Aboriginal Family Violence Policing Conference

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Presenter:  NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services has partnered with Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation and Rio Tinto

Date: Jun 20, 2018 to Jun 22, 2018

Time: 8:00am to 6:00pm

Contact person:  Steph Stotler, Conference Coordinator
T: 0889857018 0459859633
E: Stephanie.Stotler@pfes.nt.gov.au

Location:  Yirrkala, Arnhem Land

Aboriginal Family Violence Policing Conference 2018

Following the success of last year’s conference, held in Alice Springs in 2017, Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation and the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services, will once again host this conference with a difference. All delegates will travel to the remote Aboriginal community Yirrkala, Arnhem Land, some 1000km east of Darwin.

This conference offers a unique opportunity to engage with Aboriginal Elders, hear from leaders in the anti violence space and  embrace the outback setting in an extraordinary three-day learning symposium.

While the 2017 conference set the scene for wider discussions about the effects of violence on Aboriginal communities, the 2018 conference seeks to engage attendees through a range of workshops and empowerment training opportunities, to reduce the spate of domestic violence across the country.

Engaging police from across Australia and Australasia, keynote speakers from around the world, CEOs and professors leading the discussions, national media partners and politicians; this conference offers a unique opportunity for businesses to showcase their brand, products and services to the expected 300 attendees.

About the Northern Territory Police Force and Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation

To share a little background on who we are, the Northern Territory Police Force has the highest police staff numbers per capita, to support the smallest population in the country.

With the highest rates of domestic violence in Australia, it is more important than ever that the Northern Territory Police Force continue to engage with our partners and community stakeholders. This conference offers us the opportunity to show others what we are doing in remote communities, particularly what is working to reduce the spate of domestic violence, and learn from others.

Founded in 1984, the Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation (RAC) represents the Rirratjingu people, the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Land on the Gove Peninsula. While the RAC’s origins lie with mining, the corporation leadership has always been mindful of the fact that benefits from the mine are finite, and that participation in the economy through business and employment is vital. The organisation has led numerous campaigns, events and activities to raise awareness of the issue, including White Ribbon Balls, Marches and Runs, as well as a partnership with Charlie King and the NO MORE Campaign.

The Conference will be held in Yirrkala, Arnhem Land Northern Territory, Australia

A unique Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land, Yirrkala is home to a number of leading Aboriginal artists, whose traditional Aboriginal art can be found in art galleries around the world. The conference will be held outdoors overlooking the infamous
Gove Peninsula. The Yolngu people are the traditional owners of Yirrkala, a place rich in culture and heritage. The landscape will offer attendees of this conference a unique experience and opportunities to engage with Elders and experience the ‘real’ Aboriginal culture.


Wednesday 20 June 2018
NO MORE Violence March
Welcome to Country
Remote Workshop Experience
Welcome Reception

Thursday 21 June 2018
Conference Day One
Men’s and Women’s Business
FREE Evening

Friday 22 June 2018
Conference Day Two
Think Tank Panel
NO MORE Violence Dinner

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