Outcome Focussed Supports, Change Is Here!

Outcome Focussed Supports, Change Is Here!

I first spoke about outcome focussed supports at a conference on NDIS in 2016. The idea of outcome focussed supports was still new. I can recall that many in the room didn’t like the idea, and felt that it was ok to keep doing as they have always done. It is a...
Because Of Her, We Can!

Because Of Her, We Can!

The theme for NAIDOC Week this year is “Because of Her, We Can”. It is about honouring the vital and instrumental role women play in our communities. This has led me to reflect on how important women have been in my life, on my journey to date. I have been...
Reconciliation, A Different Conversation

Reconciliation, A Different Conversation

This time, almost 20 years ago I was the Executive Officer for NSW Reconciliation, working for the Hon Linda Burney MP. At the time she was still the President of NSW AECG, and her political ambitions were only beginning to come clear, she taught me many lessons. I...
Review of NDIS by Productivity Commission

Review of NDIS by Productivity Commission

In January, the Australian Government announced a review into the sustainability and costs of the NDIS by the Productivity Commission. The $22 billion scheme that resulted from this is the biggest social policy reform since Medicare. The aim of the NDIS was to...