Warwick Hadfield has been a journalist on radio and in newspapers for four decades, including with The Australian newspaper and ABC Radio National. At The Australian, he held the positions of Chief of Staff, Editorial Writer and Chief Sports Correspondent. While at the ABC, as well as being an on-air presenter, Warwick has also worked as a marketing manager and producer. Warwick has written a dozen books, two plays and two CDs of original music. He also has extensive experience in public relations, particularly in the travel and higher education sectors, and for three years worked as the Communications Manager for the Geelong Footbal Club. He is currently working at ABC Radio National as sports correspondent on the breakfast show.
<p>Samah is the Australian Director of The Global Poverty Project and a women’s rights and anti poverty campaigner. She was selected as the 2010 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations and completed a fellowship with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.</p>
<p>Samah has advised national governments and international organizations on youth policy, multiculturalism and human rights issues. Her advisory roles have included member of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO, member of Amnesty International’s Diversity Steering Committee and member of the National Youth Roundtable .She was also selected as a participant to the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit and a member of the UN Expert Meeting Group on Youth.</p>
<p>Samah is a regular commentator on ABC24 newsmakers, ABC’s Q and A program, and also published several opinion pieces for Fairfax media as well as co authored the book ‘ The Future by Us’</p>
Eleanor Hall has been with the ABC for 12 years, working both as a reporter and presenter in news and current affairs. Eleanor’s media experience spans the globe. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from New York’s ivy league Columbia University and spent two years working and studying in the USA as a recipient of the prestigious Harkness Fellowship. Eleanor has also worked on Lateline, as both a reporter and political correspondent. In 1998 she was the ABC’s Washington correspondent covering the Clinton impeachment. Her most recent ABC Television incarnation was as a roving reporter for Foreign Correspondent, reporting from a range of countries including India, the UK, Hungary, Thailand and the Philippines. In 2000 Eleanor joined ABC Radio's current affairs reporting team serving AM, PM and The World Today. After a short break for maternity leave, Eleanor returned to present AM over the Christmas 2000 period, which led her to take up her current position as presenter of The World Today.
Dr Catherine Hamlin was born in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of Sydney in 1946. In 1950 she married Dr Reginald Hamlin and shortly after, the couple accepted a contract with the Ethiopian Government to set up a midwifery school in Addis Ababa. The Hamlin's were horrified by the many women suffering the devastating effects of obstetric fistula caused by prolonged and obstructed childbirth and, in response to this, developed a surgical technique to repair the condition. In 1975, the Hamlins opened Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and since then, have treated over 30,000 fistula patients. Today, Dr Hamlin continues her work at this hospital, serving as a senior consultant and chairing the Board of Trustees. Among the many awards she has received are the ANZAC Peace Prize in 1984, the Companion of the Order of Australia in 1995 and a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
To find out more about the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, please go to: http://www.hamlinfistula.org/
Dr Susan Harris Rimmer (BA[Hons]/LLB[Hons] UQ, SJD ANU) is the Director of Studies at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University. The APCD is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere. It is an educational hub for those seeking or advancing careers in such areas as foreign ministries, multilateral organisations, policy-making positions in the public service or international journalism. She is also a Research Associate at the Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School.<br />
Susan is the author of <em>Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of Timor Leste </em>(Routledge, 2010) and many other refereed publications. Susan was chosen as the winner of the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on the Human Rights of Women for 2006. She is a frequent contributor to the public press and called upon for commentary.<br />
Sue was awarded the Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Award in 2002, selected as participant in the 2020 Summit 2008 by Prime Minister Rudd, and awarded the Future Summit Leadership Award, 2008, by the Australian Davos Connection (part of the World Economic Forum).</p>
<span style="line-height: 18px;">Sue was previously the Manager of Advocacy and Development Practice at the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body for Australian development non-governmental organisations. Susan helped to consolidate ACFID's University Network and remains on the Steering Committee. She has also worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the National Council of Churches and the Parliamentary Library.</span><br />
She has been a board member of UN Women National Committee Australia and has previously been president of the voluntary non-governmental organisation Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and remains a member of the National Committee. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of Academics Stand Against Poverty (Australasia), and in October was appointed to the national board of the Refugee Council of Australia.</p>
Joanna Hayter has been working in the international aid and community development sector for 25 years. Her former roles include resident Country Director in Myanmar and Vietnam, and Regional Director for Southern Africa for international NGOs and she has managed her own development consulting business for clients including not-for-profit development organisations and multiple United Nations agencies. In November 2010 Joanna became the Executive Director of International Women's Development Agency based in Melbourne. IWDA is the only international development agency in Australia that focuses entirely on women and girls.
