Join Vivian Schenker for Inclusive Agenda. The program offers a platform for decision-makers, researchers and innovators to discuss initiatives that affect people with a disability, the elderly and the marginalised. This 30-min monthly program will provide interviews with key personnel as well as interesting and informative panel discussions airing differing views or complementary views on a key issue or policy.
#18 - Megan Lawson, NSW Council on the Ageing
This week, inclusive Agenda talks to Meagan Lawson, CEO of the NSW Council on the Ageing. The program focusses on some substantial research commissioned by the Council which reveals more older Australians now think their quality of life is deteriorating than ever before.
#17 - Queenie Tran and Accessible Housing
Vivian Schenker speaks with Queenie Tran, who has devoted her career to changing the way we think about our homes. She became known for her role at Summer Housing, a not-for-profit which became Australia's largest specialist disability accommodation (SDA) provider, and recently joined Conscious Investment Management, focusing on securing the funds needed for such housing.
#16 - Mary Murphy, Facilitator at PALZ (Professionals with Alzheimer’s)
Mary Murphy is a Sydney-based facilitator at PALZ, a group which supports professional people with Alzheimer's disease. She speaks with Vivian Schenker about the history of the global organisation, and how they assist with workplace accessibility and social connection.
Learn more or form your own group at palzglobal.org.au
#15 - Nicky Sloan, CEO of Community Industry Group
This episode features Nicky Sloan, an experienced advocate for community services in the Illawarra region, and current CEO of the wonderful Community Industry Group. She speaks to Vivian Schenker about how the company assists people with disability, their impact on local government policies, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their work.
#14 - Nas Campanella, ABC Disability Affairs Reporter
In this episode we catch up with Nas Campanella, a trail-blazing journalist who has worked with the ABC for over a decade. She speaks of her background, the technicalities of her job, covering the Disability Royal Commission, and challenging expectations of people with disability.
#13 - Graham Innes, Former Disability Commissioner
Inclusive Agenda talks to Graeme Innes, lawyer, company director, activist and former Disability Commissioner about his life, changing attitudes and what he calls the “soft bigotry of low expectations”.