Disability Research Symposium
As part of the Australian Government’s
commitment to disability inclusive development the Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded a disability research symposium - Disability
in Development: shaping policy and practice.
symposium, which was hosted by the Australian Disability and Development
Consortium (ADDC) and supported by the Australian Council for International
Development (ACFID) University Network, provided an
important opportunity for researchers and practitioners from Australia and the
region to come together to share research approaches and outcomes to better
inform policy and practice in disability inclusive development.
The symposium was held in Canberra at
the National Convention Centre on Thursday
28 and Friday 29 August 2014. During this week the Australian
Government’s Disability Reference Group (DRG) also met in Canberra and a number
of DRG members, and symposium delegates attended a function at Parliament House
to meet with Australian Senators and Members of Parliament.