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Meet Arthur Rogers, Disability Services Commissioner

Arthur Rogers standing outside next to a tree against a city backdrop.

13th September 2018

Arthur Rogers is a strong believer in people’s right to make choices about their own lives.

Arthur was appointed as Victoria’s new Disability Services Commissioner in August 2018.

Bringing extensive experience in public administration and human services. Arthur has held leadership roles in disability, social housing and service design.

A strong advocate for independent choice and the inclusion of people with a disability, Arthur led the development of Victoria’s first 10 year State Disability Plan, the Disability Act 2006 and the introduction of client controlled and individualised planning and funding.

He was also the Director of Housing and Deputy Secretary, Service Design and Implementation. More recently Arthur has been in the Department of Premier and Cabinet working on Victoria’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

In recognition of his service to the community and disability services Arthur has been awarded a Centenary Medal and Public Service Medal.

Arthur says “working with people with disability, family, friends, and Victorian disability services is my biggest priority.”

“We all have the right to choose how we wish to live our lives. I value and support the knowledge and experience people with disability have in making choices about their own health and wellbeing.”

“To this end we are committed to working with people with disability and services to provide high quality, person centred Victorian disability services.”

Following his appointment in 2007, Laurie Harkin AM retired from the role on Friday 6 July 2018. Dr Lynne Coulson Barr acted in the role while Mr Harkin AM was on leave.


Level 30, 570 Bourke Street,

Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 Australia

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