DSC’s Annual NDIS Conference 2024

Sydney & Online, March 26-27

Chris Coombes

Subject Matter Specialist, DSC


Chris entered the sector as a support worker 13 years ago. Early on, Chris was working alongside a person who was unnecessarily detained in a prison. The injustice ignited a fire in his belly for a fairer system and drove him to study social policy. Completing a masters from the London School of Economics, Chris gained a global lens to dissect disability policy in Australia. Chris has since supported the roll-out of the Justice Liaison programme with the NDIA, and worked as a non-legal Appeals Advocate. A side gig as an Independent Expert Reviewer gives Chris hope about a fairer system for NDIS reviews, while writing articles and training brilliant workers with DSC fills Chris' cup. Chris’ enthusiasm and eagerness to learn from all makes him a valued team member. Chris’s other talents include hide-and-seek and making people feel good about themselves.

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