Wayne Briscoe

Queensland Government Department of Local Government, Racing & Multicultural Affairs

Wayne Briscoe is the Executive Director of Multicultural Affairs in the Queensland Government’s Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs. In this role Wayne works across the State and Commonwealth governments, and in close partnership with stakeholders representative of Queensland’s rich cultural diversity, to help ensure people from culturally diverse backgrounds can participate fully in Queensland’s economic, social and cultural life. Wayne has held a number of senior positions in the Queensland Government including with the Queensland Law Reform Commission, Office of Fair Trading, Criminal Justice Commission, Liquor Licensing Division, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. Wayne’s previous experience includes lecturing in law in Tasmania and Western Australia, research positions with the Tasmanian and Western Australian Law Reform Commissions, private legal practice and a senior advocacy role with the Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Arts (Criminal Justice) from the California State University, Sacramento

Wayne will be presenting as part of the 'Ways of Working' session on Thursday 13 February

    4.00pm - 5.00pm

    Conference Day One Thursday 13

    Plenary Showcase: Ways of working: self-representation, collaboration and reconciliation

    A showcase of local and national initiatives highlighting the collaboration of multiple service providers to deliver community-defined requirements.


    Rnita Dacho, Refugee Council of Australia
    Kelly Sibanda, Multicultural Australia


    Speakers, Organisations/ Initatives 

    Joseph Youhana, National Refugee Advocacy and Advisory Group

    Gulnara Abbasova, Harmony Alliance

    Vicky Jacobson, Sediqa Karimi and Donata Sackey, Refugee Health Network Queensland

    Sally Baker, Sally Morgan and Aamir Ali, RESIG National Campaign #StudentsLikeUs

    Anne Hilton,  Wayne Briscoe, Asylum Seeker and Refugee Assistance Program


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