A panel of experts, including Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes, will tackle some of the thorny issues surrounding disability at  UNSW's new public lecture series, Says Who?

The advent of a new national support system for Australians with disability raises broader questions about what a good life for people with a disability should be. How do we take account of disability in all its diversity in this new era? And what are some of the key challenges we face in forging this new, more inclusive Australia?

Featuring an expert panel of leaders in disability advocacy, research, policy and practice, moderated by Daily Life columnist and radio broadcaster, Sarah Macdonald, this Says Who? panel discussion, on Wednesday, April 30, will tackle some of the thorny disability issues – informing and challenging in equal measure.  

Panel members include:

  • Graeme Innes, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  • Therese Sands, People with Disability Australia
  • Cain Beckett, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Damian Griffis, First People’s Disability Network
  • Associate Professor Leanne Dowse, disability researcher, UNSW

Focusing on today’s critical social issues, the new UNSW Arts and Social Sciences panel series – Says Who? – provides a platform for rigorous public debate and demonstrates how academic research can make a significant contribution to the formulation of effective policies and interventions that have a significant impact on people’s lives. Our panellists provide leadership in their areas of expertise from a variety of standpoints, including from community, corporate and policy sectors.

What:  Disability and a good life – what does it take?

When:  Wednesday 30 April, 2014. Cocktail reception at 5.30pm followed by panel discussion from 6 –7.30pm

Where: Sydney Room Level 1 - Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Philip St, Sydney

RSVP here 

More information: fassevents@unsw.edu.au or 02 9385 8512

Media contact: Fran Strachan, UNSW Media Office, fran.strachan@unsw.edu.au, 0429 416 070