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Geoff Gallop
Geoff Gallop AC Director/Professor, Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney & former Premier of WA

Geoff Gallop was born and raised in Geraldton, Western Australia and undertook tertiary studies at the University of WA, Oxford University and Murdoch University. In 1986, Geoff was elected a Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, a position he held until retiring from politics in 2006. Professor Gallop was a Minister in the Lawrence Labor Government from 1990 to 1993, the Leader of the Opposition from 1996 to 2001 and the Premier of Western Australia from 2001 to 2006. After retiring from politics, Geoff was appointed Professor and Director of the Graduate School of Government, The University of Sydney, a position he still holds. Geoff has been honoured with Life Membership of the Association for the Blind (Western Australia), was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Pubic Administration Australia and was admitted to the Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Murdoch University. He also holds the position of Deputy Chair of the Council of Australian Government’s Reform Council and is a member of the National Health & Hospitals Reform Commission. In 2008, Geoff was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.

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Daisy Gardener
Daisy Gardener Economic Justice Advocacy Officer, Oxfam Australia

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Ashleigh Gardner
Ashleigh Gardner Journalist, Southern Cross Austereo

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Khadija Gbla
Khadija Gbla Peer Educator, Advocate for Equality, Cross Cultural Consultant

<p>Khadija Gbla is a passionate leader of the African community and an inspired advocate for equality. She has been a peer educator for the Women’s Health Statewide program on female genital mutilation since 2004, and for SHine SA, the leading sexual health agency in South Australia, since 2006.

She is also a member of the YWCA and was a member of the Steering Group which established our Two Degrees of Separation program, which offers mentoring support to young women from a variety of backgrounds.

Khadija volunteers with South Australian Council of Social Services and Multicultural Youth South Australia Inc, where she helps facilitate workshops on mental health issues. She was secretary of the Charles Sturt Youth Advisory Committee and Chair of the Charles Sturt Mental Health sub-committee.

Khadija attended the 20/20 Summit in Canberra and is now a member of the Office for Youth A Team. Khadija is determined to give women, young people and minority groups a voice. Khadija provides a multicultural perspective on youth issues and concerns.

 Currently studying Law and politics at Flinders University,</p> <p>For her social justice activities Khadija has been recognised by a number of significant Australian business and political organisations, and in 2011 was named Young South Australian of the Year and Young African Australian of the Year.

 Khadija has begun work on a new magazine called Chocolate. This magazine is the focus of her determination to help refugees in their new home in Australia.

 Finally khadija runs her own consultancy which offers cross cultural training for organisations, private companies and government agencies, Advocacy and motivational speaking.</p> <p> </p>

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Anna George
Anna George Adjunct Professor at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Murdoch University

Adjunct Professor at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Murdoch University and a Murdoch graduate, Ms Anna George has had a long and distinguished diplomatic career, mostly recently as Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia. Ms George served as Alternate Representative at the Australian Permanent Mission to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague; represented Australia at the Middle East Arms Control and Regional Security discussions; was First Secretary at Australia’s Permanent Mission to the UN in Vienna; and a member of the Australian Delegation to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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Georgia Germein
Georgia Germein Singer/Songwriter and advocate for the world's poor

<p>Georgia Germein is an Adelaide based acoustic pop singer-songwriter who is already achieving an extensive amount for someone so young in their musical career. Georgia writes about her experiences of growing up in the bush in the Adelaide Hills, her love of the ocean and travel, combined with her commitment to the environment, indigenous reconciliation, her work in the Kalahari, South Africa and Nepal as World Vision's 2010 Youth Ambassador. She has already won a number of prestigious awards including seven ASME Young Composers Awards, the 2007 South Australian Premiers Award, National winner of the 2009 Young Bloods Radio Competition for Nova and semi-finalist in the Channel 9 Young Achievers Awards.</p>

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Katherine Gibson
Prof Katherine Gibson Economic Geographer, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies

an economic geographer from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Professor Gibson has written widely on alternatives to capitalism including feminist critiques. Committed to action research with communities interested in reshaping economic practices to fit local needs, her research interests include alternative regional economic development in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia and the US; and international contract migration and community economic activism in our region.

