Events

Q&A with Commissioner Rhonda Galbally

3 September 2020
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
Dr Rhonda Galbally AC, a Commissioner from the Disability Royal Commission, joins our Executive Officer Cecile Sullivan Elder for a live lunchtime webinar on Thursday 3 September 12.30pm

Our next free webinar, "Q&A with a Commissioner", will be at 12.30pm on Thursday 3 of September.  We are very pleased to announce that our guest is Dr Rhonda Galbally AC, who will be sharing her insights on the importance of the Commission's work and answering questions.

This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from one of the persons leading the Disability Royal Commission's investigation into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.

Do you have a question about what the impact of the Commission will be? Are you unsure whether the Commission is interested in hearing your experience? Would you like to ask the Commissioner about what they hope or expect the Commission will achieve? We are collecting questions until 28 August. When you register you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Click here to register

About Dr Rhonda Galbally AC

Dr Galbally has been a CEO, Chair and board member for over thirty years, across business and the not for profit sector, the public sector and philanthropy. As a woman with a lifelong disability, Dr Galbally first began focusing on disability rights and policy in the early 1980s while working at the Victorian Council for Social Services.

With a career spanning many decades and positions at the highest levels, Dr Galbally considers that a highlight was developing the National Disability and Carer Alliance that brought together people with disabilities, families and carers with services to campaign for the National Disability insurance Scheme by developing the Every Australian Counts Campaign.

Dr Galbally was a board member of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and Principal Member of the Independent Advisory Council which provided advice to the NDIA about the importance of self-determination, social and economic inclusion, peer support and contemporary living models including the right to a mainstream life for people with disabilities.

In accepting the role of Commissioner, Dr Galbally is keen to utilise what she has learned from her broad experience which gives her a detailed understanding of some of the major interfacing systems, including health, education, justice and housing. But most of all Dr Galbally brings decades listening to and working shoulder-to-shoulder with people with disabilities and families in fighting for the human right to be able to live lives fully in the community, without fear of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Please note: As the Royal Commission’s enquiry is ongoing, Commissioner Galbally may not be able to comment on specific investigations.
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