Inclusive Agenda

Vivian Schenker presents a program offering a platform for decision-makers, researchers and innovators to discuss major initiatives that affect people with a disability, the elderly and the marginalised. Lunching a new episode every four weeks and repeated each fortnight, this 30-minute program provides interviews with leading personnel as well as interesting and informative panel discussions airing differing or complementary views on a key issue or policy.

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Program #12 Bev Lange

In this episode we talk to Bev Lange, executive officer of a group called Elder Abuse Australia. She describes the most widespread forms of abuse, signs you should watch for and what you can do if you suspect someone you care about is being mistreated.

Original broadcast date 14.11.2021

Program #11 - Dougie Herd

Dougie Herd is a long-time activist and one of the original architects of the NDIS. In this program, he talks about how the NDIS has been working in practical terms and how proposed changes made such a personal impact on him and other people living with a disability.

Original broadcast date 17.10.2021


Program #10 - Murray Elbourn

As Australia celebrates the success of our Paralympic athletes at the Tokyo Games, Inclusive Agenda talks to Murray Elbourn, CEO of Disability Sports Australia. Himself a former athlete, coach and administrator, Murray talks about the importance of sport for people with a disability at both the elite and the grass roots levels.

Original broadcast date 19.09.2021


Program #9 - Professor Simon Darcy

Professor Simon Darcy from the University of Technology Sydney talks about some of the difficulties faced by people with a disability who want to travel and reveals some of the innovations that have made some tourist destinations more accessible and attractive to a broader spectrum of travellers. He also discusses some of his recent research into entrepreneurship for people with disability.

Original broadcast date 25.07.2021


Program #8

Mary Sayers, CEO of Children and Young People with Disability Australia, CYDA, talks about the many challenges facing young people in education, employment and care. She also discusses the growing disability pride movement and some of the ways young people are finding to tell their stories.

Original broadcast date 27.06.2021


Program #7

The remarkable Greens Senator Jordan Steele-John. The youngest Senator ever and the first person with a disability to sit in the upper house, he talks passionately about growing up in a multigenerational family who supported him all the way, about proposed changes to the NDIS and about disability pride.

Original broadcast date 30.05.2021


Program #6 

This week's guest is Anika Stobart, from the policy think tank, The Grattan Institute. She looks at some of the key recommendations of the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care and talks about what is needed to improve a system in desperate need of an overhaul.

Original broadcast date 27.04.2021


Program #5

Cinda Viranna, Head of Indigenous, Diversity and Inclusion at the ABC talks about the changing face of Australian TV and efforts to improve diversity both onscreen and off.

Original broadcast date: 04.04.21


Program #04 

Councillor Jess Scully, Deputy Lord Mayor of the Sydney City Council talks about some of the council's initiatives relating to disability and diversity.

Original broadcast date 07.03.2021


    Program #03

    Ronald Sackville, Chair of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with a Disability.

    Original broadcast date 07.02.2021


      Program #02

      Dr Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

      Original broadcast date 10.01.2021


        Program #01

        Robert Fitzgerald AM, NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner.

        Original broadcast date 13.12.2021

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