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Ramla Giirre
Ramla Giirre Co-founder of Muslim Girls Kollective South Australia and Migration Support Programs Caseworker at Australian Red Cross

Ramla Giirre is a Social Work and International Relations alumni at the University of South Australia.  She is currently perusing a Graduate Certificate of International Development at Flinders University. She currently works as a Migration Support Programs caseworker for the Australian Red Cross.<br />  <br /> She has represented Australia at international conferences in the Czech Republic, Kenya and Switzerland. She gained mainstream attention by introducing the burkini, Islamically appropriate swimwear, to South Australian surf lifesaving clubs.<br />  <br /> As a former Somali refugee her real passion is a group she established called the Muslim Girls Kollective of South Australia, where she uses her knowledge and experiences to inspire younger girls to aim high.<br />  <br /> In 2008, she co-founded the Muslim Girls Kollective South Australia (MGKSA) in Adelaide, a ground-breaking initiative aimed at giving young Muslim women and refugees the opportunity to access educational and recreational activities in their community.<br /> This program is a mentoring and social inclusion program. MGKSA focused on promotion of social inclusion, education and strategies of building resilience in members and the target population.<br />  <br /> She hopes to complete her Graduate Certificate and pursue a Masters in Health and International Development at Flinders University. In the near future she plans to work as an aid worker in the Asia-Pasific region. She has a love for volunteering and documentaries.<br />

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Norman Gillespie
Norman Gillespie Chief Executive, UNICEF Australia

Norman Gillespie is Chief Executive of UNICEF Australia and a vocal advocate for child rights. Providing a voice for the underrepresented, Dr Gillespie has spoken out for child rights both domestically and internationally, and has seen UNICEF’s work on the frontline in Kenya, Pakistan, China, Laos and Zimbabwe.<br />  <br /> He brings experience from the commercial, arts and philanthropic sectors, having held major roles as CEO of the Sydney Opera House for five years and CFO and Deputy CEO of Optus. He has also been involved in several Not for Profit agencies including Deputy Chairman of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Board Director for the Australian Business Arts Foundation, and Board Director of the Sydney Convention and Visitors Bureau. Dr Gillespie currently sits on the Editorial Advisory Committee for <em>The Global Mail</em>, and as Board Director of <em>Pinchgut Opera</em>.<br />  <br /> He is passionate about education as the most effective and sustainable investment to break the cycle of poverty which causes such inequity in developing countries. Dr Gillespie is a frequent media commentator on child rights and international aid. In May 2013 Dr Gillespie was appointed to UNICEF's worldwide Executive Standing Group of National Committees.<br />  <br />

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Michael Good
Prof Michael Good AO Professor and National Health and Medical Research Council Australia Fellow, Griffith University

Professor Michael Good is an Australia Fellow at the National Health and Medical Research Council, Griffith University. He was the past Director of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, a past President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes, and a past Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology. In 2006 he was appointed as Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. In 2008 he was a Steering Committee member and Co-Chair of the "long-term national health strategy" of the 2020 Summit. Also in 2008 he was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to medical research and contributions to education. In 2009 he won the Australian Museum CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science. In 2010 he was named a "Queensland Great" by the Queensland Premier. He graduated MD PhD DSc from the University of Queensland and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. He undertook postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland before returning to Australia in 1988. His interests are in the field of immunity and immunopathogenesis to malaria and group A streptococcus/rheumatic fever, with particular relevance to the development of vaccines.

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Katherine Goode
Katherine Goode Director of the Abraham Institute

Katherine Goode is the Director of the Abraham Institute as well as a writer and event organizer. She has written for such publications as the Advertiser, the Los Angeles Times, the Australian Women’s Weekly, the Australian and the Australian Jewish News. She has also published 14 children’s books.<br /> <br /> From 2003-20007, she was coordinator of Project Abraham, a multi-faith program, which created a model for peace and reconciliation between Muslims, Jews and Christians. That program was sponsored by the Department for Immigration and Citizenship. In 2011, she became director of the Abraham Institute. 

