Indigenous Affairs Speakers

Adam Goodes

Adam Goodes, an iconic Australian Football player and dual Brownlow Medalist, distinguished himself both on and off the field. Notably, he co-founded The Goodes O'Loughlin Foundation to support Indigenous youth and served on the National Indigenous Council. His keynotes, rich with themes of resilience, teamwork, and advocacy against racism, reflect his deep commitment to social justice and leadership, making him a profound voice in both sports and community activism.

Anthony Mundine

Anthony Mundine is a fantastic athlete who has his fans leave their seats in excitement on several occasions.
On May 3rd, 2000, Anthony Mundine and the St George team - Dragons parted ways and 'Anthony also known as 'Choc' by his Rugby teammates announced his retirement from League. Two days later Anthony Mundine announces that he wants to be an international boxer.

He believes boxing i ...

Blak Douglas

Blak Douglas is a distinguished keynote speaker and artist who captivates audiences with engaging talks and performances that challenge perceptions and inspire a collective path forward. Born Adam Douglas Hill in 1970 in Blacktown, NSW, he was raised in a culturally rich environment with a Dhungatti father and a Caucasian mother, boasting a heritage that includes English, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. In 2014, he adopted the moniker 'Blak Douglas' to honor his diverse genealogies.

Casey Conway

Casey Conway is one of Australia’s hottest and most unique properties right now. The former NRL Sydney Roosters player is one of Australia’s few, and most successful, Aboriginal male models, having starred in campaigns for Sluggers swimwear, aussieBum apparel and BLK performance apparel.

Cathy Freeman OAM

Cathy Freeman, is one of Australia's most admired and respected athletes. She is an Australian superstar and an Australian icon. Cathy has not been an overnight success. She has achieved her goals through hard work, commitment and natural talent becoming a world-class athlete and winning the ultimate prize in any sport - an Olympic gold medal. As one of Australia's most popular high profile perso ...

Evonne Goolagong Cawley AC MBE

Evonne Goolagong Cawley, MBE, AO is one of Australia's all time sporting greats. She has been Australian Sportsman of the Year and Australian of the Year. In 1988, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport Rhode Island and the following year, she was inducted into the Aboriginal Sporting Hall of Fame. ...

Fred Chaney AO

Fred Chaney AO is a former Western Australian politician who, until April 2007, held the position of deputy chairman of the Australian Native Title Tribunal and is Chair of Desert Knowledge Australia and on the Board of Directors of Reconciliation Australia. Chaney was born in Perth, Western Australia and educated at the University of Western Australia. He practised law and was admitted as a ba ...

J-MILLA

J-MILLA is a proud member of the Marranungu people, who are the traditional landowners of the Litchfield National Park in the NT. Born in Darwin J-MILLA's life started hard from the get-go, yet he managed to find a way to stand outside the intergenerational trauma pathway that affects so many Aboriginal families. Losing himself in music and storytelling got him through and it was this part of his culture that he clung to. When J-MILLA noticed the power of narrative and its influence on those around him; mainly his brothers and sister - J-MILLA’s passion for writing lyrics and telling his own stories began. J-MILLA used this passion as a weapon to maintain a healthy mental state for himself and his siblings. His lyrical content swings between deep societal commentary and bangin’ club vibes. 

Karla Grant

Karla Grant has dedicated a huge part of her career to working in Indigenous news and current affairs, witnessing and reporting on the shifts in policy and attitude towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Karla has spent the last decade on Living Black, further demonstrating her commitment to giving Indigenous people a voice. Karla started at SBS over 16 years ago, as a presenter, pr ...

Liz Deep-Jones

Liz Deep-Jones established herself as a journalist and presenter on SBS TV's premier nightly sports program, Toyota World Sports. Her warm and bubbly personality made her an appealing and favoured celebrity by the viewing public. Liz has secured many high profile and memorable interviews during close to 20 years of media coverage in Australia, including the likes of Socceroos coach Graham Arnold, ...

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