DIVERSITY CONFERENCE 2000

THE FIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECONCILIATION,
MULTICULTURALISM, IMMIGRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS

University of Technology, Sydney
1-2 December 2000

DRAFT PROGRAM

Please check this page regularly for program changes.

A hard copy of the final program will be provided at the conference.

 

FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2000
8.00-9.00 REGISTRATION
9.00-11.00 OPENING SESSION - A - FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER
University Hall
Introduction: Assoc. Prof. Jock Collins, Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney
Indigenous Welcome: Allan Madden, traditional Aboriginal Welcome to Country'
Conference opening: Address by Professor Tony Blake, Vice Chancellor , University of Technology, Sydney
  Conference Overview
Opening Speakers: Dr Evelyn Scott, Chair, Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation
Dr Barney Pityana, Chair, South African Human Rights Commission
Hon. Con Sciacca, Shadow Minister for Immigration
Hon. Philip Ruddock, Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
Chair: Prof. Mary Kalantzis, Dean, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Melbourne
11.00-11.20 MORNING TEA
11.20-1.00 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS - GROUP 1 - FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER
Bon Marche Blg 11.20-11.50 (Papers) 1A 11.55-12.25 (Papers) 1B 12.30-1.00 (Papers) 1C
ROOM 1 Jenny Ashby
Jenny Ashby & Associates Pty Ltd
Sharon Landers
Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, Melbourne
The Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board Case Study - The Cultural Change of an Organisation.
Monica Barone
Manager of Policy, Planning and Commissioning, Warringah Council
Everyday Diversity
Ms Cara Brough
Education and Training Coordinator, Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health, Victoria
Dilemmas and Complexities in Providing Relevant and Effective Diversity Training in Health and Welfare Settings
ROOM 2 Mr Roger Van Der Veen
Lecturer, School of Human Services, Southern Cross University, NSW
The Social-Emotional Side of Settlement in a Regional Centre
Dr Michael Tawa
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of NSW
Educational Access and Equity for Indigenous Students: The Built Environment Preparation Program, UNSW
Assoc. Prof. Scott Phillips
RMIT University, Melbourne
The Charter of Public Service in a culturally diverse society
ROOM 3 Dr Michael Leahy
Ph D student, Deakin University, Faculty of Arts
Reconciliation with our Indigenous Peoples: A Matter of Justice, but Justice Conceived as Indiviudal Rights or Obligations Under a Common Good?
Mr B. (Hass) Dellal OAM
Australian Multicultural Foundation
Best Practice/Promoting the Australian Experience Internationally
Dr Anita Heiss
Author
Readings from Token Koori and Sacred Cows
ROOM 4 Dr Lorraine Johnson-Riordan
Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Culture, Work & Technology, City University of New York
Time, Space and the Race Wars in the Age of Globalization
Dr Diane Barnes
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work, University of NSW
Australian of Mixed Racial and Ethnic Parentage: Identity Development and Social Relationships
Mr Antonio Mercurio
Manager, Curriculum Development, Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia
Ms Linda Clayton
Project Officer, Aboriginal Education Strategy, Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia
Imagining Themselves - Imagining Their Futures
ROOM 5 Craig Greene
National Aboriginal Cultural Institute - Tandanya
The Creation of the Information Rich and the Information Poor
Dr Paul Tabar
University of Western Sydney
Ashura, a Muslim Shii Ceremony
Daryl Taylor
Community Development Officer, Nillumbik Shire Council, Victoria
The Reconcilation Process
ROOM 6 Ms Inta Allegritti
Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Newcastle
Imagining Ourselves as Intercultural Citizens
Ms Amrita Dasvarma
Project Officer, YWCA Adelaide, University of Adelaide
Beyond Colonialism: Feminist Futures of Non-Western Women
Dr. Loong Wong
Independent Researcher/Website Editor
Henry Pan
