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Keynote speakers announced for QHYC’s Platform 1225 2020

Comedian and author Corey White has been announced to headline and MC Queensland Youth Housing Coalition (QYHC)’s annual forum Platform 1225 on Tuesday, 17th November at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Brisbane. Corey joins an impressive line-up of advocates, academics, young people and practitioners who are committed to social justice, including Dr Lindy Annakin, lead writer of the out-of-home care chapter of the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and researcher on whistleblowing in the public interest; Dr Alistair Ping, Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology’s Graduate School of Business; and Dr Kristy Muir, CEO of the Centre for Social Impact and a Professor of Social Policy at UNSW Sydney Business School. A panel of young people will speak to their lived experience on issues affecting their communities, including Lane Brooks, a 23 year-old Mandandanji man who is passionate about enacting change. In 2020, the focus of Platform 1225 will be Truth, advocacy and systemic reform, with an understanding that colonisation must be addressed when discussing systemic reform. Presentations will consider what can be done today to make sure the previous patterns of history are not repeated, and how to ensure ethical practice remains a key focus for organisations and government. Tickets start from $65 for students and $120 for non-student QYHC Members. Find out more and register.

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