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Co-Host & Event Partner


QUT (Queensland University of Technology) is an internationally esteemed Australian university with a real- world focus.

QUT’s Faculty of Health proactively responds to significant health challenges and opportunities through its Real Health Matters program—a visionary endeavour to develop healthcare innovations, and equip a health sector workforce that aids good health and wellbeing, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Faculty’s vision focuses on the human element of health, because real health matters

Principal Partners


Vivienne Court Trading Pty Ltd is a fast paced growing company with multiple sites across the globe; a high-frequency arbitrage firm that trades the markets using proprietary black box algorithms. Our job is to generate high returns in order to reward each employee and to fulfil our joint goal: to make a difference.

We believe that a business does not need to have profit as its sole objective to be highly profitable. We believe that financial wealth should be the by-product and not the end goal of our work. We believe that a focus on employees, on why we as individuals go to work each day, should be the real obligation of an employer. We believe that we can be highly competitive, aiming to be the best in our field, while our team reap high personal rewards. So we do what we do best, so we are in a position to support others to do what they do best.

For 21 years, Multicultural Australia (formerly MDA) has been welcoming refugees, people seeking asylum, international students and other new Queenslanders with the goal of creating a fairer, more prosperous society for all.

Multicultural Australia supports more than 5,000 newly arrived Queenslanders every year, helping them to settle into their new lives, build connections in their communities, find work and study opportunities, learn new skills and feel at home.

Multicultural Australia is dedicated to building a welcoming Queensland where all new Queenslanders have the opportunity to fully contribute to and participate in our multicultural society. You can join in building inclusive and welcoming communities at www.multiculturalaustralia.org.au

Founded over a century ago, Colin Biggers & Paisley is one of the oldest legal practices in the country. Today we have nearly 400 staff, offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and a track record of excellence and high partner engagement that is second to none.
We provide first-class legal advice and representation. Our lawyers are experts in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, employment and safety, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics.


Major Partner


SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

We have sponsored this conference alongside our Queensland presence, ACCESS Community Services. Access is one of Australia’s leaders in multicultural issues, working in areas such as settlement, employment, training, youth support services and housing and social enterprise opportunities.

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. Operating in 192 countries, the Movement is bound by our Fundamental Principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality and works to provide those seeking safety with access to humanitarian assistance and protection regardless of their legal status or mode of arrival. Specific to migrants in transition, Australian Red Cross supports and advocates for the wellbeing of people who have lost contact with family members because of conflict, disaster or migration; recently arrived refugees; people seeking asylum; people in immigration detention; people who have experienced or are at risk of modern slavery as well as other people experiencing vulnerability because of migration. We also engage the broader community through a range of social cohesion activities to ensure they understand, welcome and can support new arrivals. Regionally, we also co-chair and host the Secretariat of the Asia Pacific Migration Network of 35 Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies in the Asia Pacific region.



OSSTT is a non-government, not-for-profit organization that provides specialist counselling and support services to asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island. Counsellors employed by OSSTT are experienced torture and trauma counsellors from member agencies of the Forum of Australian Services to Survivors of Torture and Trauma.

The Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University is a centre for research, postgraduate teaching, critical scholarship and advocacy on human rights. The Centre leads ethical scholarship, enabling individual agency and community engagement on human rights and social justice through the study and promotion of human rights at local, national and international levels.

Brisbane City Council is Australia’s largest local government, with more than 1.2 million people calling Brisbane home. Brisbane is proud of its multicultural and linguistically diverse population, with nearly one-third of residents born overseas and 22% speaking a language other than English at home.

Every day, Council works with local communities to build an inclusive city, where people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds can travel, work, live, enjoy and connect with all the city has to offer.

CCI Giving is a new kind of foundation for the Australian Catholic community from Catholic Church Insurance (CCI).

 Building on the shared knowledge and spirit that comes from over 100 years of insuring Catholic organisations, and a strong history of giving back to the Catholic community, CCI Giving is CCI’s latest way of extending support to make a difference in the Australian community. Through small and large grants, we’re helping Catholic organisations and others carrying out Catholic mission in Australia to make a positive impact.

The Queensland Mental Health Commission is proud to support this event. The objective of the Commission is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders, including refugee and asylum seekers. Please visit the Commission’s website to learn more about their work https://www.qmhc.qld.gov.au/about/our-work

Foundation House’s mission is to advance the health, wellbeing and human rights of people from refugee backgrounds who have experienced torture or other traumatic events. 

Foundation House provides services to people of refugee backgrounds in Victoria who have experienced torture and other traumatic events in their country of origin or while fleeing those countries www.foundationhouse.org.au  




 The St Vincent de Paul Society assists people to overcome disadvantage, strengthen their capabilities and live more independently, successfully and productively. Fondly known as Vinnies, we are a volunteer-driven organisation firmly anchored in the community and have been transforming the lives of people experiencing disadvantage and hardship in New South Wales for over 135 years. We do this through our professional services, volunteer home visitation program and through our advocacy work, where we seek to influence public policy and community sentiment. St Vincent de Paul Society NSW continues to raise its voice, alongside those we assist, to challenge the circumstances that stop people from living fulfilled lives. We advocate for change because we want to eliminate the causes of poverty, and we call for solutions to injustice by engaging government, working with other agencies and raising awareness across the community.

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

We partner with communities, governments, business, philanthropy to support those most in need. We work to change policies, practices, ideas and values that perpetuate inequality, prejudice and exclusion.

The Law Futures Centre (LFC) was established in 2015 to produce and disseminate leading research that anticipates, innovates and meets the most pressing emerging challenges for law and legal institutions in Australia and internationally. The LFC currently concentrates on legal problems posed by expanding and new forms of: i) international legal dynamics, ii) ecological decline, iii) rapid innovation, and iv) the practice of law (including the education of lawyers). In brief, the mission of LFC researchers is to conduct outstanding research – often interdisciplinary – that is responsive to domestic and global change and harnesses law as a key tool for shaping the future.



A Catholic not-for-profit ministry of Mercy Partners, Mater is guided by the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy who first established Mater in 1906 when they built the first Mater Private Hospital. This was the start of a tradition of care and compassion for the sick and needy that continues to inspire us today.  Through our extensive network of hospitals, health centres and related businesses, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute, we’re working together to meet the needs of the community and improve your health and wellbeing.

The Refugee Health Network Queensland works to build capacity, partnerships, and facilitate coordination of care across health, settlement agencies, communities, government and non-government sectors. The long-term aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of people of refugee backgrounds throughout Queensland.  We are a “network of networks” and include regional networks and topic specific working and advisory groups. It provides a strategic platform to feed advice to government about key issues experienced at the community and service level, and advocate for and develop options for solutions for identified problems.  The Network is funded by Queensland Health and auspiced by Mater.

The Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) specialises in humanitarian and migrant settlement, and community capacity building and development for young people, women and other migrants, empowering them through training and employment initiatives. By assisting to build community, the AMRC supports new arrivals and their new and establishing groups and communities to engage with and contribute effectively to South Australia’s society, culture, economy and environment. 

Health Translations is Australia’s largest free online library of quality translated health & wellbeing information. Over 21,000 quality assured health resources in 105 languages. A great tool for health practitioners who work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities. https://www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/

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