1 to 3 July. AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is co-convening the 2019 AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference with Queensland University of Technology. The theme is ‘Research for the 21st Century’. The 2019 conference will build on our previous themes of impact and engagement, to explore the interweaving strands of capacity of research and the transformative capability of Indigenous research for the 21st century. The conference draws together researchers, policymakers, cultural and collecting institutions, the corporate sector, and Indigenous organisations and communities to consider the capacity of the research sector to meet the needs of Indigenous policy and community into the future. Cost: various, Registration essential. 09.00am of Monday, 1 July to 5.00pm of Wednesday, 3 July. QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane City. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information.

17 to 18 July. Changing Lives, Changing Communities – Normanton. What will it take to create a Normanton community where everyone contributes, matters, and belongs? Queensland Council of Social Service invites you to Changing Lives, Changing Communities, which aims to bring people in all parts of the community together, to co-create solutions to ensure people with disability are included in their community, and can access what they need like a place to call home, good health, transport, education, and a job. This is your opportunity to be part of a movement for change towards an inclusive Normanton by 2030. Cost: Free, Registration essential. 9.00am to 3.00pm. Normanton Shire Hall, Landsborough Street, Normanton. Enquiries: (07) 3004 6900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information.

29 to 31 July. Closing the Gap on Indigenous Health Conference. The Closing the Gap on Indigenous Health conference is a platform uniting indigenous communities, policy makers and healthcare providers to drive health equality and establish an environment in which Australia’s indigenous population can thrive. 10 years have passed and over $100 billion has been spent since the federal government released its initial Closing the Gap report in 2006, committed to specific targets for reducing inequalities across Australia’s indigenous populations. To date, only two of the original seven targets to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander livelihood have been met and neither of these reflect key health indicators. The conference will feature over 25+ industry leaders who will address actual and current health needs to close the gap on health equality for indigenous communities that will enable collaboration amidst community elders, government and healthcare providers. Cost: various, Registration essential – use the VIP code APO10 to receive a 10% discount. From 8.30 am of Monday, 29 July to 5.30pm of Wednesday, 31 July. Deluxe city hotel in Brisbane CBD – Venue will be confirmed 4 weeks prior to the event and registered delegates will be notified. All attendees will receive full venue details 4 weeks prior to this event. Enquiries: (02) 9188 8950 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information.

5 to 7 August. 6th National Conference on Missionary Clergy and Religious in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities. The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office invites you to join the 6th National Conference on Missionary Clergy and Religious in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities. Everyone is welcome to attend the conference and in particular we would like to extend a warm invitation to all priests, religious men and women, and all those who work with missionary clergy and religious who have come to minister in Australia from overseas. The conference will provide delegates, missionary priests, and religious opportunities to receive formation on some of the issues they face when ministering in Australia, obtain mutual support through shared experiences in relation to the different cultural expressions of the people they serve, and be affirmed regarding who they are and the pastoral work that they undertake. Cost: various, bookings essential. All welcome. Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg St, South Brisbane. Enquiries: Louis Barcelona (02) 6201 9848 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information and Registration.

27 to 29 August. National Community Legal Centres (CLC) Conference: Power, Purpose, Possibilities. The National CLC invites you this opportunity to debate political and ethical questions, and to develop strategies for systemic change. Through this conference, participants are encouraged to take actions to address economic inequality and ecological crisis, build a fairer society, working towards social justice, ecological justice, and justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Cost: various, Early Bird rate until 5 July, Registration essential. All day. Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane. Enquiries: Alice Jones Rabbitt or Meg Houston (02) 9264 9595 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information.

 

 

 

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