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TIM MCMILLAN - HOST/EMCEE

Born in Perth, Tim completed a Bachelor of Science at UWA before deciding to pursue his interest in news. He completed a degree in Broadcasting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts then started his media career at ABC 720 Perth.

He continued his career in Europe before returning to Australia to ABC Radio Melbourne. In 2007, he joined Nine News Melbourne. During his time in Melbourne, he won two Quill Awards. Tim is currently News Anchor for Nine News Perth and is considered one of WA's most respected journalists.



BERNARD SALT (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)
PARTNER-IN-CHARGE, DEMOGRAPHICS, KPMG AUSTRALIA

Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia's leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community.  He is a high-profile Melbourne-based Partner with the global advisory firm KPMG where he founded the specialist advisory business, KPMG Demographics.

Bernard writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper that deal with social, generational and demographic matters.

He is an adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School and holds a Master of Arts degree from Monash University and perhaps best known to the wider community for his penchant for identifying and tagging new tribes and social behavious such as 'the seachange shift' and 'the man drought'. He is one of the most widely-read social commentators in Australia. His books, columns and presentations are followed by all levels of business, government and the community.


ALEEM ALI
NATIONAL MANAGER, WELCOMING CITIES

Aleem Ali works with passionate people to implement great ideas for the common good.

Awarded and recognised for his contribution to the community, Aleem has spent the past 20 years seeding and mentoring the development of various programs, initiatives and enterprises including the Academy for Young Entrepreneurs, Bizness Men, Human Ventures, Bleeding Heart,  YAMP (Youth Arts Mentoring Program) and Stylin' Up.

Aleem's current role is National Manager of Welcoming Cities - a growing business that works with local governments through a multi-sector approach to ensure that recently arrived migrants are welcome and have access and support to engage in ongoing socio-economic opportunities and community life.


CAROL INNES
CO-CHAIR, RECONCILIATION WA

Carol Innes currently holds the position of Manager, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage & Arts at the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. This is a relevantly new role to the organisation, concentrating on Aboriginal engagement in the urban development projects that the organisation delivers. Carol has been in this role since May 2015.

Prior to this, Carol was employed at the SWALSC since 2006 and has worked on project development which maintained Noongar involvement in many areas through native title.

Previous to this, Carol worked for 11 Years in the arts sector in the area of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Arts. Carol is experienced in government at both State and Federal levels and in the community arts sector and is a very strong advocate for raising the profile of Noongar people in Western Australia.

CHRIS KIRBY
CEO, THE NATIONAL AUSTRALIA DAY COUNCIL 

Chris Kirby is a not-for-profit board director and is currently CEO of the National Australia Day Council. He has a personal vision for everyone in Australia to have the opportunity to live a life of value. It's a vision he brings to life by engaging in collaboration across communities, NGO's, businesses and governments.

Prior to joining NADC, Chris worked on a range of projects that support his vision: using technology to increase access to services and economic opportunities in remote Aboriginal communities and transforming disability organisations to meet the opportunities of the NDIS.Chris was formerly the Deputy CEO of Reconciliation Australia and prior to joining the For-Purpose sector, worked for 20 years in the corporate world in marketing and social responsibility roles. Most recently this included heading up the Commonwealth Bank's Community Team.


PROFESSOR LEN COLLARD
AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL CHIEF INVESTIGATOR
SCHOOL OF INDIGENOUS STUDIES, UWA

Professor Len Collard is an Australian Research Council, Chief Investigator with the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia.

Len's research interests are in the area of Nyungar inerpretive histories and Nyungar theoretical and practical research models. Len has conducted research funded by the Australian Research Council, the National Trust of Western Australia, the Western Australian Catholic Schools and the Swan River Trust and many other organisations.

Len's research has contributed enormously to improving the appreciation of Aboriginal culture and heritage of the Southwest of Australia.

