Beata ostapiej-Piatkowski

Romero Centre

Beata is a fierce advocate for the rights of Non- English speaking background women and children seeking safety as their fundamental human right.

Beata has extensive experience in working with people from refugee backgrounds within the context of seeking asylum, sexual assault, domestic violence, mental health, child safety, and intergenerational/intercultural youth issues. She is originally from Poland and has a background in psychology. She has personally experienced great dichotomies of civil rights during her journey of seeking asylum and, living in different countries. She is on the Board of the Refugee Council of Australia while managing the Mercy Community Romero Centre for people seeking asylum in Queensland.

    9.15am - 11.00am

    Conference Day One Thursday 13

    Welcome and Plenary: The challenge of change


    Host Grace Edward MyQ Youth Council, BEMAC


    Welcome to country by Uncle Cheg QUT Elder-in-Residence

    Indigenous contemporary dance by Aunty Jeanette Fabila

    Welcome to conference  Beata Ostapiej-Piatkowski, Refugee Council of Australia and Associate Professor Renata Meuter, Head, School of Psychology and Counselling, QUT Faculty of Health.

    Opening Session: The Challenge of Change

    Zita Ngor, Women’s Legal Services SA
    Kelly Nicholls, Refugee Council of Australia
    Muzafar Al
    i, Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre


    RAPPP1 Main Auditorium