Beyond 2012: Leading the Way to Action
Top flight keynotes from Australia and abroad
The conference this year has a very strong National and Trans-Tasman focus. It is important to bring grass roots issues to the forefront and the keynote speakers in 2012 have enormous depth in knowledge and experience with matters relevant to Australia and the Pacific.
1. Linda Forrest located in QLD is highly involved in AOD and the delivery of education and prevention programs.
2. Noel Hayman located in QLD is noted for his extensive work in improving indigenous access to mainstream health services.
3. Alex McIntosh located in WA will share his knowledge and experience from a mental health perspective and long term preventative strategies.
4. Phillip Mills located in QLD is an Order of Australian Medal recipient and currently facilitates forums, research and community driven policy development.
5. Helen Milroy located in WA has an extensive scope of work and research including holistic medicine, child mental health, recovery from trauma and grief, application of indigenous knowledge, indigenous health curriculum development, Aboriginal health and mental health and developing and supporting the Aboriginal medical workforce.
6. Paraire Huata, teacher and story teller from the South Island of NZ, brings a valuable front line perspective on his work with the mainly Maori men and their families. His subjects carry tags such as lifer, habitual criminal, mongrel mob, black power, dangerous and high risk offenders.
These are some of the people creating impact now with the most urgent AOD issues spanning from remote WA to New Zealand. The keynote sessions at NIDAC 2012 are complimented by an array of excellent speakers covering important and relevant subjects.
This is a significant program designed to lead the way to action in addressing the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs and its associated harms among Indigenous Australians.
Register now at www.nidaconference.com.au/