INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD
Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD
Author of best-selling book What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing
Gabor Maté
Dr Gabor Maté
Best-selling Author and renowned Addiction, Trauma and Childhood Development Expert
Jane Aronson (New York, USA)
Dr Jane Aronson (New York, USA)
Global Paediatrician and Behavioural Health Expert

GOVERNMENT SPEAKERS

Amanda Rishworth MP
The Hon. Amanda Rishworth MP
Minister for Social Services
Tim Crosier
Tim Crosier
Branch Manager of Children’s Policy – Australian Government Department of Social Services
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The Hon. Kate Worden MLA
Member for Sanderson
Rachel Stephen-Smith (ACT)
The Hon. Rachel Stephen-Smith (ACT)
Minister for Health, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC
The Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC
NSW Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services
Zoe Robinson
Zoe Robinson
Advocate for Children and Young People
Matthew Bach MP
Matthew Bach MP
Victorian Shadow Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Child Protection and Youth Justice, and Youth Affairs

SPEAKERS

Stacy Blythe
Dr Stacy Blythe
Associate Professor
Deirdre Cheers
Deirdre Cheers
Chief Executive Officer | Barnardos Australia
Dr Victoria Flanagan
Dr Victoria Flanagan
Principal Policy Officer | Uniting
Feonyx Holden
Feonyx Holden
Equality Advocate
Penny Hood
Penny Hood
Executive Leader, Children & Families
Catherine Liddle
Catherine Liddle
Chief Executive Officer, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children
Jane Vadiveloo
Jane Vadiveloo
CEO | Children’s Ground

HOSTS

Deborra-lee Furness
Deborra-lee Furness
Founder | Adopt Change
Professor Paul Chandler
Professor Professor Paul Chandler
Board Director | Adopt Change
Renée Carter
Renée Carter
CEO | Adopt Change
Angela Bishop
Angela Bishop
Ambassador & Journalist
Jonah Bobongie
Jonah Bobongie
Ambassador & Adoptee
Phoebe Garland
Phoebe Garland
Ambassador & Adoptee
Joe Hildebrand
Joe Hildebrand
Ambassador & Journalist
Emily Hikaiti
Emily Hikaiti
Ambassador & Lived Experience Advocate
Helen McCabe
Helen McCabe
Ambassador & Journalist
Daniella Park
Daniella Park
Ambassador & TV Personality
Louise Ransome
Louise Ransome
Ambassador & Journalist
Michelle Stacpoole
Michelle Stacpoole
Head of Communications and Events | Adopt Change