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" Collaborate to Navigate" Conference

DATE :THUR 20th JUNE 2024 

TIME : 8.30AM - 3.00PM 

Networking till 4.30pm 




Early Bird Conference Ticket inc networking $295pp 

NDISLINK  Members: Conference ticket inc networking : $250PP 

The 2024 NDISLINK Collaborate to Navigate Conference will focus on some of the Recommendations from the NDIS Final Report, addressing practical areas and providing insights into compliance. challenges, offering open discussion and solutions for attendees.  Presentations will follow with further insight from experts. 

The Conference program will also include presentation and discussion on  NDIS Amendment (Getting the NDIS Back on Track No. 1) Bill 2024 

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear directly from experts through a Panel session with presentations to follow.

Q & A for the panel will offer hand-held microphones available for some of the audience to ask questions 

Gain insights directly from  industry experts, actively participate in panel discussions, ensure a comprehensive understanding of compliance, assess your current professional standing, and chart a course for navigating 2024 with confidence , armed with a robust foundation of knowledge, direction, and strategic understanding

The conference encourages collaboration, vision-building, Networking opportunities are also available during the event and following the event. 

Who should attend? 

NDIS Providers, CEO's, Directors, Managers, Support Coordinators, Supported Independent Living Providers 

Brisbane NDISLINK Sponsors 


Moderated by Jeremy Thornton NDIS Insurance and Lynn Gabriel - NDISLINK Director 

Dan AcfieldEverhomes

Fiona CampbellIndependent Advocacy SA inc

Fiona CampbellIndependent Advocacy SA inc

Fiona CampbellIndependent Advocacy SA inc

Young Care

RSM Australia 

Kirsty McGovern-Hooley, RSM Australia 

Lorraine Salloum

Ability Advocates

Mark Hunn

Engage Abilities  

Luke Greary

Mills Oakley 

Dan Acfield


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Arrival and registration from 8.00am - 8.20am

8.30am - 8.40am

Welcome and Introductions 

8.45am - 9.30am

NDIS Outcome review ; Panel Discussions 

Select Recommendation  discussions to include ;

Recommendation 4,5,7,8,10,11,14,15 

Format : Panel Discussion followed by  Q & A and Audience engagement 

(Slido will not be used with this discussion; Audiences will be provided with a hand held microphone to ask questions ) 

9.30am - 10.00am

Choice and Control :

Presentation and discussion panel ; audience engagement 


Self-determination theory and some of Martin Seligman’s work (psychological theories underpinning choice and control) – highlighting how we use these concepts to underpin our practice in SDA, 

Includes the review of  separation of SDA and SIL Providers & "What changes are required to improve quality and visibility while also supporting control and choice?" 

Presented by  Everhomes  

10.00am - 10.15am


10.15am - 10.45am 

A Sustainable Future : Collaborating to reduce risk and increase diversity 

Presented by Mark Hunn, Engage Abilities 

The NDIS is a single Commonwealth program that is perpetually in a state of crisis. What the future for the scheme holds is a major source of anxiety and stress for Providers. Understanding where you, as a Provider, fit in the wider community services industry and positioning yourself to grow regardless of the outcome should be the primary strategic object for all Providers.

Listen as Mark Hunn demystifies the industry and provides practical steps that all Providers can utilise to position themselves for a sustainable and diverse future.

10.45am - 11.15am 

Providers and Price Limits :

How to sustain your business with cost increases while remaining compliant with regulations

Presented by Kirsty McGovern-Hooley, RSM Australia 

11.15am - 11.45am 

NDIS Code of Conduct amendment 

Legislation amending the NDIS Code of conduct to include clauses around charging higher prices for NDIS participants opposed to other clients has been introduced. 

NDIS Amendment (Getting the NDIS Back on Track No. 1) Bill 2024 ; where to from here? - 

Presentation and Discussions 

Presented by  Luke Greary, Mills Oakley Law Firm 

11.45am - 12.15pm


12.15pm - 12.45pm 

How to balance quality and regulatory compliance into day to day NDIS practices

Presented by Lorraine Salloum, Ability Advocates 

12.45pm - 1.15pm 

Effective leadership in the NDIS : Doctoral Research Findings 
Presented by Mark Hunn, Engage Abilities 

Having built a career as a governance and compliance specialist within the community services sector, Mark began his Doctoral research studies to identify effective leadership strategies under the NDIS.

Over four (4) years he completed in-depth researched into all stakeholder levels engaged in the NDIS. Hear his unique findings from this ground breaking research: It is both surprising, tantalising and practical. 

1.45pm - 2.00pm 


2.00pm - 2.30pm 

New approaches to psychosocial disability and mental health 

Speaker details are being updated 

1.15pm - 1.45pm 

Implementing Behaviour support requirements for NDIS Providers - NDIS Commission ongoing compliance priorities 

Speaker details are being updated 

2.00pm - 2.30pm 

NDIS Code of Conduct for Providers: How to identify and respond to incidents of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation

Presented by Lorraine Salloum 

CEO Ability Advocates 

2.30pm - 3.00pm 

NDIS Provider Mandatory Insurance: New and existing business risks arising from delivering services within the disability industry. 

Presented by Jeremy Thornton, Insurance Advisernet 

3.00pm - 4.30pm 


Agenda subject to change slightly allowing for unforeseen circumstances ** 

Keynote Speakers 

Are you in the

Specialist Disability Accommodation Sector? 
Attend this NDISLINK Conference and

Annual SDA Conference  Conference at the Emporium Hotel on Fri 21st June  pay the promotional package of $600 for both events

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