Are you a HACSU Delegate?
Have you registered for our HACSU Delegates Conference?
If not, then what are you waiting for?!
This year, the much-loved HACSU Delegates Conference will be heading online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, we have plenty of informative workshops and intriguing guest speakers planned. We will be holding the conference over two days, with a conference for our disability members being held on Friday 13th November and a conference for our mental health and alcohol & drug services members being held on Friday 27th November.
We have secured the services of some wonderful guest speakers for our Disability Delegates Conference, including Minister for Disability Luke Donnellan, Shadow Minister of the NDIS Bill Shorten and HSU National Secretary Lloyd Williams.
Minister for Child Protection and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan has been in this role since 2018. He is also the State Member for Narre Warren North. Minister Donnellan previously served as Minister for Roads and Road Safety (2014-2018), Minister for Ports (2014-2018), Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier (2007-2010), and Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance (2006-2007).
Shadow Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten was the former Opposition Leader of Australia. Minister Shorten is familiar with the union movement, having worked as a union organiser, lawyer, union secretary and as a member of the ACTU executive. He joined the Labor Party at the age of 17 and has since dedicated his entire adult life to serving the Labor movement. Minister Shorten was formerly the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and began work on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which he now does as the Shadow Minister of the NDIS.
Victorian Disability Worker Commissioner and Head of the Commission, Dan Stubbs was appointed to the role in 2019 by the Governor-In-Council. He is responsible for regulating the conduct of disability workers. As well as regulating unregistered workers, Stubbs also responds to complaints about all disability workers and has the power to ban unregistered workers from the sector for breaching a code of conduct. He is passionate about the rights and entitlements of vulnerable people and has a history of advocating for their rights.
Health Services Union National Secretary Lloyd Williams was HACSU's former State Secretary, having served in the role for 19 years before Paul Healey and Kate Marshall became HACSU leaders. At HACSU, Williams also worked as a Health and Safety Officer, Senior Organiser and Executive Officer/ Assistant State Secretary. Before working at HACSU, Williams worked as an Occupational Health and Safety Manager at Mont Park Hospital.
For our Mental Health and Alcohol and Drugs Services Delegates Conference, Ministers Emma McBride and James Merlino will be speaking to members.
Emma McBride MP is the Federal Member for Dobell, Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Shadow Assistant Minister for Carers. Emma was elected to parliament in 2016 and is now in her second term as the member for Dobell. Prior to becoming an MP, Emma was a pharmacist and worked at Wyong Hospital for 10 years. She was formerly the Chief Pharmacist of Wyong Hospital and the Deputy Director of Pharmacy for Central Coast Local Health District.
James Merlino MP is the State Member for Monbulk and Minister for Mental Health and Education. He has been Victoria's Deputy Premier since 2014. Before entering Parliament, James was a National Industrial Officer for the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Union. His previous portfolios include Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs, Police, Corrections, TAC and Road Safety and Emergency Services.
To register for these conferences, click here.
We look forward to seeing you there!