President and Community Activist, Chinese Australian Services Society
Cultural Shifts: Immigrants 'Talk' on the Impact of Recent Immigration and Settlement Policies
ROOM 7 Mr Lee Christofis
Coordinator, Multicultural Arts Marketing Ambassadors Strategy
Diplomatic Strategies for Inviting Diverse Audiences into the Mainstream Arts
Cristina Pebaque
Community advocate
Community Advocacy, at the Heart of Diversity
Dr Giancarlo Chiro
Senior Lecturer, School of International Studies, University of South Australia
A Typology of Cultural Identity: A Study of Tertiary Students of Italian Ancestry in Australia
ROOM 8 Dr Barney Pityana, Chair, South African Human Rights Commission
A Conversation
Dr Paul Kauffman
Director, Multicultural Affairs, DIMA, Canberra
Diversity and Women Managers in Successful North American Organisations
Ms Annette Johnston
Ealry Childhood/Multicultural Field worker
Fears, Limiting Beliefs and other Diverse Realities in Australia
11.55-1.00 (Workshops) 1B
ROOM 9 Dr Evelyn Scott, Chair, Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation
A Conversation
Caroline Davidson, Diversity Project Manager Premiers Department
Mark Morey, Diversity Project Manager Labor Council
Caroline Pinto, Diversity Project Manager - Australian Business Limited
Cathy Johnston, Productive Diversity Officer - Newcastle
Daniella Bangozov, Productive Diversity Officer - Riverina
Productive Diversity in the Workplace - Regional Perspectives
ROOM 10 Prof. Mary Kalantzis, Dean, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Melbourne
A Conversation
The 'Torch' Workshop
Project coordinator Steve Payne and three members of the company
How we can Dance While the Earth is Turning: A Community Arts Workshop
1.45-3.00 PLENARY SESSION - B - FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER
University Hall
Reconciliation
Panel: Prof. Marcia Langton, Aboriginal Studies, Melbourne University
Assoc. Prof. Martin Nakata, Director, Aboriginal Research Institute, University of South Australia
Jackie Huggins, Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation
Dr Bill Jonas, Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights Commission
Mrs Bonita Mabo, Australian South Sea Islander Community
Chair: Maria Dimopoulos, Myriad Consultancy
3.00-4.05 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS - GROUP 2 - FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER
Bon Marche Blg 3.00-3.30 (Papers) 2A 3.35-4.05 (Papers) 2B
ROOM 1 Lucy Maguire
Ethnic Communities Development Officer, Holroyd City Council, NSW
Access and Reconciliation for Residents from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
Dr Frances Parker
Senior Lecturer, University of Western Sydney
Multiculturalism, Justice and Pesticides
ROOM 2 Nicholas Niarchos AM
President, Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia Inc.
The Changing Role of Ethnic Organisations
Alan David Gold
President, Anti-Defamation Unit, B'nai B'rith, Sydney, NSW
Hitler's Grandchildren - Jackboots in Cyberspace
ROOM 3 Mr Evan Frangos
Curriculum Policy Officer, Language and Multicultural Centre, Department of Education, Training, and Employment, South Australia
Culturally Inclusive Teaching and Learning: Unity in Diversity
Anastasia Kapetas
Ph.D. candidate. University of New South Wales
Globlalisation and Human Rights: China and the Question of Universalism
ROOM 4 Professor Japanangka Errol West
Head of Academic Programs, Southern Cross University, School of Aboriginal Studies
The Australian Certification-Caste System -How Much Longer?
Paul Mortimer
Policy Adviser to Dr Peter Wong, Unity Party MP, Sydney
When Ethnic Peak Organisations Disagree With Government: Recent NSW History
ROOM 5 Assoc. Prof. Martin Nakata
Director, Aboriginal Research Institute, University of South Australia
A Conversation
Ms Susan Shore
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTAR) (Vic), Defenders of Native Title (DONT)
Why Howard Can't Say Sorry: Or Out of the White Anglo Colonial Compound to a Just and Inclusive Society. Racism and Cultural Revolution
ROOM 6 Prof. Marcia Langton
Aboriginal Studies, Melbourne University
A Conversation
Ms Lisa Mann
Senior Consultant, WORKCO Group Training
Indigenous Recruitment Strategy within the City of Port Phillip

