Working for Lives of Common Dignity – Centre for Welfare Reform

Extract from the 2016 Sambell Oration by Rhonda Galbally

In this speech, the 2016 Sambell Oration, hosted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Rhonda Galbally explores the genesis of the NDIS and how it became possible to bring competing agendas together.

Rhonda Galbally AO is one of the disability leaders in Australia who helped achieve the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). She is now a member of the NDIS Board and Principal Member (Chair) of the NDIS Independent Advisory Council. In this role she chairs the Intellectual Disability Working Group and Innovation in Housing Working Group. A CEO and board member for 30 years in business, the public sector and philanthropy, Rhonda led the development of cutting edge organisations, such as the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and the social enterprise Our Community, and has contributed extensively to international public health and social development. In 2012 Dr Galbally was awarded the Prime Minister’s Outstanding Achievement Award in the National Disability Awards..(continues)

SOURCE: Rhonda Galbally, “Working for Lives of Common Dignity”, Centre for Welfare Reform, December 2016

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