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Anglicare Australia National Conference 2012

Every Voice

16-19 September 2012

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

John Roffey Lecture
Archdeacon Karen Kime

The Venerable Karen Kime
, Archdeacon and General Manager of Indigenous Services and Education, Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
Aboriginal Voices: Reconciling Inequality in the Church

The Venerable Karen Kime is the General Manager of Indigenous Services and Education in the Canberra Goulburn region. She is also a Birripa woman, whose family come from an area known as Dingo Creek near Kempsey in NSW. Karen has spent many years living and working with Aboriginal communities throughout south eastern Australia. 
Karen has also recently been accepted as the Australian delegate to the Anglican Consultative Council delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Her position within Anglicare is one that she feels most `at home’ and which focuses on community development and training – especially that which equips others to work effectively with Aboriginal people, families and communities. Karen is also a priest who has worked within rural parishes in NSW and who has developed a passion for the environment and the many struggles faced by those living on the land. She is a Lecturer at Charles Sturt University and wrote the first Indigenous subjects in the area of social welfare, education and theology. In 2012 her recent text `Working Effectively with Indigenous Australians’ has been published.
Karen is the first Indigenous woman to be made Archdeacon in the Anglican Church of Australia and is a member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council. She is passionate about social justice for all people and works closely with the National Reconciliation Council. Karen believes that the Church and organisations such as Anglicare, have an important role to play in reconciliation within this country.


Professor Ian Harper
B.Econ. (Hons) (Qld) M.Ec. Ph.D. (ANU) FASSA FAICD
The Challenge of Change

Ian Harper is one of Australia’s best known economists. He has worked closely with governments, banks, corporates and leading professional services firms at the highest level. As a member of the celebrated Wallis Inquiry, he was at the forefront of financial market reform in Australia.
In August 2008, Ian left academic life to become a Director of the former Access Economics, following a 25-year career, including 16 years in various roles at the Melbourne Business School. In recognition of his service to the University of Melbourne, Ian was elected Emeritus Professor on his departure.
More recently, he joined Deloitte Access Economics as a Partner when Deloitte acquired Access Economics in March 2011.
From December 2005 to July 2009, Ian served as inaugural Chairman of the Australian Fair Pay Commission, an independent statutory body whose role was to set and adjust minimum wages in Australia.  From January 2011 to February 2012, he served as one of three panelists on the Independent Review of State Finances in Victoria.
Ian Harper is sought after as a commentator and public speaker on economic and financial issues. He has been described as “one of those relatively rare academics who can communicate extremely well with both the business community and the academic community”. 
In 2000, Ian was elected to a Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of his standing as an academic economist and more recently to a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Aileen Ashford
, Tasmania’s Commissioner for Children
Aileen Ashford presentation

Aileen Ashford was appointed as Tasmania’s Commissioner for Children in November 2010.
Aileen has a background in social work and education and has worked in the human services sector for over 30 years. Aileen’s role was the reform of disability, child protection and family services and out of home care services across the state. In 2010 Aileen’s role was expanded to Director Disability and Community Services which held responsibility for disability services, sexual assault counselling services, family violence counselling services, neighbourhood houses, integrated family support services, Gateways and gambling. In the recent past she was CEO of Bethany Community Support Geelong for over 7 years. Aileen lead its growth into a highly regarded innovative community service organisation providing an integrated platform of services to vulnerable individuals, children and families.
Aileen has been a past President and Board Member of the peak body for children and families the Victorian Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and was a Member of Victorian Government Children’s Council.

Helen Glover

Enlightened Consultants
Reclaiming My Voice Amidst the Clutter of Service Delivery - Helen Glover
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Helen uses her professional background in social work and education as well as her lived experience of her own recovery from mental illness to expand and challenge the concepts of recovery-oriented practice within the mental health sector. She provides consultancy and training services nationally and internationally on the opportunities, challenges and tensions of creating recovery-oriented practice within services. Helen is passionate about the reality of recovery from mental illness/distress and works with  organisations, providers and people utilising services, in assisting them to further create environments where the focus is on supporting people in their personal efforts of recovery. In combining her lived experience with her professional background, and drawing on her interest in education and learning she has developed a number of large action learning projects around recovery-oriented leadership and systemic change. She continues to learn from such opportunities as to how to support organisations, workers and people with a lived experience, whereby the concept of recovery is more clearly understood, embraced and utilised as a central focus within service delivery environments.