ROOM 7

 

Bob Gould
Bookseller, Newton, NSW
A Refutation: McGuinness, Windshuttle and "Quadrant" - The Revisionist Attack on Australian History about Britsh Conquest and Aboriginal Resistance
Dr Peter Gale
Lecturer, University of South Australia
Representations of Reconciliation: Bridges, Symbols and Substance
ROOM 8 Jackie Huggins
Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation
A Conversation
Dr Bill Jonas
Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights Commission
A Conversation
ROOM 9 3.00-4.05 (Workshops) 2A
Dr Catriona Elder, Dr Cath Ellis, Angela Pratt
Faculty of Arts, University of Wollongong, NSW
Reconciliation: Origins, Policy, Practice, Representations, Meanings, Futures
ROOM 10 Caroline B. Pinto
Principal Consultant, ICDR Australia Pty Ltd
Dr. Zane Ma Rhea
National Centre for Gender and Cultural Diversity, Swinburne University of Technology
Making a Difference - The Personal Effectiveness in Diversity Program
ROOM 11 3.00-3.30 (Papers) 2A 3.35-4.05 (Papers) 2B
Joy De Leo
Manager Countering Racism and Unity in Diversity, Department of Education Training and Employment
Building Unity in Diversity by Integrating Universal Values into the Curriculum: the South Australian Experience
Prof. Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Pacific and Asian History, RSPAS, Australian
Exotic Properties: Migrants, Globalization and the Control of Boundaries
Presentation Type
30 min paper
4.05-4.30

AFTERNOON TEA

Book Launch: Talkin' Up to the White Woman by Aileen Moreton-Robinson

4.30-5.45 PLENARY SESSION - C - FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER
University Hall
Immigration & Diversity
Panel: Dr James Jupp, Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Australian National University
Senator Meg Lees, Leader, Australian Democrats
Neville Roach, Chair, Council for Multicultural Australia
Hon. Dr Andrew Theophanous, Independent Member of the Australian Parliament
Chair: Dr Bill Cope, Director, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture

8.00pm

CONFERENCE DINNER - FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER
 

Nine Course Chinese Banquet

Regal Restaurant

347-353 Sussex Street, Sydney

Entertainment: Latin American Band

 

SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2000
8.00-9.00 REGISTRATION
9.00-10.30 PLENARY SESSION - D - SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER
University Hall
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Panel: Dr Thu Nguyen-Hoan, Multicultural Affairs Branch, Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
Hon. Al Grassby, former Minister for Immigration
Prof. Michael Singh, Head, Department of Language and International Studies, RMIT University
Dr Amareswar Galla, Executive Director, Australian Forum for Cultural Diversity, University of Canberra
Chair: Prof. Andrew Jakubowicz
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney
10.30-10.50

MORNING TEA

Book Launch: "Kebabs, kids, Cops & Crime: Youth, Ethnicity & Crime"
               by Jock Collins, Greg Noble, Scott Poynting, Paul Tabar

