Organisation: Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Services
For almost 15 years Antoinette Braybrook has held the position as head of Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Services in Victoria (FVPLS), and is also national convenor of the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services (NFVPLS). Antoinette is an Aboriginal woman who was born in Victoria on Wurundjeri country. Antoinette's grandfather and mother’s line is through the Kuku Yalanji, North Queensland
Craig is the CEO of Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY) and has been in this role for the past 6 years. KWY is an Aboriginal (White Ribbon workplace accredited) not for profit organisation based in Adelaide. KWY has a diverse scope for business engagement including offering specialist training and consultancy to government and non-government organisations in a range of areas.Craig is a proud Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri man and White Ribbon Ambassador who is dedicated to eliminating all forms of violence against women and children.
Organisation: NO To Violence
Currently Jacqui is the CEO of No To Violence the peek body for organisations and individuals working with men to end their violence and abuse towards family members in Victoria and New South Wales.
She has worked in the fields of alcohol and drugs, mental health, disability, social housing and social enterprise. Jacqui is a GAICD (Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors) and the Chair of ACSO’s Housing with Conviction Board
Dr Yvonne Clark
Organisation: University of Adelaide
Yvonne is passionate about working on topics related to Indigenous people and culture. She is of Kokatha/Wirangu descent from the West Coast of SA and has lived in Adelaide on Kaurna country for many years. Dr Clark is a Clinical Psychologist who has had extensive experience working with local Aboriginal people in various settings. As an academic her main research interests include racism, lateral violence, children and adolescents. currently she sits on the the Psychology Board of Australia.
Organisation :Dardi Munwurro
The Dardi Munwurro Strong Spirit is a not for profit organisation established in 2000 to provide leadership training programs and personalised coaching specifically for Indigenous men and youth around Australia. It aims to support men in identifying their emotions and personal strengths to equip them to become leaders, role models and mentors within their communities.
Colleen is a Ngarrindjeri woman and a survivor of homelessness and domestic violence. Currently she works at KWY as a women’s domestic violence worker, previous to this she has worked for Central Domestic Violence Service for four years now known as Women’s Safety Services on their Eastern site prior to that she worked with Southern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service on their Aboriginal site Ninko at Edwardstown for four years.
Organisation:The Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation
Shane Phillips is an outstanding community leader and respected spokesperson for Aboriginal Australians.
The Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation was established by concerned Aboriginal people with a view to spread and vitalise Aboriginal culture, and to provide economic and social stability.He has cultural connections to the Bunjalung, Wonnarua, and Eora peoples
Organisation: Cross Borders Program
Graeme has worked tirelessly for the past 10 yrs promoting supporting Indigenous communities in WA SA and the NT central Australia, the importance of respectful relationships and to bring awareness that domestic violence is a curse with in communities. In the past 10 yrs approx. 660 men have been seen by Cross borders programs, average of 66 men per year. Cross Borders is vital to the APY lands for the safety of the woman and children.
Aunty Daphne Yarram
Organisation :Yoowinna Wurnalung Healing Service
Aunty Daphne has championed the cause of the Victorian Indigenous community in voluntary, government and private sector roles. She was the Chairperson for the ATSIC Binjirru Regional Council, helped establish and worked with Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation, the Indigenous Leadership Network Victoria, Sale Aboriginal Education Consultative Group, Gippsland Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee, Premiers Aboriginal Advisory Council, East Gippsland Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group and the Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum.
