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Appendix 3

Public hearings and witnesses

21 September 2017 - Darwin

Integrated Disability Action Inc

Robyne Burridge, Former Chair and Life Member

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

Karrina DeMasi, Public Health Policy Officer

Dr Ted Dunstan, Private Capacity

National Disability Insurance Agency

Lizzie Gilliam, Regional Manager, Darwin

Lifestyle Solutions

Andrew Hall, Acting Senior Manager

Sue Holder, Private Capacity

Olivia Jarnell, Private Capacity

Darwin Community Legal Service

Trudy Lee, Seniors and Disability Advocate

NT News

Jenny Madden

Carpentaria Disability Services

Anne Rily, Chief Executive Officer

Golden Glow Nursing

Maureen Schaffer, Managing Director

National Disability Services

Noelene Swanson

Somerville Community Services Inc

Chris Tudor, Chief Executive Officer

Christina Walker, Private Capacity

26 September 2017 – Brisbane QLD

Alzheimer’s Australia

Sarah Allister, Senior Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker

Queenslanders with Disability Network

Paige Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer

Deaf Services Queensland

Mr Brett Casey, Chief Executive Officer, through Ms Amy McCusker, Professional Interpreter, Auslan Connections

YellowBridge QLD

Ms Jodie Collins, General Manager Disability Support

Deaf Services Queensland

Michelle Crozier, NDIS Project Manager

Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health

Kerry Crumblin, Chief Executive Officer

Queensland Government

Helen Ferguson, Senior Executive Director, Policy and Legislation, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Service

AMPARO Advocacy Inc

Maureen Fordyce, Manager

Melanie Hannan, Private Capacity

Enhanced Health Therapy Services

Dee Hofman- Nicholls, Director

AEIOU Foundation

Katrina Ives, NDIS Support Coordinator

Anglicare Southern Queensland

Rachel Jones

AEIOU Foundation

Diane Keating, Behaviour Analyst/Operations Project Officer

Open Minds Australia Limited

Leanne McCormack, Manager, Complex Needs

Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia

Danielle McGlone, Director

MS Queensland and Neurocare Network

Karen Quaile, Director of Services

Micah Projects

Mark Reimers

Therapy Alliance Group

Rachel Tosh, General Manager

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health

Kris Trott, Chief Executive Officer

Queenslanders with Disability Network

Nigel Webb, Chairperson

27 September 2017 – North Adelaide

Me Well (Mental Health and Wellbeing Australia)