PANELISTS:

ABDULLAHI ALIM
2017 YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
DIGITAL INNOVATOR AND DIRECTOR OF MYHACK

He graduated from his honours degree in finance last year, but Abdullahi Alim has already co-founded an innovation lab to solve issues of contemporary concern.  Abdullahi came to Australia as a Somali refugee at the age of five.

At 23, he is pursuing studies through Stanford University.  Now, through the Lighthouse Strategy, Abdullahi runs ‘hackathons’ – fast-paced and intense exercises that bring bright young innovators together to develop solutions to global challenges.

Abdullahi’s approach has attracted partners from the Australian Government, Google and the US Department of State.  MYHACK, an anti-extremism hackathon he coordinates, has seen young Australians create cutting-edge digital solutions to undermine the influence and pervasive appeal of violent extremist propaganda.

THE HON. FRED CHANEY AO
2014 SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR, FOUNDING CO-CHAIR RECONCILIATION AUSTRALIA

Fred practiced law in New Guinea and Western Australia, including time in-house with the Hancock-Wright Prospecting partnership until he entered the Senate in 1974.

During his time in the Senate,  Fred was the Leader of the Opposition from 1983 to 1990 prior to becoming the Member for Pearce in the House of Representatives until 1993.

He was appointed Chancellor of Murdoch University in 1995 and continued in that capacity until 2003. In 1994 he was appointed to the National Native Title Tribunal and became Deputy President in April 2000.

He has served as Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia Ltd from 2000 to 2005 and continues as a Director on the Board.

LOUISE GIOLITTO
CEO, WA COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL SERVICES

Louise Giolitto has been part of the Community Services Sector for over 22 years and has significant experience in senior management roles in small, medium and large sized organisations. Having lived in the Kimberley and worked in the Pilbara, Louise has also gained great insight into the needs of regional WA.

Louise's previous positions have given her years of valuable experience within a number of sectors, including housing and homelessness, youth services, Aboriginal support programs, employment, education, seniors support and emergency relief.

Louise has demonstrated a long standing commitment to WACOSS having been its former Director of Sector Support and Development and past Board Member.


THE HON. PAUL PAPALIA
MINISTER FOR TOURISM, RACING AND GAMING, SMALL BUSINESS,
DEFENCE ISSUES, CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTURAL INTERESTS

Paul served in the Australian military for 26 years as a Navy Clearance Diver, serving in the counter terrorist squadron of the Special Air Service Regiment.

He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross and Commendations from both the Land and Maritime Commanders before leaving the Service in early 2004.

Paul was elected to the seat of Peel in February 2007, then elected to the new seat of Warnbro in September 2008 and re-elected to that seat in 2013 and 2017.

Paul served in the Shadow Ministry after WA Labor lost office in 2008 as Shadow Minister for Tourism, Corrective Services and Defence Issues.

In March 2017, Paul was appointed as a Minister in the new McGowan Government with the portfolios for Tourism, Racing and Gaming, Small Business, Defence Issues, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs.


MARK TEALE
CEO, COUNCIL FOR THE AGEING

Mark has over 25 years' experience working in the not forprofit, local government and state government sector. His main focus during this time has been working from a community development perspective to assist in the design and implementation of grass roots led responses to issues of local and state significance.

He spent 11 years working in Grants and Community Development at Lotterywest and over this time, developed both knowledge and a great deal of respect for the not for profit sector. In January of this year, Mark commenced as Chief Executive Officer of Council of the Ageing WA and has gained a fresh appreciation for the great diversity of issues, challenges and opportunities that exist in the area of ageing.


 
 
KELLY CLARK
BOARD MEMBER, YOUTH AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF WA

Over the past 15 years of engaging individuals, peak bodies and major organisations in creating meaningful cultural change, Kelly has consistently advocated for person-centered policy and practice across the breadth of Australian society.

After studying philosophy and theology at the University of Notre Dame, Kelly continued as a freelance Social Consultant from 2013 prior to presenting at the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia' s (YACWA) 2016 Fairground Conference where she challenged the normative understanding of wellbeing and leisure.

Kelly is now an essential member of YACWA to promote the equal representation of young people in all areas of society.

 

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