PROGRAM SNAPSHOT

Celebrate. Reflect. Advance: Challenges and Possibilities for Multicultural Australia

Sunday 8 October 2017
Youth Day – for more information click here.
Monday 9 October 2017
0730 – 1700 Registration Open              
0830 – 0850 Welcome to Country
0850 – 0900

Welcome and Conference Opening
Joe Caputo OAM JP, Chairperson, FECCA
Kevin Kadirgamar, Deputy Chair / MCNT President

0900 – 0910

Opening Speech
Senator The Hon. Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs

0910 – 0920 Opening Speech
The Hon. Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia
 0920 – 0950 Plenary Session
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner
0950 – 1100  Plenary Session
Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
Nipuni & Gayana Wijerwickrema, co-founders of GG’s Flowers
 1100 – 1130  Morning Tea    
 1130 – 1300    Open Presentation Sessions   
 Session 1 – Ageing  Session 2 – Business Session 3 – Digital Inclusion Session 4 – Language
1225 – 1330 Donate Life Q&A Panel on Organ Donation
1300 – 1400  Lunch with local talent performance, display
1400 – 1540 Open Presentation Session
Session 5 – Difficult Conversations Session 6 – Local Government Session 7 – Organisational Change Session 8 – Racism
1540 – 1610  Afternoon Tea
1610 – 1710 

Story Telling Q & A Panel

Panellists
Tanya Orman, NITV Channel Manager

 1900 – 2230

Conference Dinner
Darwin Skycity

Official Address: Michael Ebeid, Chief Executive Officer, SBS

Tuesday 10 October 2017
0745 – 0845

Special Workshop – limited capacity
Stories from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing and how you can have a say in how Australia can conduct an even better Census in 2021!

Michel Brunton, Assistant Director, Inclusive Strategies, 2021 Census Enumeration, Australian Bureau of Statistics

0730 – 1730 Registration Open
0900 – 0930 Speech by Dr Richard Di Natale, Leader, Australian Greens
0930 – 1030   Plenary Session
1030 – 1100 Morning Tea    
 1100 – 1230 Open Presentation Sessions    
  Session 9 – Protecting Multiculturalism

Session 10 – Refugee Settlement

Session 11 – Multifaith Multiculturalism Session 12 – Healthcare & Disability
1230 – 1325 Building a New Life in Australia: Using longitudinal data to better understand the settlement outcomes of humanitarian migrants
Evan Lewis & Deborah Kikkawa, Department of Social Services
 1230 – 1330 Lunch with local talent performance, display
 1330 – 1500  Open Presentation Sessions    
Session 13 – Social Cohesion Session 14 – Wellbeing Session 15 – Arts Session 16 – Domestic Violence
 1500 – 1530 Afternoon Tea    
 1530 – 1700

Contemporary Multiculturalism Q & A
Plenary Panel Discussion    

Panellists:
Hass Dellal, SBS Chairman
Prof Fethi Mansouri, Deakin University
Dr Sue Stanton BA (NTU); MA (UArizona); PhD (CDU), Kungarakan-Gurindji (NT), Fulbright Scholar

 1700 – 1715 Conference Close    

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Major Supporter

Government Partner

 

When
8 – 10 October 2017

Where

Darwin Convention Centre
Stokes Hill Road,
Darwin, NT 0800


Key Dates

April 2017
Registration Opens

26 July 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline

9 August 2017
Notification of Abstract Acceptance 

16 August 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline

8 October 2017
Conference Commences