Noni Hazlehurst is one of Australia's favourite and most respected actors and presenters. The beloved Playschool presenter, Better Homes and Gardens host, and celebrated film, theatre and TV actress has undoubtedly one of the most impressive and wide-ranging career portfolios in the business. The winner of four Australian Film Industry Awards (AFIs), seven AFI nominations, two Logies and an Order of Australia, Noni's talent has made her a household name for more than 30 years. She added another award to an impressive list when she was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from Flinders University in South Australia. Noni is also an advocate for children's rights, and has been a patron of several child welfare organisations, including Barnados- a domestic charity at the forefront of child welfare service provision.
Andrew Hewett became Executive Director of Oxfam Australia in October, 2001, having worked with Oxfam Australia since 1991. His previous positions with Oxfam include leadership of the agency’s advocacy program and the direction of Oxfam International’s response to the crisis in East Timor from 1999 - 2001. Andrew has extensive international advocacy experience, was a member of the World Bank-NGO Committee for four years and has participated in and observed numerous international conferences, including those of the World Trade Organisation and the World Bank. Andrew is the vice-president of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak council of non-government development agencies. He is also Co-Chair of the Make Poverty History Campaign and a member of the BHP Billiton Forum for Corporate Responsibility. Andrew has visited Oxfam Australia programs in East Asia, South Asia, the Pacific, Central America, Southern Africa and the Horn of Africa as well as its programs working with Indigenous Australians.
Dr. Brian Hilton is the Food Security Advisor at World Vision Australia. Brian has over 20 years experience in Africa working as Agriculture Programs Coordinator for World Vision Mozambique and as Training Centre Coordinator for Food For the Hungry International In Central Chad. Brian has also worked for the department of agriculture in Indonesia and as a visiting lecturer in soil science at Merdeka University. During his career, Brian has focused on increasing farmer income through highly profitable new crops and vegetables. Brian has also worked on disseminating bio-fortified crops like orange fleshed sweet potato which increases family income and improves child nutrition at the same time.
<p>At age 16 Carina demonstrated amazing courage by escaping war–torn Vietnam on a small wooden boat with her 2 younger siblings and 370 other people. Carina survived harrowing conditions in a refugee camp in Indonesia, before being given the opportunity to go to the USA. Over the next 20 years, Carina earned a Bachelor of Chemistry, Bachelor of Art with Honours in Gender and Cultural Studies, and Masters in Business Administration. She went on to hold management positions in the semi-conductor, biotechnology, and healthcare industries in the areas of marketing, human resources and administrative management. Five years ago, Carina settled with her husband and daughter in Perth, and made a pledge to raise awareness of ‘boat people’ and their stories.</p>
<p>In 2011 Carina released her first book, Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1975-1996.The book has already received an award as Best Regional Non-Fiction (Australia and New Zealand) in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the USA. In March 2011, Carina was honoured as one of Western Australia’s most courageous and inspiring women. In 2011 she was also one of 100 women inducted into Western Australia’s inaugural Hall of Fame by His Excellency Dr Ken Michael AC, Governor of Western Australia and was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year - Belmont Small Business Awards. In 2012, Carina was appointed Special Representative for Australia for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency's charity in Australia, was finalist of the 2012 Murdoch University Distinguished Alumni Award and received the 2012 Karl Farrell Inspiration Award in Western Australia.</p>
<p>She now volunteers her time to assist families from different parts of the world to search for graves of their loved ones in former refugee camps in Indonesia. She is also pursuing a PhD at Murdoch University.</p>
Janet Holmes à Court is owner of the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. She is also Chairman of the John Holland Advisory Board, one of Australia's leading construction and engineering companies; the West Australian Symphony Orchestra; the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC). She is a Board Director of Vision 2020 Australia, Board Member of the Rio Tinto WA Future Fund, the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), the Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG) and Chamber of Arts and Culture WA. She is a science graduate from the University of Western Australia and taught science for a number of years before working more closely with family business matters. She has won numerous awards recognising her contribution to the community and to business, including a Companion of the Order of Australia.</div>
<p>Rex Horoi is the Executive Director for the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI), a position he has held since 2000. The Foundation is the largest, most experienced secular civil society network in the Pacific and works to foster self-reliance and sustainable development.</p>
<p>As a former Solomon Islands Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador to the United States and High Commissioner to Canada, Rex combines his vast experience in international negotiations with regional and community best practice in leadership. He was born and raised in a village on the island of Makira in the Solomon Islands.</p>
