Past Conferences

2017, Surry Hills

The 2017 DV NSW conference was held at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre in lovely Surry Hills on 28-29 Augustr 2017. It was such a great venue that we return there in 2019 and the two days were packed with a set of fabulous speakers:

Maha Krayem Abdo OAM
Jenny Aitchison MP
Briony Benjamin
Katherine Brown
Anna Butler
Emma Buxton-Namisnyk
Samantha Campbell
Kylie Dowse
Renata Field
Caterina Giorgi
Ginger Gorman
The Hon. Pru Goward MP
Fiona Guthrie AM
Dr. Nicola Henry
Tara Hunter
Andrew Johnson
Debbie Kilroy OAM
An Le
Dr Vanessa Lee
Dixie Link-Gordon
Alison Macdonald
Louisa McKimm
Adele Murdolo
Rachel Olding
Dr. Astrid Perry
Jessica Shonk
Lizette Twisleton
Jacqui Watt

2015, Sydney Opera House

The 2015 DV NSW conference was held at Sydney Opera House on 3-4 November 2015. After a successful two days, a number of speakers kindly agreed to share their presentations with us. They are available below.

Greg Yee – Impact of DV on Children

Jamie Rullis – Transgender Women’s Access to Women’s Services

Peta Cox, ANROWS – Personal Safety Study; What is it and what does it tell us?

Jess Cadwallader & Meredith Lea, PWDA – Domestic Violence Services for People with a Disability

Alica Stiles, Legal Aid NSW – Safer Pathways

Beth Stockton, Results Leadership Group – Results Based Accountability

Shelly Baker & Jan Breckenridge – Staying Home Leaving Violence; How and why it works

Clint Berry & Jen Lang, Baptist Care – Men’s Behaviour Change Network

Kylie Dowse, Port Macquarie Hastings – Men’s Behaviour Change and Community Engagement 

Rachael Martin, Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre – Changes to Victims Compensation

2014, Rydges, Surry Hills

The 2014 DV NSW Conference was held at the Rydges Hotel in Surry Hills. Presentations from the 2014 conference are available below

Heather Nancarrow, ANROWS – Realising a Vision

Nemat Kharboutil, Muslim Women’s Association – Challenges faced by Muslim women settling in Australia

Annie Harvey, Australian Red Cross – Support to women without substantive visas

Dr. Michael Flood, University of Wollongong – Critical issues on violence against women: International perspectives and promising strategies

Jodie Cox, ADHC and Virginia Young, St Vincent de Paul – Ability Links Program for DV clients

Kerryn Boland and Morgan Lander, NSW Childrens Guardian – Changes to the Working with Children Check

Nick Carlile, Sydney Homeless Services, YWCA NSW – Making the best use of your brokerage

Vanessa Born, Domestic Violence Victoria – Domestic and Family Violence in the media

Rachael Martin, Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre Inc – Domestic Violence Victims Compensation

Melissa Brooks, Address Housing – Address Housing: New specialist DV housing company

Bonnie Souter, SWSI TAFE – It Stops Here: New tools, roles and training for DV workers

2013, Glebe

Photos from the 2013 conference are available on our Facebook page