10.50-12.30 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS - GROUP 3 - SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER
Bon Marche Blg 10.50-11.20 (Papers) 3A 11.25-11.55 (Papers) 3B 12.00-12.30 (Papers) 3C
ROOM 1 Mr Albert Beralds
Manager, Multicultural and Equity Strategies, Adelaide, South Australia
Temporary Protection Visa Holders: Meeting the Challenge
Dr Amareswar Galla
Executive Director, Australian Forum for Cultural Diversity, University of Canberra
Reconciliation in Multicultural Societies: Power and Location
Trevor Woodhead
Trainer/Consultant
The Trouble with one Nation...
ROOM 2 Assoc. Prof. Peter Kell
RMIT University
Aussie, Aussie Aussie Who? Who? Who? How Diversity was Placed Last at the 2000 Olympics
Dr Diane Barnes
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work, University of NSW
Where does the Heart Belong? An Exploration of how Refugees Relate to Australia and their Country of Origin
Professor Andrew Jakubowicz
Professor of Sociology, University of Technology, Sydney
Ms Helen Meekosha
Senior Lecturer, University of NSW
"Silence is...": Disability Studies Dis/engages with Multicultural Studies
ROOM 3 Deirdre O'Donnell
Deputy Ombudsman, Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Scheme
Jane Hill
Business Manager, Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Scheme
Diversity Training
Sophie Diamandi
School of Social Work & Social Policy, University of South Australia
Cultural Competencies in Human Services
Dr Susan Thompson, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of NSW - presenting on behalf of self and Dr Kevin Dunn (Geography, UNSW) and Dr Bronwyn Hanna (FBE, UNSW)
Inter-Communal Relations and Local Government in Australia
ROOM 4 Judy Frazer
Australian Multicultural Foundation, RMIT University
The Dementia Care Project - Reaching Home Carers
Mr Farvardin Daliri
Manager, Migrant Resource Centre Townsville/Thuringowa, Queensland
A Case Study of Cultural Development in Townsville Region (paper or workshop)
John Scott
Deputy Head, School of Indigenous Australian Studies, James Cook University, Queensland
Indigenous Rights
ROOM 5 Ms Elizabeth Dimitriadis
RMIT University, Melbourne
The Impact of Ethno-cultural Identity on a Group of Australian-Greek Managers
Santina Bertone,
Executive Director, Workplace Studies Centre, Victoria University
Mary Leahy
Research Fellow, Workplace Studies Centre, Victoria University
Productive Diversity
Tatiana Pentes
Artist
Strange Cities: A Musical CD-Rom
ROOM 6 Professor Jan Fook
Professor of Social Work, Deakin University, Victoria
Emerging Ethnicities as a Theoretical Framework for Social Work
Zuzanka Kutena
Student of Social Ecology at the University of Western Sydney
Indigenous Peoples' and Global Change: Re-Framing the dialogue
Charles Khoo
NSW TAFE
Cross-Cultural Training Methods
ROOM 7 Dr James Jupp
Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Australian National University
A Conversation
Michael Singh
Professor of Language and Culture, RMIT University, Melbourne
Commemorating Federation: Asian-Australian Perspectives on "White Australia Politics"
Dr Bill Cope
Director, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture
Public Service in a Culturally Diverse Society
ROOM 8 Ms Katherine Danylak
Audience Development and Marketing, Museum Victoria: Immigration Museum and Melbourne Museum, Marketing/Education and Visitor Programs
Reaching New Museum Audiences: Issues in Audience Development Targeting Culturally Diverse Audiences.
11.25-12.30 (Workshops) 3B
Lillian Holt
Director, Centre for Indigenous Education, University of Melbourne
Dr. Zane Ma Rhea
National Centre for Gender & Cultural Diversity, Swinburne University of Technology
Interrogating Whiteness in the Process of Reconciliation
ROOM 9 Dr Michael Tawa
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of NSW
Reconciliation in Action: Design Projects at Warburton Ranges, WA - A Collaboration between the Ngaanyatjarra Community and the University of NSW
Ms Christine Cargill
National Director, Social Responsibility and Justice, Uniting Church in Australia
Conflict Resolution through the use of Story Telling in Small Communities
ROOM 10 Dr Thu Nguyen-Hoan, Multicultural Affairs Branch, Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
A Conversation
Dalal Elhage Smiley, City of Darebin, Multicultural Affairs Coordinator , Chair of Victorian Arabic Social Services
Temporary Protection Visa Holders- Underclass Refugees
Anna Hall
, Manager Community Planning, City of Greater Dandenong's Diversity Unit
Diversity in Local Government
12.30-1.15 LUNCH
1.15-2.45 PLENARY SESSION - E - SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER
University Hall
Refugees & Human Rights
Panel: David Bitel, Secretary-General, International Commission of Jurists, Australian Section
Alistair Gee, Amnesty International
Margaret Piper, Executive Director, Refugee Council of Australia
Senator Andrew Bartlett, Australian Democrats
Joumana Elmatrah, Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria
Chair: Assoc. Prof. Jock Collins, Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney
2.45-3.50 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS - GROUP 4 - SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER
Bon Marche Blg  2.45-3.15 (Papers) 4A  3.20-3.50 (Papers) 4B
ROOM 1 Ms. Pendo Mwaiteleke
Lecturer, School of Social Work & Social Policy, Curtin University of Technology
Approaches to Settlement Services
Dr Aileen Moreton-Robinson
Convenor, Indigenous Studies, School of Humanities, Griffith University, Queensland
A Possessive Investment in Patriarchal Whiteness: Nullifying Native Title
ROOM 2 Dr Loong Wong
Independent Researcher/Website Editor
Globalisation, Diversity and Management: Looking for Diversity
Ms Judith Booth
Deakin University, Victoria
The Recruiter and the Indian Information Technologist
ROOM 3 Mrs Grace Berry
Manager, Multicultural and Equity Strategies, Adelaide, South Australia
My Life in Ceduna
Dr Mark Lopez
The Origins of Multiculturalism in Australian Politics 1945-1975, and the Role of the Left.
ROOM 4 Dr Susan Murphy
QE II Research Fellow, Social Ecology, UWS-Hawkesbury
'Out Here': 'The Urban Bush' - Re-imagining Western Sydney
Sue Lewis and Ros Harris
National Centre for Gender and Cultural Diversity, Swinburne University of Technology
Equity By Any Other Name?
ROOM 5 Joumana Elmatrah
Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria
Exploring Historical Concepts of Leadership Among Muslim Women and Defining the New Arena to Lead
Pym Trueman
NGO Liaison Officer in Tasmania for the Australian Baha'i Community.
Sharing Spiritual Diversity
ROOM 6 Dr Mir Rabiul Islam
Lecturer, School of Sciences and Liberal Studies, Charles Sturt University, NSW
Mirna Jah Jah
Student, Charles Sturt University, NSW
Young Australians: Emotions, Stereotypes, and Attitudes Towards Aborigines, Asians and Arabs
Ms Hanya Stefaniuk
Manager, Multicultural Programs
Racism. No Way!
ROOM 7 June Perkins
Doctorate student, English Dept, University of Sydney
49 Seconds to Reconciliation? A do-it yourself Guide to Running in Anti-colonial Spikes
Mick Leon
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Officer, Worimi Aboriginal Nation
Indigenous Fishing NSW
ROOM 8 David Bitel
Secretary-General, International Commission of Jurists, Australian Section
Margaret Piper