Dr Maggie Walter
, Associate Professor, School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania

Closing the non-Indigenous Ignorance Gap
An Associate Professor from the School of Sociology and Social Work of University of Tasmania, Maggie is a descendant of the trawlwoolway people from North Eastern Tasmania, and her research focus is Indigenous peoples, policy and race relations. Also Maggie is a member of the Research Advisory Committee at AIATSIS, a steering committee member for the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) and secretary of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). Recent publications include ‘How White is Australian Social Work?’ Australian Social Work (2011 with D. Habibis and S. Taylor) and ‘The Politics of the Data: How the Statistical Indigene is Constructed’ International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 2011.

Monday 17 September 2012
Your Voice - Amaya Munneke
Don't Forget your Tablets - Providing Opportunities for Older Australians to Engage in the Expanding Internet 'New World' - Julie Bonnici
The Use of Technologies to Reduce Social Isolation in Older People - Alan Gruner
Evaluation from the Start - Michael Horn
Results Based on Accountability: Turning the Curve for Western Australians - Jennifer Duffecy
AYFN, Sharing the Journey 'Connecting Communities and Cultural Ways' - Rosie Reschke
So You Want to 'RAP'? - John Berger
ELEVATE - A cutting edge approach to crisis accomodation for young people - Wendy Malycha
Ensuring a Consumer Focus - Megan Peacock

Tuesday 18th September 2012
When Reality and Spin Collide - Bronwen Hayes
Giving clients the power to tell their own story - Andrew Yule
Hearing the Voices of Staff - Peter Burke
Blending Christian Faith with Professional Standards - a Journey - Jill Wrathall
Who's Multi D is it? - strategies to Support a Holistic, Person Focused, Multi Disciplinary Approach to Restorative Care - Tina Cheel
The Benefits of Respite for Care Recipients: A Pilot Study - Christine Stirling
'Discover the Power of Me' - Using Voices to Heal and Achieve - Daniel Griffiths
'Thank you for asking'. Smoking and Disadvantage and what Social and Community Services can do about it - Jon O'Brien, Christina Riolo, Andrew Sratford
Aged Care and the Broadband Revolution - Peter Sandeman
How Online Technologies are Creating New Opportunities for Engagement and Support for Men Subjected to Childhood Sexual Abuse - Gary Foster
Walking the Talk: Practical Learnings from implementing an Organisation-wide Approach to Consumer Engagement - Nadia Mahjouri
How Conversations Influenced practice Development in Out of Home Care Programs - Selena Cleveland
'An Innovative Service Informed by Consumer Participation' - Catherine Evans
Confronting Income Management - Ian Goodwin-Smith
Housing: Rental Affordability - Jennifer Basham

Wednesday 19th September 2012
George Jones Child Advocacy Centre: Child and Family Centred Care for those who have Suffered Trauma from Abuse - Natalie Hall
The Voice: Trying to Get Seperated Parents to Press the Button and Turn their Chairs - Luke Roberts
Child and Family Advocacy: Improving Outcomes for Cildren and Young Poeople who have Experienced Abuse - Kathleen Parker
Chaplaincy through Parish Partners in an Aged Care Context - Terry Dein
Caring, Human Dignity, and the Power of Recognition: Why Do We Bother? - Steve Clarke
National Food Insecurity Project: Some Initial Findings - John Bellamy
Calling for Good Food at a Good Price for Every Community - Tasmanian Food Access Research Coalition - Ann Hughes
Making the Most of Opportunities Post-earthquake: Connecting in New Ways with the Community - Alison Jephson
Social Connection and Wellbeing in Rural Tasmania: Outcome of a Partnership Project in Southern Midlands and Central Highlands - Janelle Cragg

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