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President

Phone: +61 * **** ****  HQ Phone
Email: k***@***.au
Local Address: Queensland, Australia
Women With Disabilities Australia
P.O. Box 605
Rosny Park , Tasmania 7018
Australia

Company Description: WWDA is managed by a National Management Committee, which is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. All members are women with disabilities. The WWDA...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Master of Human Services
  • Bachelor of Social Science
19 Total References
Web References
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wwda.org.au, 2 Oct 2014 [cached]
a picture of Karin Swift
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Karin Swift - WWDA President
Karin Swift is a member of several key community organisations and networks in Queensland involved in attempting to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Karin has worked in a wide variety of roles in both community and government settings, across a number of key areas including: tertiary education, women's issues, advocacy, disability issues, housing issues, mental health issues, and futures planning. Karin has worked as a Project Worker at Kyabra Community Association in the Building Tomorrows Together Project. Karin is passionate about social justice and community inclusion and in her 'spare' time is involved in several social advocacy organisations in Queensland. Karin is a past member of the Management Committee of Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and has presented many Conference papers on behalf of WWDA. As well as her role on the WWDA board Karin currently holds the following positions: Vice-President of Queensland Parents for People with a Disability; Secretary of Queensland Disability Housing Coalition; Treasurer of AMPARO Advocacy, an advocacy organisation for people with disability from non-English Speaking backgrounds in Brisbane; and, Member of Queensland Action for Universal Housing Design. Karin lives in a lovely house on the south side of Brisbane with her husband David and enjoys regularly catching up with family and friends.
Mid Term Funding Grant Report 1998 - 1999: Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
wwda.org.au, 1 July 1998 [cached]
Karin Swift, a WWDA member from Brisbane who has done some work on violence against women with disabilities, presented a paper on Women With Disabilities and Violence on behalf of WWDA.
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Karin Swift, Queensland's representative on the WWDA National Executive Committee, is the Convenor of the group. Over the last 6 months, Karin has undertaken a significant amount of work in networking with Queensland based women's organisations and organisations in the disability sector. Karin has also widely promoted the Queensland WWDA group to potential new members. In late 98, Karin met with Minister Anna Bligh (Queensland Minister for Disability Services) to discuss the issues concerning women with disabilities in Queensland.
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Karin has also represented WWDA nationally at a number of forums and Conferences.
Amparo Advocacy
amparo.org.au, 7 Feb 2015 [cached]
Karin Swift Secretary
CRU - Community Resource Unit - CRUcial Times Issue 35: March 2006
www.cru.org.au, 1 Mar 2006 [cached]
Karin Swift has been interested in disability issues for most of her life. She has been involved in various Brisbane networks for over 12 years and has a keen sense of social justice. Currently, Karin is employed as the Coordinator of Queensland Disability Housing Coalition Inc. Karin lives with her husband, David, in a lovely house on Brisbane's south side and in her 'spare' time, she is a member of management committees of advocacy organisations for people with disability in Brisbane.
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA): Management and Staff
wwda.org.au, 16 Jan 2014 [cached]
a picture of Karin Swift
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Karin Swift - WWDA President Karin Swift is a member of several key community organisations and networks in Queensland involved in attempting to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Karin has worked in a wide variety of roles in both community and government settings, across a number of key areas including: tertiary education, women's issues, advocacy, disability issues, housing issues, mental health issues, and futures planning. Karin has worked as a Project Worker at Kyabra Community Association in the Building Tomorrows Together Project. Karin is passionate about social justice and community inclusion and in her 'spare' time is involved in several social advocacy organisations in Queensland. Karin is a past member of the Management Committee of Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and has presented many Conference papers on behalf of WWDA. As well as her role on the WWDA board Karin currently
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