8th SNAICC National Conference kicks off at Adelaide Convention Centre

8th SNAICC National Conference kicks off at Adelaide Convention Centre

by Jason Roberts

September 03, 2019

SNAICC – The National Voice for our Children has welcomed more than 1,200 delegates including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s services, health and wellbeing workers from the government and non-government sectors at its 8th National Conference


The conference, which will be held over three days, will showcase knowledge, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from across Australia; give delegates the opportunity to hear from leading national and international child rights and development experts discussing a range of topics; and, provide a full program of sessions and workshops for attendees.


Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, will provide the keynote presentation on Day 1, seeking to discuss the challenges Indigenous people face in the Philippines and how it translates to the Australian context. 


Dr Moana Eruera, Ministry for Children, New Zealand, will also be participating with a keynote address on New Zealand child protection policies working towards closing the gap between Māori and non-Māori children.


Commenting on the event, SNAICC Chair Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett said “The 8th SNAICC National Conference is a chance for people from communities across the country to come together to share knowledge about what is best for our children.”


She went on to note that “Our work differs in each state and territory. Each community faces unique challenges with its own solutions. This is why the conference plays an important role bringing people together to strengthen cultural knowledge and connections. It’s a space to yarn about what’s working and what’s not working.”


For more information on the conference please click here