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SACOSS Disability & Essential Services Conference 2018



SACOSS Essential Services and Consumers Living with Disability Conference 2018: Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Transport

Super early bird tickets on sale now! Don't miss out!

  • SACOSS Members $220 (if your organisation is not a SACOSS member, join here)
  • Community Sector (Non-SACOSS members) $275
  • Government, Corporate, Industry, Private $352

Register by 31 January for this amazing offer! (ticket prices include GST)

Everyone has a right to affordable and equitable access to essential services such as energy, water, telecommunications and transport. With over four million people in Australia with some form of disability, essential service businesses can ensure that people living with a disability are well considered. In this context, it is vital to deliver best practice, affordability, consumer protection, and effective regulation to enable access, participation and choice in the energy, water, telecommunication and transport sectors.

The 2018 SACOSS Essential Services and Consumers Living with Disability Conference will bring together businesses, government, community sector workers including disability advocates, service providers and consumers living with a disability (including families and carers) in the energy, water, telecommunications and transport space. Delegates will share and hear about the needs and experiences of those living with a disability and explore how essential service businesses can address disadvantage for those in vulnerable situations.

This Conference is one in a series of SACOSS Vulnerability and Affordability Conferences for the essential services sectors.

Our keynote speaker Cosmo Graham is a Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Leicester and Director of the Centre for Consumers and Essential Services. He specialises in the regulation of public utilities and is co-editor of the Utilities Law Review. Professor Graham was a member of the UK's Competition Commission (1999-2008) and the European Commission’s working group on vulnerable consumers in the energy sector.

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Cathedral Room, Adelaide Oval

War Memorial Drive
North AdelaideSouth Australia 5006
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