Enhancing cultural safety & access to services to close the gap
Conference Date
22 - 23 February 2023
Early Bird - Save $100
Book by 10/02/23


Empowering First Nations Australians to take control of their health
Achieving equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health and life expectancy within a generation is non-negotiable. Allowing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share ownership, responsibility and accountability will drive the progress for current and future generations.

This conference aims to provide a platform for Elders, leaders and respected voices in the community to discuss how we can enhance the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. It is pivotal that we are consistently engaging the community and giving them the opportunity to take control of their health. You will have the opportunity to discuss how to enhance cultural safety, access to services, co-designing programs and priorities with the community and improving social determinants that impact health.

Why attend this event?

• Hear international insights from New Zealand on how they are leading the way with health outcomes
Connect with Elders, leaders & individuals from the community
• Share your thoughts & ask questions during live Q&A & have a yarn at our interactive roundtable discussions

Who will attend?

Senior leaders, managers and practitioners with responsibility for Aboriginal Health, Allied Health, Health/Clinical Services, Community Engagement and Aboriginal Policy/Strategy, in the following types of organisations:
• Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs)
• Aboriginal Medical Services
• Aboriginal Corporations
• Local Health Districts (LHDs) and Primary Health Networks (PHNs)
• Community orgs/ NFPs
• Government (Local, State, Federal)

Free Pass Application

The Hatchery is dedicated to connecting people with knowledge to inspire change. To do this, we endeavour to make our conferences as accessible as possible. As such, The Hatchery is delighted to offer a select number of free passes to organisations & representatives of small health services & interested individuals who may not otherwise be able to pay to attend. To apply, please contact

Key benefits of attending

  • Hear from Elders, leaders & respected voices in the community on how we can improve cultural safety within health services
  • Learn how to shift westernised responses within health to incorporate culture
  • Understand how to co-design programs & policies alongside the community
  • Learn how to improve mental health responses to combat the increasing rate of suicide amongst youth
  • Understand how systemic racism impacts the overall health & wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Key Speakers

Julie Tongs OAM
Chief Executive Officer
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services
Kayeleen Brown
Chief Executive Officer
Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health & Community Services, NSW
Peter Malouf
Chief Executive Officer
Townsville Aboriginal Islander Health Service, QLD