Steven Oliver

Steven Oliver is a descendant of the Kuku-Yalanji, Waanyi, Gangalidda, Woppaburra, Bundjalung and Biripi peoples. He rose to prominence with ABC’s ‘Black Comedy’, with other TV credits including ‘Faboriginal’ and ‘Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky’. Steven’s poetry is published in national and international poetry journals such as Ora Nui, Australian Poetry Journal, Solid Air, and […]

Ainslie Wills

Ainslie Wills uses profound lyricism, powerful vocals, and thought-provoking melodies to create music that is genre bending, unique and personal. With a captivating and commanding stage presence, Ainslie’s music has seen her tour both nationally and internationally, being invited to support the likes of Leon Bridges, Michael Kiwanuka, Hiatus Kaiyote, Lianne La Havas, Vance Joy, […]

John Brogden AM

John Brogden AM is the President of LifeLine International and Patron of Lifeline Australia, having served as its Chairman from 2012 to 2021. He is a leading Australian and international advocate for suicide prevention. John lives with depression and suicidal ideation and openly shares his story of success, failure, and redemption. From 1996-2005, John was […]

Clare Bowditch

Clare Bowditch’s 2019 memoir, ‘Your Own Kind Of Girl’, resonated with readers around the world through themes of shaping yourself through the stories we tell and taming your inner critic. Clare has been invited to speak at conferences and organisations all around Australia on the themes in her memoir, on modern mental health, and leads […]

Dr. Todd Fernando

Dr Todd Fernando is a descendant of the Kalarie peoples of the Wiradjuri nation and identifies as queer (pronouns he/him). Todd is the Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities, providing high-level strategic advice to the Victorian Government on the development and implementation of policies, services, and programs to meet the needs of LGBTIQ+ communities. Todd completed […]

Indira Naidoo

Throughout her 30-year award-winning journalistic career, Indira Naidoo has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affairs programs, including ABC’s LATE EDITION and SBS TV’s WORLD NEWS. She is currently the host of ABC Radio’s Weekend Nightlife. ​​Indira is also an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre the Wayside […]

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Jo Robinson

PhD, MSc, Applied Psy, Bsc Hons Psy Jo has dedicated her working life to improving our knowledge about the best approaches to reduce suicide risk among young people. As Associate Professor at Orygen, she leads the suicide prevention research unit, which is globally regarded as the leading centre of youth suicide research. Jo’s work also […]

Lillie Walker

Lillie Walker is a proud sixteen year-old Yorta Yorta, Kuku Yalanji and Girrimai woman. Lillie calls Shepparton home, and loves to sing, play piano, and perform for others. A member of Deborah Cheetham’s Dhungala Children’s Choir, Lillie has performed at the Shepparton ANZAC Commemorative Service and Shepparton Land of Plenty festival.

Shane Howard

For 40 years, Shane Howard has established himself as one of Australia’s most influential writers and singers. Inspired by everywhere from the red centre to the wilds of Tasmania, his songs have created a new map of Australia. Shane’s lyrics dig down into what it means to be a modern Australian. His music reaches across […]