ADA Australia in partnership with Griffith University held a forum to discuss Guardianship, Supported Decision Making and Human Rights from the perspectives of two different countries; Canada and Australia.
The forum had many great speakers including:
The forum was facilitated by Professor Lesley Chenoweth (Griffith University).
- Professor Timothy Stainton (University of British Columbia, Canada)
“Supported Decision Making: An International Overview of Policy and Practice” – Click here to down load presentation
- Professor Christine Bigby (La Trobe University) and Dr Shih-Ning Then (QUT)
“Building an Evidence Base about Support for Decision Making in Australia”
The keynote presentations were followed by a panel discussion featuring key Queensland stakeholders.
A panel discussion was held on the question: “What can Queensland do to develop a more user-friendly decision-making system for people with a cognitive impairment?”
- Julia Duffy Deputy Public Guardian
- Clinton Miles Director Disability Services, The Public Trustee of Queensland
- Mary Burgess A/Public Advocate
- Kevin Cocks Anti-Discrimination Commissioner
- Prof Lesley Chenoweth Academic Researcher
- Karen Williams Queensland Law Society / ADA Australia representative
- Margaret Arthur Private Solicitor, CRH Law
A small except from the panel discussion on the day can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2_14sHiS_E