The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health are hosting a panel discussion on Stage 2 consultations for Australia’s next National Disability Strategy. The National Disability Strategy is a critical policy for Australia’s future. The new Strategy provides an opportunity for all levels of government in Australia to create meaningful opportunities for people with disability, recognise and respect human rights and ensure all Australians’ needs are considered now and if the future. But people with disability need to provide constructive comment and innovative ideas to ensure this occurs. The Stage 2 Consultations of the National Disability Strategy are now open with a position paper having been released. However, the position paper requires not just reflection on what has occurred under the previous Strategy but also what could take place in the future. This panel discussion will help you to provide your own input and ideas to shape the next National Disability Strategy. Event details Date: Thursday, 24 September, 2020 Time: 1pm-3pm Platform: Zoom, hosted by The Social Deck. Auslan and closed captioning will be available. Registration: Please register via Humanitix. The link to the webinar will be provided by email prior to the event. The webinar will be facilitated by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett. Panellists will include: Senator the Hon Anne Ruston – Minister for Families and Social Services Edward Santow – Human Rights Commissioner, the Australian Human Rights Commission Robert Fitzgerald AM – NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner Professor Professor Karen Fisher – Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Damian Griffis – CEO, First Peoples Disability Network Rosemary Kayess – Committee Member, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Professor Anne Kavanagh – Chair in Disability and Health at the University of Melbourne Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn – Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney Mary Sayers – CEO, Children and Young People with Disability Australia Paula Tesoriero MNZM – Disability Rights Commissioner, New Zealand Human Rights Commission Topics for discussion will include: What are critical issues for the new National Disability Strategy? What will the former National Disability Strategy be remembered for? What needs to be reflected in the new National Disability Strategy? If you have additional accessibility needs that would assist in your participation, please contact email@example.com.