Executive Director, Refugee Council of Australia
A Conversation:
Alistair Gee
Amnesty International
A Conversation
ROOM 9 2.45-3.50 (Workshops) 4A
Pamela Lockyer-Scutton & Kristina Barnett
Let's Play Fair: A Guide to Help Young Children Tackle Prejudice
ROOM 10 Assoc. Prof. Jock Collins
Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney
Youth, Ethnicity and Crime: Canterbury Pilot Survey
ROOM 11 2.45-3.15 (Papers) 4A 3.20-3.50 (Papers) 4B
Dr Zane Ma Rhea
National Centre for Gender and Cultural Diversity, Swinburne University of Technology
Whitewashing Diversity: the management of diversity from a 'white superiority' perspective.
Paula Abood
Community development worker/activist and writer
Arabs, Activism, Racism and the Media
3.50-4.15 AFTERNOON TEA
4.15-5.45 CLOSING SESSION - F - SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER
University Hall
Where to Next?
Panel: Dr Sev Ozdowski, CEO, Office of Multicultural and International Affairs, South Australian Government
Mick Dodson, Chair, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Assoc. Prof. Jock Collins, Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney
Prof. Andrew Jakubowicz, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney
Dr Bill Cope, Director, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture
Chair: Prof. Mary Kalantzis, Dean, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Melbourne

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