How to Advocate for Equality

Join the Queensland branch for their winter series on equality.
This event is the first of 3 over winter in the sunshine state.
At this event, join in the discussion with the following panelists as we discuss and share stories on how to advovate for equality.

About the Panel:

Linda Ford (Social Worker from Mt Isa and AASW national Board member)
Ms Ford has been a social worker since graduating from the James Cook University in 1995, and began work in a family support service, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Care agency in Townsville.  After that she worked for Child Safety for over 15 years in various locations around north and west Queensland including Mount Isa. Ms Ford worked as a Clinical Education Specialist – Coordinating education for Social Workers in health in North Queensland for two years, and then as manager of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (ATODS) for the NWHHS.
Tony Stevenson (CEO of the Mental Illness Fellowship)
Tony has more than 30 years experience in the non-profit sector. As a visionary leader, he strives to promote organisational growth, cohesive operations, effective communications, positive outcomes and staff engagement.  Tony is experienced in business management. Through extensive strategic planning, he works alongside leadership staff to develop and achieve meaningful outcomes across the organisation. In December 2016 Tony was appointed as the National CEO for the Mental Illness Fellowship.
Kevin Cocks (Queensland's Anti-Discrimination Commissioner)
Kevin Cocks was appointed Queensland's Anti-Discrimination Commissioner for an initial term of four years in February 2011.  Kevin was reappointed for an additional three years, and his current term of office will end on 6 February 2018 Kevin holds a Master of Social Welfare, Administration & Planning from the University of Queensland and prior to his appointment was a prominent advocate working for social justice and human rights issues for vulnerable people with disabilities. At local, state and national levels Kevin has made positive contributions to achieve legislative reform towards creating accessible built environments, facilities and public and private transport. 
Bill Marklew
Trade Unionist Bill Marklew was appointed Secretary of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) in Queensland in 2000. He has been a member of the CPSU since 1994 and played a key role in the organisation of the picket line during the Maritine Union of Australia dispute in Townsville as well as the Our Rights at Work Campaign in Brisbane.


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