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Maddy Gould
Maddy Gould Member of Youth Planning a Change Today (Youth PACT) for Plan Australia

<p>Maddy Gould is a member of Youth Planning a Change Today (Youth PACT), Plan in Australia's youth team. She is passionate about empowering girls because girls are of incredible value and should be considered and treated equally.  When Maddy leaves school she wants to have a career in the medical field and help in developing countries. She enjoys playing basketball and dancing while nobody is watching. She believes the most important thing we can do to change the world is to individually stand up against the injustices we see because little change leads to big change.</p>

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Martin Griffiths
Martin Griffiths Associate Professor, International Relations, Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University

Martin’s research areas of expertise include international relations theory; US foreign policy since 1945; nationalism; theories of peace and war; and the epistemology of social science. He has published ten books, including International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2007, editor), The Rise of Anti-Americanism (Routledge, 2006, co-editor), Encyclopedia of International Relations (Routledge, 2005, editor), International Relations: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 2008) (with T. O’Callaghan and S. Roach); Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations (Routledge, 2009), and Realism, Idealism and International Politics (Routledge, 1995). At present he is writing a book entitled Rethinking International Relations Theory (Palgrave, 2010). He has a BSC (Econ) (London), MA (Keele), and PhD (UBC).

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Deepa Gupta
Deepa Gupta Executive Director, Indian Youth Climate Network

Deepa is the co-founder and an Executive Director of the Indian Youth Climate Network, which is working to build India’s youth movement on climate change. In 2008, Deepa coordinated the first Indian Youth Delegation at COP14. She also launched IYCNs climate leadership program, and since then has trained hundreds of youth in India to take action on climate change, resulting in the launch of many eco-action groups and grassroots projects. She aims to ensure that Indian youth voices, especially those from climate affected communities, are heard and seen nationally and internationally. Deepa is also currently working with Green Economy India on green jobs, green businesses and green courses to support India’s transition into a greener economy. Deepa previously worked with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) where she worked on religion and climate change and has continued her interaction with faith groups in India. She has also previously worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she joined their Business Assurance division and moved on to work with their climate change practice; and also worked in project management with Saviom. Deepa is currently a studying bachelor of commerce at UTS. She is of Indian background and has grown up in Australia, therefore envisions the two countries working closer together in combatting climate change.

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Abel Guterres
Abel Guterres Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Timor-Leste to Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Fiji

<p> Abel Guterres was one of the fortunate people to have been evacuated to Australia in 1975 just prior to the Indonesian occupation of Timor-Leste. Having lived in Melbourne for the intervening years, he returned to Timor-Leste in 1999 to take part in the United Nations supervised Referendum on Independence. <o:p></o:p></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 18px;">An active community member in Melbourne, Abel worked in the transport industry, volunteered with the Timorese community and was presenter and broadcaster with Community Radio 3CR, the Timorese language news and current affairs station. Throughout this time he also worked as an activist on the diplomatic front with the now President of Timor-Leste, His Excellency Dr Jose Ramos-Horta, and played a leading role as a lobbyist in Australia.</span></p> <p> <o:p></o:p></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 18px;">In 1990, Abel was officially appointed as the representative of Conselho Nacional de Resistencia Maubere for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Countries on the struggle and liberation of Timor-Leste.</span></p> <p> <o:p></o:p></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 18px;">After attending the Diplomacy Training Program at the University of New South Wales in 2000,</span></p> <p> <o:p></o:p></p> <p> he was sent by then Foreign Minister, H.E. Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta, to Oxford University in England to attend the Foreign Service Program post graduate studies in International Law, International Politics, Diplomatic Practices and International Trade and Finance.</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 18px;">Abel’s many diplomatic roles include heading the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands Desk of the nascent Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; Deputy Director for Timor-Leste’s most successful Independence Day Celebrations which took place on May 20, 2002; Timor-Leste’s first Consul General to Australia; acting as Chief of Staff for then Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta in 2007; Director for Bilateral Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His work over has made a significant contribution to building a lasting friendship between Timor-Leste and Australia.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 18px;">In 2010 Abel Guterres was appointed the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Timor-Leste to Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Fiji.</span></p>

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