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DRC 30 Year Celebration & Annual General Meeting, 2011. Wednesday 2nd November, 12-4.30pm at Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.

April 2011: Self-Advocacy Training workshop for people with disabilities who live in the vicinity of the City of Greater Dandenong. The training was held over two consecutive Tuesdays on 12th and 19th April. Places are limited to 12 participants. See flyer for more details. Application form (Word document) due at the Dandenong office 29 March.

DRC Annual General Meeting, 2010. Tuesday 9th November, 2pm at DRC Dandenong Office, 186 Foster Street East, Dandenong. Speaker: David Webb about concerns with the new Victorian Mental Health Act.

18th May 2009: Accessible Housing Forum: 11am-2pm, City of Casey Council Chambers, Magid Drive, Narre Warren.  See flyer for details. The PowerPoint presentations of Bernd Bartl and Bill Lawler are available here.

March 2008 to to at least November 2008: Accessible Transport Watch project, stage 2.  The DRC is auspicing stage 2 of a project called Accessible Transport Watch, and is assisting VCOSS in managing the project.  The project builds on the work of stage 1, using the findings from stage 1 to lobby transport operators and the government. Maree will travel to many regions around Victoria to report back to meetings with those people with disabilities who reported during stage 1 of their experiences of the accessibility of train, bus and tram services in their region, and encouraging them to be involved with lobbying efforts. It is not necessary to have been involved with stage 1 in order to take part in stage 2.  For more information, contact Maree Kelly at VCOSS on (03) 9654 5050 or accessibletransport@vcoss.org.au

DRC Annual General Meeting, 2008: Tuesday 25 November, 2008, Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St, Northcote, 11.30am - 2.30pm. The guest speakers were Bridie Hud from Youth Disability Advocacy Service and Julie Nelson from Senior Rights Victoria.

Members Forum, and DRC Annual General Meeting, 2007: Wednesday 14 November, 2007, Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St, Northcote, 11.30am - 2.30pm: 11.30am - 12.30pm Members Forum followed by lunch, then 1pm AGM and 2pm guest speaker, the first Disability Services Commissioner, Laurie Harkin.

December 2006 to October 2007: Accessible Transport Watch project.  The DRC is auspicing a project called Accessible Transport Watch, and is assisting VCOSS in managing the project.  The project is employing people with disabilities to report their experiences of the accessibility of train, bus and tram services in Victoria. Survey forms and training are provided by the project workers at VCOSS, and people with disabilities that take part are provided with a small fee for the few hours work involved.  Contact Maree Kelly at VCOSS on 9654 5050 or accessibletransport@vcoss.org.au

The DRC 2006 Annual General Meeting: Wednesday 29 November, 2006 at the Melbourne Town Hall, Supper Room, 2pm, followed immediately at 3.30pm by the 25th Anniversary Celebrations of the DRC at the same location.

September-October 2006: Self-advocacy Training for People With Disabilities on the Mornington Peninsula. The Disability Resources Centre ran this self -advocacy training course in Rosebud.

The DRC 2005 Annual General Meeting: Friday 18 November, 2005 at the DASSI Training facility (Conference Rooms 1&2), 86-88 Herbert St, Northcote, 1.30pm.  

October 2005: Self-advocacy Training for People With Disabilities in Melbourne’s Outer South East. The DRC ran a self -advocacy training course in October 2005 for people with disabilities living in the outer southeast of Melbourne. The course was facilitated by people with expertise in advocacy.

Service Launch and Forum, 19 September 2005: The Disability Resources Centre Inc. hosted a combined forum and launch for the new outer southeast advocacy service. This event featured Michael Uniacke, Community Consultant in Disability at the Equal Opportunity Commission, as keynote speaker on disability rights and advocacy. The forum focused on identifying disability issues in the outer southeast corridor of Melbourne. Michael Uniacke's keynote speech is available here (Word document).

The DRC 2004 Annual General Meeting: Tueday 23 November, 2004 at the DASSI Training facility (Conference Rooms 1&2), 86-88 Herbert St, Northcote, 1.30pm.  Our guest speaker was Licia Kokocinski, Executive Director of ADEC (Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities). 

The 2002 DRC Disability Access Forum

Click on the link above for a summary of the results of the forum.  The forum was held on November 21, 2002, at the Melbourne Town Hall.  The aim was to seek the experiences and opinions of people with disabilities about the following ongoing and pressing questions:

  • access to Public Transport including Taxis, and
  • access to the Built Environment, both outside and inside, including Housing.

 

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