To unify, support and champion a thriving disability ecosystem


A feature of DAWA is a program of summits tackling topics of scale and concern for people with disability.

Each summit is invitation-only to ensure a cross section of people with disability, families, carers, peak bodies, advocates, service providers, experts and government representatives.  Attendees contribute their experience, understanding, expertise and research to the key issues and topics under discussion.

Throughout the full-day summit, attendees will hear from experts on the topic, have an opportunity to ask questions and then participate in a DAWA Pod (focus group) to explore the topic in detail.  Findings, preferences and recommendations will be collated, and a report will be presented to government representatives and other influencing bodies that are empowered with making change for good.


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Do you have a topic that is of strategic and state-wide importance to the disability ecosystem that you would like to nominate for discussion at a summit?

Employment for People with Disability

29 July 2022
Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre


Welcome to Country Vivienne Hansen
Keynote Address Dr Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
Address Catherine McAlpine, CEO, Inclusion Australia
Address Lindsay Warner, Executive Director Workforce Policy and Diversity
PDF | Accessible Word
Microenterprise Bronia Holyoak, Director, Valued Lives
PDF | Accessible Word
Customised Employment Gaelen Williams, Renae Hartmann and Will Scott-Jeffs, APM
PDF | Accessible Word
Open Employment Sally Hollins, CEO, Edge Employment Solutions
Corporate Employment Charmain Fitzgerald and Shaun Sandy, RAC WA
PDF | Accessible Word
DAWA Pods All attendees

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