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NDS releases the preliminary program for the Regional and Remote Conference

Regional and Remote Conference 2023


NDS is excited to release the preliminary program for the upcoming Regional and Remote Conference on 14 March at the Darwin Convention Centre. 

Focusing on the possibilities for disability service providers in regional and remote areas, the conference will explore topics of special concern and urgency for regional and remote providers: 

  • workforce sourcing and retention 
  • good service provision 
  • effective engagement with communities and cultures 
  • culturally secure practices.  

Already an exciting line up of experts, innovators, and thinkers have been booked to discuss the special challenges and rewards of service delivery in regional and remote communities. 

Speaker highlights 

  • Nadia Lindop, CEO, MJD Foundation, will speak via link-up on the Kin Connect Program, it’s goals and challenges and how they overcome barriers. 
  • Tino Encabo, Behaviour Support Practitioner, Far North, will talk about delivering PBS in remote communities. 
  • Northern Territory Primary Health Network’s presentation will focus on working with the Rural Workforce Agency and commissioning that delivers care for everyone in rural and remote Northern Territory. 
  • Lori Roberts, Occupational Therapist, Charles Darwin University, will deliver a qualitative collective case study. 
  • The title of the talk by Thea Dunkley, NDIS Section Manager, Child Youth and Families Division, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, is “The Journey of an Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Service entering the NDIS Service Provider Market”. 
  • Genna Stiles, Occupational Therapist, Carpentaria, will make her presentation “An innovative solution to addressing the market gap in accessing paediatric assistive technology in the Northern Territory”.  
  • There will also be presentations from Jeannette Stott, psychologist, Relationships Australia South Australia, and Gemma Tuxworth, Projects Director, SARRAH (Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health.  

Further program information will be available on the website as it comes to hand.   

Early-bird extended  

Early bird ticket prices have been extended. Get an early-bird discount by registering before 5pm AEDT on Friday 3 March. 

Register now for the Regional and Remote Conference on 14 March and get the early bird rate.  

NT Disability Hot Topics Breakfast 

Also on 14 March in Darwin is the NT Disability Hot Topics Breakfast. This is a forum for the major issues for the sector and a chance to share experiences and ideas with Territorian colleagues across the industry. 

Over a delicious breakfast at the Darwin Convention Centre, NDS CEO, Laurie Leigh, will take you through key themes and issues in the recent State of the Disability Report, how they affect providers in the Northern Territory, and what is being done to address them. Providing the NT Government’s perspective, the Minister for Disabilities, the Hon. Ngaree Ah Kit, will also be speaking.   

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023 
Time: 7:30 to 8:55am (Arrival from 7:00am ACST) 
Location: Darwin Convention Centre, Room 3 and 4 

Find out more and register


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