policy

Department of Health

Mr Andrew Stuart, Deputy Secretary
Ms Trisha Garrett, Assistant Secretary, Office of Hearing Services

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