Conversations at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Indigenous Affairs

11 Aug 2018

In 2018 the Churchill Trust partnered with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Indigenous Affairs branch, to present 'Churchill Fellows in Conversation at PM&C’. During July and August, seven Churchill Fellows travelled from around Australia to Canberra to share their Fellowship experiences and perspectives in two discussion panels on crucial issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


For the first panel, ‘Changing Young Lives', Paul Bridge, Anna Flouris, Belinda Wainwright shared their Fellowship insights into improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth. In the second panel, Stephen Bentley, Phoebe Dixon, Jane Pedersen, and Pauline Brown, spoke on 'Trauma Informed Policy and Practice'. 


The Churchill Fellows noted the experience as both re-inspiring and validating for their ongoing work, particularly in the bringing together of diverse perspectives and expertise around a common agenda, and as reported by staff at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Fellows’ valuable insights led to stimulating discussions that will inform future policy.

   Top LH: Stephen Bentley, Phoebe Dixon, Jane Pedersen, and Pauline Brown, 'Trauma Informed Policy and Practice' panel 10 August 2018
   Top RH: Paul Bridge, Anna Flouris and Belinda Wainwright, 'Changing Young Lives' panel 23 July 2018
   Bottom LH: Anna Flouris, Belinda Wainwright and Paul Bridge, with facilitator Belinda Campbell, 'Changing Young Lives' panel 
   Bottom RH: Wendy Ah-Chin, Pauline Brown, Jane Pedersen, Phoebe Dixon, and Stephen Bentley, 'Trauma Informed Policy and Practice' panel 


Download the PM&C Churchill Panel Programs Below

Churchill Fellows in Conversation at PM&C Changing Young Lives

Churchill Fellows in Conversation at PM&C Trauma Informed Policy and Practice


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