Plenary Speakers

Dreaming our children’s future

Addressing theme one:
Improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Children and young people at risk of entering, or in the child protection system


Richard Weston
Chief Executive Officer, Healing Foundation

Keynote ADDRESS:
Early intervention and prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their mothers

Addressing theme two:
Improving access to prevention and early intervention
Print Joint service planning and investment


Antoinette Braybrook
CEO, Djirra & National (Aboriginal) Family Violence Prevention & Legal Services Forum

Keeping children safe and settled: achieving placement stability in out-of-home care

Addressing theme three:
Improving placement stability for children and young people in out-of-home care
Print Reunification and other permanent care options


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Annette Michaux
Director, Parenting Research Centre



Natalie Lewis
CEO, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak




Professor Clare Tilbury
School of Human Services and Social Work
Griffith University




Deidre Mulkerin
Deputy Secretary
NSW Family & Community Services

by young people, for young people

Addressing theme four:
Keeping children and young people safe from abuse
Print Organisations and government

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Panel Facilitator:
Paris McMahon
Young Thinker in Residence for the ACT Human Rights Commission


Young Advisor, Canberra PCYC



Grace Edward
MYAN Australia’s Youth Ambassador for Queensland and a founding member of the MyQ (Multicultural Youth QLD) Youth Council



Young Advisor, Canberra PCYC



Mary Harm
President of the Asia Pacific Youth Parliament for Water
and Content Writer for Cultural Pulse.



Kathryn Schmidt
Executive Committee Member, YMCA QLD Youth Parliament and practising Solicitor.



Karlie Stewart
The Healing Foundation’s Youth Advisory Group member and Social Worker.


Keynote ADDRESS:
“An opportunity for us to be bold and ambitious and to achieve meaningful change”: Developing New Zealand’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

Addressing theme five:
Print Strengthening our focus on wellbeing Beyond 2020

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Maree Brown
Director, Child Wellbeing Unit
New Zealand Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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