Taking Care of Disability Business – Webinar Series 2
First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) invite you to join us for our ‘Taking Care of Disability Business’ free webinar series for National Disability Advocacy Providers, Service providers and the disability community.
Series 2 will be a First Peoples conversation about different ways of engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at this time.
Andrea Mason OAM is a Ngaanyatjarra and Karonie woman. She is one of the Commissioners at the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Commissioner Mason will explain that the Royal Commission has suspended all public activities because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that people can continue to share their stories by making a submission and responding to issues papers. She will outline the supports available to help people tell their stories. Commissioner Mason believes it’s important the particular experiences of First Nations peoples with disability are heard by the Royal Commission.
IDEAS Executive Officer Dianne Palmer will be talking about how IDEAS will be bringing their disability information expertise to COVID-19 response and utilising their referral and information service to support people with disability and the service sector.
Antoinette Braybrook is an Aboriginal woman who was born in Victoria on Wurundjeri country. Antoinette’s grandfather and mother’s line is through the Kuku Yalanji, North Queensland. Antoinette is the CEO of Djirra Family Violence Service and will speak about Family Violence and the COVID-19 situation and why now, more than ever, it is critical that Culturally safe and accessible services are available to Aboriginal people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence.