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Evening Discussion for Brothers and Sisters: What will the NDIS mean for me and my family?

August 30, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm


About the evening:

This conversation evening will be a chance for brothers and sisters to discuss what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is likely to mean for their family member.
The NDIS is gradually rolling out across Queensland and is a major change for how services are provided. It brings the opportunity for people with disability and those closest to them to have a greater say over their support arrangements.
In navigating this new system families will do best when they are well-informed and prepared for these changes.
This session will provide a brief update on the NDIS so far and Queensland based brothers and sisters whose family members are already in the scheme will share their experiences and reflections as a basis for discussion.

Families are complex organisms! Despite strong bonds of love and loyalty, families avoid the thorny or most emotionally charged topics – or conversations are fraught. Great fun to watch on a sit-com, but less amusing in real life!

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Who should attend? 

This evening conversation is for adult brothers and sisters who want to support a good life for their family member with disability.  It will presume some knowledge of the NDIS.  Pre-reading, links and handouts will be available for those who have not previously attended information sessions on the NDIS.

The Presenter:

Catherine Laherty joined CRU as a Consultant in January 2015, as part of the team working on the NDIS Participant Readiness project. She regularly presents “Getting Informed” sessions for people with disability and families on the NDIS.

Her professional background has largely been in membership-based social change organisations, working at the Services Union (the ASU) and Amnesty International Australia.

Catherine has 3 brothers, one of whom has a disability, and has recently entered the NDIS scheme. Catherine will share insights from her family experience alongside other families who have recent experience of the NDIS.

**RSVP by Wednesday 24th August 2017 ** Numbers are limited **

Please note that this event is only for siblings who have a family member with a disability.

Need some assistance with fees?

CRU has some capacity to reduce registration fees and assist with other costs, particularly for people with disability and family members not sponsored by an organisation. Contact CRU for more information.

To view CRU’s cancellation policy please visit this link – https://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation




What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please note: If arriving after 5.40pm please phone CRU 3844 2211 to gain access to building and to use the lifts.  Turn right at the lifts to the CRU office.

NB –The building is opposite St Mary’s Catholic Church.

The entrance is via Merivale Street and is the Commercial Entry to the Building. It’s the building with the big red stripe down the side.

Getting here:

Bus the closest bus way is at the Cultural Centre on Melbourne Street. To get to CRU from there turn right into Grey Street – walk along Grey until you reach Peel Street. Turn left at Peel and walk approx 230 m to the corner of Merivale and Peel Sts.

City Cat the city cat terminal closest to CRU is adjacent to QPAC at Southbank. It is approximately 1.2km walk from there.

Train the closest train station is South Brisbane which is on Grey Street opposite QPAC. It is about 600m from there to CRU.

Car Merivale Street is one way – you will need to enter Merivale from Montague Road to drop off passengers at the door.

Parking On street parking in this area is limited. There is some 4hr ($1.60 per hour) ‘on street’ metered parking in Merivale Street and Montague Road.
Manning Street and Boundary Street have 9 hr on street parking (max cost of $8/day ; 7am – 7pm).
Brisbane city council has a metered parking station on the corner of Montague Rd and Cordelia Streets.
GOMA, Art Gallery and Convention Centre have car parks, which are in walking distance.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


  • If, after booking an event you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate someone else to attend in your place at no additional cost.
  • Please advise substitutions in writing so a correct name tag will be available at the registration desk and dietary needs are recorded.

Can I update my registration information?


What is the refund policy?

Before RSVP Date –  Full refund received

After 5pm on the RSVP date –  No Refund provided *

*In exceptional circumstances you can apply in writing for a possible refund.


August 30, 2017
5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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Community Resource Unit Ltd.
07 3844 2211


Community Resource Unit Ltd
South Central Commercial Building. Level 2, 43 Peel Street (entrance on Merivale)
South Brisbane,Queensland4101Australia
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