Organisation: Saltwater Narrative Practice
Kylie is a saltwater Aboriginal feminist living and working in Birpai Country in NSW. 17 years working within a feminist service responding to domestic and family violence allowed Kylie to bear witness to thousands of women and children’s stories. Kylie is currently undertaking PhD research into ‘Aboriginal community responses to domestic and family violence’ with University of Melbourne while continuing to work closely with the Dulwich Centre in Adelaide. Kylie is passionate about building on culturally resonant ways to respond to family violence, and believes solutions lie in the heart of communities, safe from the gaze of the system
Stephanie Mc Garrigan
Stephanie is currently the Northern Team Leader for KWY services. She has worked as a Social Worker for the past 23 years having worked across Service delivery areas such as Domestic Violence, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Correctional services (therapeutic group work), Child Protection, Juvenile Justice, Secure Care, Youth Health, Adolescences at Risk, Aboriginal Youth, Families and Communities, Staff Training, Project Officer, Program and Policy development, Supervision, Management and Therapeutic work.
Organisation:Aboriginal Family Law Service WA
Corina is a Mulgyin Jaru/Kitja and Gooniyandi woman born and raised in Broome Western Australia. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Marketing and the Media and Bachelor of Law.Corina gained my admittance to the Supreme Court of WA as a barrister and solicitor in 2006.
Currently Coirna is the CEO of the Aboriginal Family Law Service in WA, we provide legal assistance and support to Aboriginal victims/survivors of family violence. We have one of the largest Family Violence Legal Services in WA, with six regional offices across the state.
Dr Tracy Westerman
Tracy is a proud Nyamal woman from the Pilbara in WA. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology). She is a recognised leader in the Aboriginal mental health, cultural competency and suicide prevention fields achieving national and international recognition for her work.
Her body of work places her at the forefront of Aboriginal mental health service delivery.
Organisation: Port Adelaide Football Club
The program is offered to young men in year ten and aims to address the disturbing prevalence of domestic violence within the community while discussing and exploring respectful relationships.
The program reaches 1500 young men each year across schools in South Australia, providing the information and skills necessary to make informed choices that prevent violent behaviours in society.
Organisation: Apunipima Cape York Health Council
Joseph is a Social and Emotional Well Being Counsellor with Apunipima Cape York Health Council working in remote areas in Far North Queensland. He has an Applied Health Science degree. Joseph has been working with survivors and offenders of domestic and family violence for more than eleven years. Joseph has also developed and implemented numerous successful programs such as Indigenous Spirituality As A Theoretical Approach:
Danielle is a Senior Manager in Housing SA’s State-wide directorate and currently manages the Women’s Safety portfolio. Danielle has managed both service delivery and policy portfolios in Housing SA since 2008 with a focus on domestic and family violence. Prior to Housing SA, Danielle worked in the drug and alcohol services field. Danielle has a Master’s of Public Health from Flinders University
Organisation: Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
Melissa Clarke is a proud Ngarrindjeri woman and mother to three beautiful children. She is a strong advocate for social justice and especially for opportunities for the self-determinance of Aboriginal communities. Fundamental to her current role as Director of Aboriginal Services at Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement, is ensuring the the rights of Aboriginal people and communities are met in the Youth and Criminal Justice systems, and the Child Protection system.Melissa is a founding member of the South Australian Aboriginal Community Leadership Reference Group (ACLRG) for Child Protection Reform.
Organisation : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation
Richard is a descendant of the Meriam people of the Torres Strait. For the past six years, he has served as CEO of the Healing Foundation. He sits on the Board of Families Australia and is a member of the Commonwealth Government’s Independent Advisory Council on Redress for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Richard is a member of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander forums and committees.The Healing Foundation continues to build the national evidence base on healing complex trauma.
Professor Victoria Hovane
is an Aboriginal woman from Broome in the Kimberley region of WA. She belongs to the Ngarluma people of the Pilbara and the Kitja and Gooniyandi peoples of the Kimberley. She is a registered psychologist and an experienced consultant and practitioner having worked in several areas of social welfare, legal, victim and offender services, research projects and advisory roles over the past 37 years. Grounded in Aboriginal Psychology and place-based responses, Victoria specialises in the areas of family safety and wellbeing in Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal violent offending and behaviour change programmes, and ethical research and evaluation in Aboriginal communities.