Mark is a writer, a community worker, a campaigner for social justice, and an author. He assists the oppressed, the persecuted and the marginalised to tell their stories. He uses his writing, his photography and other styles of media to motivate people to be the change they want to see in the world.
Judy Horacek is an award winning Australian cartoonist, children’s book illustrator and writer, known for her wonderful sense of humour and her strong sense of equality and social justice. Her cartoons can be found on fridges and toilet doors all over the world – sometimes just plain silly but often with an important message. She has been published in The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian, The Canberra Times and in many books, magazines and journals both in Australia and overseas as well as on posters, greeting cards, t-shirts, mugs – you name it, her cartoons have been on it. She is currently published in The Age (Fairfax) and has twice been nominated for the Walkley Award for Best Cartoon.» Read more about Judy Horacek
A cross-cultural consultant, Tasneem has recently been appointed as an ‘Anti-Racism Champion’ by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Previously, she was one of ‘50 Women You Need to Know’ in 2017’s Herald Sun International Women’s Day count, following a listing in Latte Magazine’s 2016 ‘Women to Watch’. In previous years she has been listed in The Age Magazine’s Top 100 most influential ‘Movers and Shakers in Melbourne’ and The Australian Magazine‘s Leader series, of ‘Top Ten Thinkers’.» Read more about Tasneem Chopra
Criminal Lawyer, refugee, awe-inspiring speaker.
Deng Adut is a community leader, author and internationally renowned lawyer. He has been nationally recognised for his achievements with NSW Premier Mike Baird inviting Deng to give the 2016 Australia Day Address, which drew critical acclaim home and abroad. The 2016 Australia Day address can be read here. In November 2016, Deng was named NSW Australian of the Year.» Read more about Deng Adut
Rabia is an Australian criminal and human rights lawyer, retired British Army officer, former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, international humanitarian, hostage survivor, professional speaker, coach and published author.
Mariam Veiszadeh is a lawyer, diversity & inclusion practitioner, advocate and a social commentator, and in 2016 was named the Fairfax Daily Life Woman of the Year.» Read more about Mariam Veiszadeh
Jason Ball is the 2017 Young Australian of the Year for Victoria, best known as the pioneering LGBTI advocate who in 2012 became the first male Aussie Rules footballer at any level of the game to publicly come out as gay in the national media. Jason used this platform to launch a campaign to challenge homophobia in sport and drive cultural change within the AFL.» Read more about Jason Ball
Tracey Spicer is an author, journalist and television presenter who has anchored programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9 and Sky News over the past 30 years.» Read more about Tracey Spicer
Rebekah Robertson is an advocate for transgender rights and the mother of Georgie Stone. Her family’s court journey has spanned six years, including an appeal before the Family Court to remove legal obstacles to treatment for trans children.» Read more about Rebekah Robertson
Georgie Stone is a transgender advocate who has overcome prejudice, bullying, and legal barriers to become the remarkable young woman she is today.» Read more about Georgie Stone
Nyadol Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished public speaker. She holds a bachelor degree in Arts from Victoria University and a law degree from the University of Melbourne.» Read more about Nyadol Nyuon
Jane Gilmore was the founding editor of The King’s Tribune, which started as a small newsletter in an Elwood wine bar and over seven years, turned into a national magazine with a large subscriber base and international readership. She now writes a weekly column for Fairfax Digital (The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald) which usually focusses on the latest data and research into issues that primarily affect women. Jane has also been commissioned to write for The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Meanjin, News.com.au, The Daily Telegraph, SBS, Women’s Agenda, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Junkee, The Hoopla, Spook Magazine and the ABC» Read more about Jane Gilmore