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We are excited to welcome our 2022 Voices in Action speakers!

Keynote Speakers (a-z)

Catherine Liddle

An Arrernte/Luritja woman from Central Australia, Catherine has a strong background in senior management positions with First Nations organisations. Catherine has also held senior roles within the Northern Territory Education Department, the ABC, and NITV/SBS. Read more.

Gregory Nicolau

Gregory Nicolau is a Melbourne based Consultant Psychologist and entrepreneur. He is the Founder and former CEO of Australian Childhood Trauma Group and Founder of the Tech Startup Ripple that monitors the mental health and wellbeing of people and directs best practice interventions. Read more.

Isaiah Dawe

As Founder and CEO of ID. Know Yourself, Isaiah is determined to impact the lives of the 22,000 Aboriginal children in Out of Home Care, their purpose is to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma and disadvantage by establishing belonging, discovering purpose and empowering positive choices. Read more.

Dr Michael Unger

Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is a Family Therapist and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. His research on resilience around the world and across cultures has made him one of the best-known scholars in the field. Read more.

Speakers (a-z)

Adina Gunnis

CREATE Foundation

Alanah Grace

Churches of Christ QLD

Andrew Cummings

Andrew Cummings Training and Consultancy

Anne Hollonds


Ashley Shearer


Ben McMullin

CREATE Foundation

Brooke Weston-Hill

Churches of Christ QLD

Caine Wild

Wild Intervention Ltd

Cathy Taylor

SA Department of Child Protection

GG David Hurley


Deb Watson

CREATE Foundation

Deb Tsorbaris

Centre For Excellence

Dr Joseph McDowall

CREATE Foundation

Elise Hilder

CREATE Foundation

Ellie Perkins

CREATE Foundation

Erin Laing

CREATE Foundation

Hannah Mawbey

Wild InDepartment Of Children, Youth Justice & Multicultural Affairs

Isabella Ciezkowski

No Capes for Change

Jacqui Reed

CREATE Foundation

Jamie Lee Evans


Jane French

Life Without Barriers

Jarrod Wheatley

Professional Individualized Care

Katie Creed

CREATE Foundation

Katrine Hildyard

SA Government

Lindsay Wegener


Lisa Appleby

Transition and Post Care Support | Specialist Services

Luke Twyford

Queensland Family and Child Commission

Paul McDonald

Anglicare Victoria

Penny Wright

No Capes for Change

Phi Theodoros

Living Arts – Life Without Barriers

Phil Craine

University of Sunshine Coast

Tupua Ulrich

VOYCE Whakarongo Mai