2019 (March) National Conference – Canberra

2019 National Conference: "Upholding rights, preventing abuse and promoting autonomy"

This AGAC conference was held at Hyatt Hotel in Canberra on 14 and 15 March 2019.

Conference papers: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Session 1

Federation Ballroom – Keynote Session

The Holy Grail: a legislative framework for supported decision making

  • Mr Alan Cameron AO, Ms Kathleen Cunningham, Mr Alastair McEwin, Ms Justine O’Neill, The Hon. Dr Kay Patterson AO, The Hon. John Watkins AM (papers not available)

Session 2

Federation Ballroom North - Elder Abuse

Maximising participation of people with decision making disabilities in guardianship proceedings - illusory or achievable?

Federation Ballroom South - Supported Decision Making

Canberra Room - Elder Abuse

Assembly Room - Human Rights

 Session 3

Federation Ballroom North - Supported Decision Making

52: The challenges of implementing supported decision making:

Federation Ballroom South - Elder Abuse

Canberra Room - National Disability Insurance Scheme

Assembly Room - Guardianship

Session 4

National Disability Insurance Scheme

  • Commission's role, remit and a progress update on the first 6 months of its operation in New South Wales and South Australia - Mr Graeme Head (papers not available)

Plenary - Supported Decision Making

  • Supported decision making for older persons with cognitive decline -Ms Helen Connolly, Ms Elizabeth (Liz) Samra, Ms Juleen Schiefelbein, Prof Robin Creyke, and Dr Ramila Varendran (papers not available)

Friday, 15 March 2019

Session 5

Federation Ballroom - Keynote Session

Indigenous Engagement

Session 6

Federation Ballroom North - Elder Abuse

  • 11: Elder financial abuse: Reform imperatives - Ms Lauren Adamson, Mr Luke Wright, Ms Natalie Siegel-Brown, Ms Amanda Pullinger, Ms Jo McKinstray, Dr Brendan French, and Snr Sgt Alasdair Gall

Federation Ballroom South - Elder Abuse

Canberra Room- Health Care Decisions

Assembly Room - Communication

Session 7

Federation Ballroom North - Elder Abuse

Federation Ballroom South - Elder Abuse

Canberra Room - Supported Decision Making

Assembly Room - Planning Ahead