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Third Bangamalanha Conference September, 2018

The third Bangamalanha Conference, held in September of 2018, represented an unmissable chance for those who provide services to Aboriginal peoples post-school to share knowledge, experiences and expertise related to meeting the aspirations and priorities of Aboriginal peoples and Communities.

Held in Dubbo, the conference brought together stakeholders to engage in meaningful conversations aimed at creating real and lasting improvements in education, training and employment for Aboriginal peoples.

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Tickets will go on sale for the 2020 Bangamalanha Conference in early 2020. Keep an eye out for updated information on this page.

2018 Keynote Speakers

Stan Grant
Stan Grant

With a Kamilaroi mother and a Wiradjuri father, Stan Grant is uniquely positioned to be the Indigenous Affairs Editor for the ABC, as well as special advisor to the Prime Minister on Indigenous constitutional recognition. He is also one of the world’s great journalists, with many major awards to his name including an Australian T.V. Logie, a Du-Pont Award, the Peabody Award, and four Asia TV Awards, including as reporter of the year.

Terri Janke
Terri Janke

A Wuthathi/Meriam woman from Cairns, Terri is the Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company, a commercial law firm that specialises in Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). Terri is an international authority on ICIP and has written the leading protocols and ICIP models in the film, arts, museum and archival sector. She is valued mentor, an advocate for Indigenous business, an accredited mediator and governance expert.

Prof. Peter Radoll
Prof. Peter Radoll

Professor Peter Radoll is the inaugural Dean of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Strategy at the University of Canberra. An Anaiwan man, Peter was Professor of Information Systems at the University of Newcastle and has taught and researched in Information Systems in the College of Business and Economics at ANU and the Faculty of Business, Government and Law at the University of Canberra. He is a patron for the CSIRO Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science.

Danny Lester
Danny Lester

The current NSW Deputy Ombudsman (Aboriginal Programs), Danny started his career in frontline positions within Commonwealth and NSW governments before becoming CEO with the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) for over eight years. Danny’s focus has been on improving educational outcomes, opportunities and economic sustainability for Aboriginal people, and his understanding of the issues was reflected in his inclusion on the Aboriginal Ministerial Taskforce.

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Who should attend

Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal dignitaries, practitioners and education, training and employment specialists from NSW and interstate will attend the conference, as well as:

  • Vocational educational providers
  • University researchers and lecturers
  • Training organisations
  • Employers and industry groups
  • Employment services including recruitment services
  • Policy makers and funding organisations
  • Local and peak Aboriginal organisations
  • Schools interested in linking Aboriginal students to education, training and employment
  • Interested individuals
  • Teachers and trainers
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander service centres
  • Support services

Reasons to attend

Conference participants will benefit by:

  • Gaining an overview of current federal, state and local initiatives related to post-school Aboriginal education, training and employment
  • Sharing expertise, experience and knowledge to cultivate links between employers, training providers, support services and Aboriginal Communities
  • Participating in discussions regarding strategies to improve post-school outcomes
  • Contributing to a growing knowledge base regarding the variety of approaches that delivers positive outcomes for Aboriginal people upon leaving school
  • Building networks for genuine collaboration across sectors to support effective outcomes for Aboriginal peoples
  • Increasing knowledge of the Aboriginal cultural components necessary to ensure cultural safety and appropriateness of initiatives

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Conference location

Join a motivated network of expert practitioners, communities, industries, employers and service providers committed to improving outcomes and making a positive difference for post school Aboriginal education, training and employment.

Dubbo RSL Club
Cnr Brisbane & Wingewarra Streets

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Kari Foundation
Community Partner

State Training NSW
Silver Sponsor

Dubbo RSL
Silver Sponsor

Destination NSW
Silver Sponsor