This video shows the welcome to conference and the opening panel, ‘Rebuilding, Resilience and Innovation’.
Plenary Welcome & Panel
Welcome to Country
Uncle Greg Simms
Paul Power Refugee Council of Australia
Leanne Smith Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University
Peter Shergold AC Western Sydney University, NSW Coordinator-General for Refugee Resettlement
Opening Panel Topic: Rebuilding: Resilience and Innovation
This opening session for Refugee Alternatives 2021 provides a critical reflection on refugee and asylum seeker matters. It will explore themes of dignity and the importance and impact of language. The panel takes a critical, disruptive and aspirational approach and explore opportunities for change in the sector.
Adama Kamara, Refugee Council of Australia
Atem Atem, Refugee Communities Advocacy Network (NSW)
Rahila Haidary, Human Rights Advocate
Shukufa Tahiri, The National Refugee Advocacy and Advisory Group (NRAAG)