Michael Arbon, Business Development Manager

Australian Migrant Resource Centre

Mirisia Bunjaku, Senior Manager

Brain Injury SA

Victoria Carbone, Appeals Officer

Greg Dudzinski, Appeals Officer

Uniting Communities

Andrew Drummond, Service Manager

Kateland Farrant, Homelink

Mental Health Coalition of South Australia

Geoff Harris, Executive Director

Cheryl Dawn Lennon, Private Capacity

Bedford Group

Christopher Molloy, Projects and Policy Officer

Uniting Care Australia

Alan Ross, Host Parent

JFA Purple Orange

Robbi Williams, Chief Executive Officer

Maria Vnuk, Project Officer

Jackie Hayes, Leader, Social Policies and Initiatives

Wednesday 4 October 2017 - Hobart

Self Help Workplace

Donna Bain, General Manager

Kathy Baines, Private capacity

Michelle Breen, Private capacity

Li-Ve Tasmania

Paul Byrne, Chief Executive Officer

Nicole Cumine, Operations Manager

Natalie Rose, Manager, Advocacy and Engagement

Family Based Care North West

Douglass Doherty, Chief Executive Officer

Advocacy Tasmania

Ms Arielle Duharte, Advocate

Family Based Care North West

Ms Fiona Enkellaar, Consumer Directed Care Coordinator

North West Tasmania Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre

Kathryn Fordyce, Manager

Blueline Laundry

Robert Fraser, General Manager

Anglicare Tasmania Inc

Marla Giacon, Business Strategy and Development Analyst

St Michaels Association Inc

Mr John Gilpin, Chief Executive Officer

Office of the Public Guardian

Liz Love, Guardian

Brian Moreton, Private capacity

Caroline Moreton, Private capacity

The Association for Children with Disability (Tas) Inc

Caroline Pegg, Chief Executive Officer

Speak Out Advocacy Service

Mr Dominique Vittori, Disability Advocate

8 November 2017 - Melbourne

Community Advocate, Refugee Council of Australia

Mr Amir Abdi, Community Advocate

Mr Asher Hirsch, Senior Policy Officer

Ms Penny Dorgan, Private Capacity

Mr Frank Filardo, Private Capacity

Victorian Legal Aid

Ms Hollie Kerwin, Senior Policy and Projects Officer, Civil Justice Program

Ms Sonia Law, Manager, Mental Health and Disability Advocacy Program

Ms Rosa Miot, Private Capacity

Ms Julie Pianto, Private Capacity

Summer Foundation

Dr George Taleporos, Policy Manager


Mrs Carolyn Vimpani, Secretary

15 March 2018 - Townsville

Deaf Services Queensland

Ms Liza Clews, Manager, CommUNITY

Mr Garry Moran, Project Manager

Spinal Life Australia

Mx Jesse Cooper-Jackson, Supports Coordinator

Mr Richard Cordukes, Private capacity

North West Hospital and Health Service

Ms Lisa Davies Jones, Chief Executive

Mr Michael Dugan, Private Capacity

UnitingCare Community

Mr Ricky Esterquest, Program Manager, Better Futures

Queenslanders With Disability Network

Mr Peter Gurr, Director

Ms Michelle Moss, Projects Manager

Enhanced Health Therapy Services

Ms Dee Hofman-Nicholls, Principal Occupational Therapist

Ms Beverly Langbein, Private Capacity

Centacare North Queensland

Ms Paula Washington, Director Strategy and Partnerships

Mr Bruce Watson, Private capacity

17 April 2018 - Perth

Ms Israa Atti, Private capacity

Miss Anita Bowen, Private capacity

Ms Samantha Jayne Connor, Private capacity

WA Deaf Society

Mr David Gibson, Chief Executive Officer

Valued Lives Foundation

Mrs Bronia Holyoak, Chief Executive Officer

People with Disabilities WA Inc

Ms Samantha Jenkinson, Executive Director

WA's Individualised Services Inc

Ms Su-Hsien Lee, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Ms Marguerite Visser, Individualised Services Advisor

Ms Jenelle Macri, Private capacity – through professional interpreter Mr Eddie Szczepanik

Ms William McGhie, Private capacity

Western Australian Association for Mental Health

Chelsea McKinney, Manager Systemic Advocacy

Ethnic Communities Council of Western Australia

Mr Ramdas Sankaran, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Sinclair Sinclair, Private Capacity

Mrs Roslyn Sinclair, Private capacity

Mr Kenneth Walker, Private capacity

Senses Australia

Ms Karen Wickham, Deafblind Consultant and Senior Social Worker

Mr Ian Williams, Private capacity

26 February 2019 - Melbourne

Mental Health Australia

Mr Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer

Mental Health Coordinating Council

Ms Carmel Mary Tebbutt, Chief Executive Officer

Mind Australia

Ms Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer

Dr Sarah Pollock, Executive Director Research and Advocacy

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council

Mr Neil Turton-Lane, Chief Executive Officer

Mental Health Victoria

Mr Angus Clelland, Chief Executive Officer


Glen Tobias, Acting Chief Executive Officer


Mr Mark Orr AM Chief Executive Officer


Fiona Sharkie, Chief Executive Officer

Early Childhood Intervention Australia

Yvonne Keane, Chief Executive Officer

Enis Jusufsphahic, National Manager of Sector Development

Children and Young People with Disability Australia

Ms Stephanie Gotlib, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Fleur Henderson, Member

The Shepherd Centre for deaf children

Dr Jim Hungerford, Chief Executive Officer

First Voice

Dr Jim Hungerford, Deputy Chair

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

Ms Stefania Ruidiaz El-Khoury, NDIS Coordinator

Scope Australia

Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Sharon Fragomeni, Customer and Service Delivery Manager, Ovens Murray Goulburn

Noah's Ark Inc

Mr John Forster, Chief Executive Officer

Occupational Therapy

Mrs Andrea Douglas, Professional Advisor NDIS

Michael Barrett, National Manager- Government and Stakeholder Relations

National Disability Services

David Moody, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Philippa Angley, Head of Policy

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

Mr Patrick McGee

Mr Ross Joyce

Victorian Council of Social Services

Emma King, Chief Executive Officer

Llewellyn Reynders, Policy Manager

Victorian Healthcare Association

Tom Symondson, Chief Executive Officer

Emma Liepa, Director of Policy and Strategy

Speech Pathology Australia

Ms Catherine Olsson, Senior Advisor Disability

Multiple Sclerosis Ltd

Ms Mary-Rose Bronts, Acting Business Development Manager,

Mr David Macqueen, Strategic Business Analyst

Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association

Ms Libby Callaway, Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Monash University; and Vice-President

NDIS Engagement Consultant, Tandem Inc.

Ms Tania Curlis, Private capacity

Association for Children with a Disability

Ms Karen Dimmock, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Helen Johnson, Parent Support Adviser

Ms Shirley Humphris, Private capacity

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Australia

Mr James O'Brien, President

Mr David Peters, Private capacity

Ms Sam Petersen, Private capacity

Tandem Inc.

Ms Marie Piu, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Susan Stork-Finlay, Private capacity

Ms Lin West, Private capacity

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