<p>Rex is passionate about linking Pacific communities to green technology investment and sustainable development to become more resilient and self-reliant. Rex believes in using modern technology to ensure the voices of the marginalised (women, youth, people living with HIV/AIDS, the poor of the poorest and people with disabilities) are heard by policy makers. He is known internationally for his `Two Ice-cream Cone’ paradigm, which links grassroots communities (the bottom ice-cream cone) with policy makers (the top ice-cream cone).<br />
<p>Dr Peter Horton is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Fellow of the Cairns Institute. He has taught in schools and universities in the UK, Australia, China and Singapore. He has a range of research interests focusing on the social, cultural and political analysis of historical and contemporary dimensions of sport, Olympism, coach education and Health and Physical Education. He is a member of editorial boards of the International Journal of the History of Sport and International Sport Studies. He played Rugby union football for the ‘Wallabies’ and has coached extensively; a life member of the Australian Society for Sports History, a member of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and, not surprisingly, remains a sports tragic.</p>
<p>Prior to joining the Crawford School of Economics, Stephen was Chief Economist at the Australian Agency for International Development. He worked from 1994 to 2005 at the World Bank, first in Washington and then in Delhi, where he was Lead Economist for India. In 2008, he worked on the Garnaut Review on Climate Change, where he managed the Review's international work stream. He continues to work as an advisor and consultant for AusAID and the World Bank on issues relating to aid effectiveness and climate change policy.</p>
<p>Stephen serves as a Board Member for the Pacific Institute of Public Policy, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Asian Development Bank Institute. He is the Director of the International and Development Economics teaching program at the Crawford School, and is also Director of the Development Policy Centre.<br />
Dr. Chiung-wen (Julia) Hsu is the 2011-2012 Fulbright Scholar and an associate professor at National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan. Hsu earned her Ph.D. degree in communication at SUNY-Buffalo in 2003. As a former TV journalist, Hsu covered many traumatic accidents. Thus, after being a communication scholar, she has been working on journalism and trauma.
Following Typhoon Morakot which hit Taiwan badly in 2009, she not only started a blog (Trauma News Watch) as an informative platform for reporters regarding ethical treatment of victims, peer support and handling emotions, but also promoted the idea of how communication facilitates disaster management (DM). With the new paradigm to review DM, she has received grants from Taiwan's National Science Council, Interchange Association, Japan and Fulbright Foundation, U.S. for research in trauma and journalism and disaster and communication interdisciplinary study. She has also been invited to give talks to DM officers, NGOs and researchers.
<p>Associate Professor Caroline Hughes is Director of the Asia Research Centre and Associate Professor of Governance Studies in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Murdoch University. She is a graduate in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford and obtained her MA and PhD as an ESRC Scholar at the Centre for South East Asian Studies, University of Hull, in the UK. Caroline’s research interests focus on two related questions: the politics of post-colonial state-building in South East Asia; and the politics of post-conflict reconstruction and international aid policy. In pursuit of these interests, she has conducted a number of studies on the ways in which international aid politics and policy prescriptions relating to human rights, democracy promotion and ‘good governance’ have affected indigenous processes of state-building and construction of state-society relations. To date her field research on these questions has been focused on two post-conflict countries in South East Asia: Cambodia and Timor-Leste.</p>
Jane is Academic Chair of Politics and International Studies and co-chairs the Development Studies Program at Murdoch University, is a member of the Oxfam Australia Board and Chair of that Board's Governance Committee. Her work focuses on social and political change in the Philippines, and at present she is researching the political economy of urban land reform in Manila, particularly the slum-eradication programs of multilateral agencies. With Dr Andrew Brown, Jane is the editor of the final New Rich volume, Organising Labour in Globalising Asia. She has also contributed chapters on the political economy of development in the Philippines in Garry Rodan et al (eds) The Political Economy of South-East Asia.
Tracee Hutchison is a Melbourne-based TV/radio broadcaster, journalist and writer. Tracee's extensive media roles include working as a reporter/producer for ABC TV's 'The 7.30 Report', ABC radio presenter, opinion columnist for the 'Saturday Age' and program director/broadcaster at Melbourne’s premier community radio station 3RRR. Tracee’s passion for social justice issues began during her broadcasting years at JJJ in the 1980’s and throughout her 25 year career she has interviewed a who’s who of arts, social justice and political subjects. Tracee is an Ambassador for the Big Issue's Women's Subscription Enterprise, she is a highly sought after event MC and conference facilitator and recently qualified as a civil celebrant. She is also the author of three books including an Australian music anthology 'Your Name's on the Door.'