Latest Online Events
Young, Powerful & Engaged: CYDA’s Federal Election forum
Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is hosting a free, online forum for young people and our wider community to hear from Australia’s major parties what they are promising children and young people with disability in the Federal Election.
There will be a Q&A for young people to directly ask political leaders about the election issues that are important to them.
– Senator Hollie Hughes
– Hon Bill Shorten MP
– Senator Jordan Steele-John
Date: 18 May | Time: 7-8pm AEST
Organisation/host: Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA)
Melbourne march + rally against NDIS cuts & appeals
The NDIS exists to help people with disability and families to get the essential supports needed to live a decent life.
But over the last couple of years, people with disability, families and advocates are being increasingly forced to go to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to get back the supports that have been cut from their NDIS plans without explanation.
We will hear from NDIS participants, families, advocates about their experiences and why this is so important.
And we’ll take the 10 minute journey from the NDIA to the AAT – a journey that far too often takes more than 10 MONTHS.
Date: May 19 | Time: 11am - 12pm AEST (Melbourne time)
Location: 367 Collins Street Melbourne (NDIA Melbourne CBD head office) - then March to the AAT at 15 William Street Melbourne., Melbourne, Vic 3000, AU
Organisation/host: Every Australian Counts
Reasonable and Necessary Election Special Series Watch Party
This is an Every Australian Counts partnership event with Dr George Taleporos’ special election series of Reasonable and Necessary.
You’ll hear what Australia’s NDIS politicians have planned for our NDIS. And what a lineup! Linda Reynolds, Bill Shorten and Jordan Steele-John.
And in our final episode we will bring together Australia’s leading disability advocates to analyse everything that’s been said.
The questions that I’m asking have come from you, sourced from advocacy organisations also including People with Disability Australia (PWDA), Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA), Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), and National Disability Services – who have partnered with me to bring you this very important series.
Date: 4 episodes being released on May 9, 11, 13 and 16. | Time: 6PM AEST
Organisation/host: Every Australian Counts in partnership with the Reasonable and Necessary podcast
Defend Our NDIS Big Night In
Catch up with people from all over the country online, to hear about what everyone got up to after our efforts on the National Day of Action. And help us all keep up the energy and come up with ideas to keep the pressure on our pollies this election.
Date: 28 April | Time: 7 pm - 9 pm (AEST)
Organisation/host: Every Australian Counts, Teamwork Works
Family Advocacy’s Social Media Blitz
Can you help us make some noise this Thursday, 28 April?
As part of the Defend Our NDIS National Day of Action, Family Advocacy are having a social media blitz. Share our posts, retweet our tweets, tag NDIS Minister Reynolds and call your local Federal member.
Our NDIS is at a crossroads. It’s not the NDIS we fought so hard for, or the NDIS Australians deserve. A federal election is just around the corner. Let’s show our political leaders just how important it is that we Defend Our NDIS.
Date: 28 April | Time: All day
Organisation/host: Family Advocacy
Defend the NDIS: A Sort Your Support online forum
Sort Your Support is hosting a forum with people with disability and their supporters to discuss how the NDIS can be fixed. The NDIS should be something to be proud of, a rights based funding system to enable people with disability to live an ordinary life. The NDIS in its current form is not what was promised. Funding has been cut from plans, wait times are getting longer, and people are needing to fight NDIS lawyers to get the support they need. Something has to change.
Date: April 28 | Time: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM AEST
Location: Online (Zoom)
Organisation/host: Sort Your Support
Adelaide (Online): SACID Crew Defend Our NDIS
Join us for an Hour of Power!
We’re ready to #DefendOurNDIS and would love you to be part of it.
There’ll be fun and easy ways to take part, have your say and who knows maybe even some dancing and music!
By the end of the hour of power, we’ll put together a mighty big message that we’ll share with politicians and candidates about why the NDIS matters in this election (and the future!)
It’ll be on Zoom, so you can take part from wherever you are across South Australia (and be safe).
Date: 28 April | Time: 2pm - 3pm ACST
Location: Zoom (online)
Organisation/host: South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability (SACID)
Melbourne (Online): Defend Our NDIS Morning Tea
Join Melba Support Services CEO Hayley Dean at our online rally and be a part of the National Day of Action to stop the cuts! Learn how you can help make this campaign visible in communities and how to influence candidates ahead of the election. Set aside 20 minutes in your calendar – all are welcome. Bring friends and family along to show how much we care about a strong NDIS.
At 10am on Thursday 28 April, grab a coffee or tea and enter the zoom room here: https://zoom.us/j/99296897519
Date: 28 April | Time: 10:00 am (AEST)
Location: Online (Zoom)
Organisation/host: Melba Support Services
Online: Defend Our NDIS SWAN Australia Event
Syndromes Without a Name (SWAN) Australia is hosting a virtual Defend Our NDIS event for the National Day of Action. If you cannot attend, we invite you to submit a video about your recent experience with the NDIS. You can also use our template letter to email your candidates with SWAN asks this election. Contact SWAN Australia CEO Heather Renton for more info or guidance.
Date: 28 April | Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST)
Organisation/host: Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia
You Need Us
Date: April 28 2022 | Time: 12pm AEST
Organisation/host: Sam Petersen
An Online Chat About Why ‘Defending Our “NDIS” is Important to Us on a Personal Level
This is an online event via ‘Messenger Rooms”, which can be accessed via “Facebook”, or via ‘Messenger App”.
Date: Saturday 7th May, 2022 | Time: 5.00pm (AEST)
Organisation/host: Tiffany Trudgeon
#DefendOurNDIS Twitter Storm
In a galaxy not so far away, on the eve of Every Australian Counts #DefendOurNDIS National Day of Action there’s going to be a Twitter Storm … get your fingers or voice to text options warmed up..
Join for a fast-paced hour of all things #NDIS
– why it matters
– the difference it has made
– the missing tier
– research it has ignored
– the future & more
Let’s get it out there just what the pollies & everyone needs to know as we head to #Election2022 #AusVotes
Date: 27 April | Time: 8-9PM (AEST)
Organisation/host: Aine Hillbilly