Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO Announced as Keynote Speaker

5 May 2017

We are delighted to announce that recently appointed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Ms June Oscar AO has accepted our invitation to be Keynote Speaker at the 2017 National Suicide Prevention Conference. Ms Oscar is a proud Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia and has devoted her career to improving the health and welfare of Indigenous people, particularly those living in remote area. She commenced her five-year term as Social Justice Commissioner on April 3, 2017.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from and talk with Ms Oscar. The 2017 National Suicide Prevention Conference will take place 26 – 29 July 2017 at the Sofitel Brisbane Central, Queensland. The Program Advisory Committee of the 2017 National Suicide Prevention Conference – ‘Relationships, resilience and respect: Responding to vulnerability in life' – would like to remind you that discounted early bird registration will close on 30 May 2017

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) presents the annual National Suicide Prevention Conference to benefit those who are working in, and supported by, suicide prevention programs. Attracting over 400 delegates, the conference is recognised by governments, sector leaders and people with lived experience as an important vehicle for ensuring that those with responsibility for delivering services, are able to provide the best available support to those who are vulnerable, at-risk and/or disenfranchised in a timely and effective manner.

The 2017 Conference includes a range of plenary sessions, concurrent presentations and networking opportunities. Plenaries this year feature international suicide prevention experts Professor Ella Arensman, Professor Ad Kerkhof and Dr. Kim Van Orden. Presenting in conjunction with our international guests will be some of Australia's leading suicidologists, community advocates and lived experience representatives. Plenary presenters will present on their areas of expertise and participate in facilitated discussion including questions from the audience.

Pre-Conference workshops will take place on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 July, and a Lived Experience Session and a Reflection Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 26 July.

For any queries, please contact the Conference Secretariat:

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