Yaabubiin presents Jacinta Price, Muriel Bamblett AM, Antoinette Braybrook and Suzanne Ingram in a panel discussion on family violence in Indigenous families and communities moderated by ABC Radio’s Lindy Kerin. With opening comments from Councillor Price on the situation in Northern Territory, our Panel will dissect this issue without fear or favour in an open and honest discussion drawing on a diversity of opinions and first hand experience. Hear what works, what doesn’t work and what could work in tackling this problem and what stands in the way.
“Domestic violence is a contagion. In the Aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory it is literally out of control. As a Local Court Judge I witness it most days. As the Coroner I see the terrible lives these women endure and their horrifying deaths.” Judge Greg Cavanagh, Northern Territory Coroner, 21 September 2016
When: Thursday 1 December 2016 at 5:30pm for 6pm. Event will conclude at 7pm.
Tickets: $45 per person (includes entry and refreshments)
Bookings: Online at www.trybooking.com/NUJB
This event is open to the public with purchase of an admission ticket.
Venue: Gilbert + Tobin Level 35, Tower Two, International Towers Sydney
200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW 2000 View Map
ABOUT THE PANEL
Councillor Price is passionate about improving the lives of indigenous children, addressing tough issues such as domestic violence and helping build a unified community.
She has also performed various professional roles within the Arts, including Assistant Curator at the Araluen Galleries, Assistant Curator at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and Project Manager at Desart. She has worked as a Cross Cultural Consultant for the past 17 years.
Councillor Price has produced and performed as part of the indigenous children’s television program Yamba’s Playtime for eight years. She is currently the founder and director of Yangapi Productions, which produces the popular children’s TV series.
Councillor Price is passionate about music and is a nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter who has performed to audiences around Australia. Since 2011 she has mentored Indigenous girls and women assiting to deveop their careers in music throughout Central Australia via the Desert Diva Program.
Muriel Bamblett AM
Muriel Bamblett is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung woman who has been employed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency since 1999. Muriel was Chairperson of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care for 10 years (the peak agency representing Indigenous Child and Family Services nationally) and was awarded a Lifetime Associate Membership of SNAICC..
Muriel is active on many boards and committees concerning children, families and the Indigenous community. These include the Victorian Children’s Council; Victorian Taskforce 1000 Steering Committee; the Aboriginal Treaty Interim Working Group; the Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum and the Aboriginal Justice Forum. Muriel is on a number of Ministerial Advisory Groups, including for Children in Out of Home Care; for Aboriginal Affairs; and for Roadmap Implementation. Muriel is a Board Member of the Aboriginal Community Elders Service.
Muriel has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Centenary of Federation Medal; the 2003 Robin Clark Memorial Award for Inspirational Leadership in the Field of Child and Family Welfare; the Women’s Electoral Lobby Inaugural Vida Goldstein Award; and in 2011, was inducted into the 2011 Victorian Honour Roll of Women and was a finalist for a Human Rights Medal with the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Muriel was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2004 Australia Day Honours for her services to the community, particularly through leadership in the provision of services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. In 2009, she was appointed by La Trobe University as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work and Social Policy within the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Antoinette Braybrook is the CEO of the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS Victoria), a position she has held since the service was established 14 years ago. Under Antoinette’s leadership, FVPLS Victoria has grown from a one-staff member operation to a state-wide service with more than 30 employees located in four offices across Victoria.
In addition to Antoinette’s leadership of the FVPLS Victoria, she has been elected as the National Convenor of the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (National FVPLS Forum). The National FVPLS Forum comprises of 14 organisations that deliver the family violence legal and non-legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault around Australia.
Antoinette is an Aboriginal woman who was born in Victoria on Wurundjeri country. Antoinette’s grandfather and mother’s line is through the Kuku Yalanji, North Queensland. Antoinette graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University in 2000 and was admitted as a legal practitioner in Victoria in 2004.
Last year Antoinette received the 2015 Law Institute of Victoria: Access to Justice/Pro Bono Award. She was also awarded the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women’s 2015 Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and Organisations Award in the category: Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in a Community or Organisation.
Antoinette is also a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Forum, Victorian Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum and Ministerial Advisory Panel on Family Violence.
She is completing a PhD on health communication at the University of Sydney, supported by the Lowitja Institute. Suzanne’s research is focused on better understanding communication needs to enhance outcomes from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. Her study builds on an extensive background in communications practice and Aboriginal heritage research. She has worked on breast cancer screening promotion, asthma awareness, heroin treatment programs and adolescent depression.
Suzanne is Chair of the Redfern-based Black Theatre Company, board member of Mudgin-gal Aboriginal Women’s Corporation and advocates for the Redfern Aboriginal Women’s Alliance. Her play, Blackgammon — a study of indigenous sexual politics and footy fever — was given a professional reading at the Sydney Fringe Festival in September.
Her paper, Silent Drivers/Driving Silence — Aboriginal Women’s Voices on Domestic Violence, is published in the latest edition of Social Alternatives, an independent, refereed journal.
Lindy Kerin – Panel Moderator
Lindy Kerin is a journalist, producer and broadcaster. She is part of ABC’s Radio Current Affairs team, filing for AM, PM and The World Today from Sydney. She is a former producer and reporter with NITV’s news and current affairs program “Awaken”. She has also worked as a journalist for ABC TV News and ABC Radio News and as producer of NT Stateline based in Darwin. Lindy is an Arrernte woman who grew up in Sydney.