2022 QCOSS Conference: Speakers announced, including former Australian of the Year, Grace Tame
The 2022 QCOSS Conference is quickly approaching on 6-8 September.
This two-day community sector event will explore the Power and Politics of the Care Economy, with a fantastic range of sessions that will examine the broad trends impacting our sector including the future role of the care economy in Queensland, advancing gender equality, the Path towards Treaty, and the implementation of the Human Rights Act 2019 across the community services sector.
As a powerful advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse, former Australian of the Year Grace Tame is dedicated to helping people share their stories without shame, educating the public and working with decision-makers to challenge the systems that enable abuse. In 2019, Grace obtained a court order enabling her to speak out publicly as an abuse survivor in the #LetHerSpeak Campaign (this campaign was created by Nina Funnell). Grace has continued to use her voice to push for legal reform and lead positive change.
Amy Remeikis is a political reporter with Guardian Australia and regular contributor to Insiders, The Drum, The Project and ABC Radio. Amy is the author of the best selling On Reckoning which covers Australia’s discomfort in dealing with sexual violence and the failure of the nation’s leaders in addressing it.
Scott McDougall commenced as Queensland’s Human Rights Commissioner in October 2018. Scott is passionate about access to justice and the practical realisation of rights; that is, ensuring rights do not exist in abstract form only, but in the daily lived experience of people throughout Queensland.