Program Highlights & Speakers
Conference highlights include:
- Innovative diverse ER services
- Working with migrants and refugees
- Interactive session on the findings of the ER Scoping Paper
- The housing crisis facing Western Australian’s on low incomes
W/Prof Carmen Lawrence – Social Change in Western Australia
Carmen Lawrence has had a long career in State and Federal politics. She is now a Fellow of the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Chair of the Australian Heritage Council. Carmen is currently the Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Change at UWA.
Carmen will present on the forces driving significant social change in WA, reactions to that change and the effects on the most vulnerable in our society.
Tammy Solonec – Communication and Indigenous People
Tammy is a Nyikina woman from Derby in the Kimberley and is currently a Director of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. Tammy was awarded Young Female Lawyer and Lawyer of the Year for WA in 2012.
Tammy has been involved in advocating for Indigenous peoples at local, state, national and international levels, including the United Nations. As a writer and editor she has had legal articles and social columns published on a variety of topics.
Sue King – The Complexities of Poverty
Sue King is the Director of Advocacy and Research at ANGLICARE Sydney. Sue is a strong believer in the need to provide a rigorous evidence base to systemic advocacy.
She co-authored the national food insecurity study launched in October 2012 which was the culmination of five years study in this area.