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Stop School Bullying Award
Healthier Workplace Award
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Program 2017

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No More Harm National Conference

Bullying | Harassment | Discrimination

The National No More Harm Conference focuses on behaviour that causes harm and examines solutions, preventive measures and responses to bullying, harassing and discriminating behaviour.

The Meeting is a natural extension of the No 2 Bullying Conference, which commenced five year ago.

The committee wanted to re-focus attention on the key principles and best practise for creating ongoing generational change towards bullying, harassment and discrimination.

What are the challenges and solutions in a range of contexts such as workplaces, schools, families, and cyberspace.  What protections can be offered under the existing laws.

We also need to understand how media coverage, social media content, entertainment media storylines, and other content about bullying affect the public, to do this more research is needed.

So help make a difference and join in the discussion, the program will have over 50 presenters.

Delegates have access to the podcasts and book of proceedings after the conference included in registration.

anzmh_largeIn 2017 the conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane on the 26th and 27th of June.

Hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association.

Encompassing bullying, harassing and discriminating behaviour solutions the topics to be addressed at the conference include:

  • Transitioning: issues surrounding key transition periods within our lives – as we move into school; into university; and into the workplace
  • Parent Enablement: providing strategies and actions to support parents and the role of parenting
  • Leadership: addresses the abuse by those in leadership positions within specific workplace sectors. Also encompasses the aspects of positive leadership
  • Best Practice: showcasing best practice preventative standards, policies and programs in schools, institutions and workplaces
  • Diversity and Difference: embracing diversity and incorporating difference – case studies, policies and practices within schools, workplaces, institutions, community and business groups
  • Wellbeing and Prevention: focusing on positive action in specific areas eg co-creating programs and platforms with young people for young people; cyberbullying; cyber-racism; cyber-sexism

Confirmed Featured Speakers

  • Ms Julie Inman Grant, Children’s eSafety Commissioner
  • Lisa Flynn, Principal and Department Manager of Abuse Law, Shine Lawyers
  • Dr Peta Miller, Director, Industry Policy, Safe Work Australia
  • Mr Damian Panlock & Ms Rae Panlock, Directors, Founding Patrons, Brodie’s Law Foundation
  • Dr Naomi Priest – Fellow, Centre for Social Research and Methods, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • Matthew Sanders, Director and Professor of Clinical Psychology, Parenting and Family Support Centre, The University of Queensland
  • Dr Skye Saunders, Acting Director and Senior Lecturer – ANU Legal Workshop, Australian National University
  • Cheryl Vardon – Principal Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission
  • Cr. Oscar Yildiz JP – CEO, Bully Zero Australia Foundation.  Program Co-Chair

Conference Program 2017

Book of Abstracts

Keynote Highlights 2016

Mr Alastair MacGibbon
Childrens e-Safety Commissioner
“Protecting Children from Cyberbullying”

Associate Professor Jane Burns
Founder and CEO, Young and Well CRC
“Digital Resilience”

Addressing Broader Aspects

Program Committee

  • Oscar Yildiz JP, CEO, Bully Zero Australia Foundation. Program Co-Chair
  • Dr Skye Saunders, Director, ANU Legal Workshop, Australian National University. Program Co-Chair
  • Dr Margaret Anne Carter, Senior Lecturer, James Cook University
  • Roberto Garcia, Senior Manager EY, Safety Culture and Wellbeing Strategy Specialist
  • Dr Ken Rigby, Adjunct Professor, School of Education, University of South Australia
  • Maree Stanley, Manager, Maree Stanley Consulting
  • Margaret Thorsborne, Managing Director, Margaret Thorsborne and Associates

Benefits of Attending

2017 Program includes:

  • Keynote Presentations from sector Leaders and Influencers
  • Up to 50 speakers over four concurrent streams
  • Poster presentations
  • Exhibitor and sponsor display from sector specialists
  • Meals for the duration of the conference
  • Welcome Reception
  • STAAR Awards Presentation
  • Personal access to the Presenter Podcasts post conference
  • An online copy of the Book of Proceedings

Network with like-minded delegates

  • Social & Youth Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • General Practitioners
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Local / State Government
  • Academics and Researchers
  • Principals / Teachers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Workplace Consultants
  • Education Services Advisors
  • Counsellors / Therapists
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Mental Health Workers

Important Dates

  • Abstracts close: 13 March 2017
  • Notification to Presenters: 27 March 2017
  • Presenter Acceptances Due: 7 April 2017
  • Draft Program available: 10 April 2017
  • STAAR Awards close: 28 April 2017
  • Presenter registration due: 12 May 2017
  • Full Papers for Peer Review: 19 May 2017
  • Early Bird Registrations Close: 19 May 2017
  • Full Papers for Non-Peer Review: 16 June 2017

Conference Highlight

STAAR2017 STAAR AWARDS – Strategy To Action Awards Recognition

Following the successful launch in 2016, the STAAR Awards are once again a key feature recognising outstanding achievement in prevention and management approaches to behaviour that causes harm. The three award categories are:

  • Stop School Bullying Award
  • Healthier Workplace Award
  • Cyber Smart Award

This is your opportunity to showcase to the sector strategies and actions that you have undertaken within your school, workplace or community.

Venue - Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Gold Sponsor

Shine Lawyers

Gold Sponsor

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Silver Sponsor

Weir Consulting

Silver Sponsor

Learning Seat

The Conference Office

C/- National NO MORE HARM Conference
PO Box 29, Nerang, QLD 4211
Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068 Fax: (61 7) 5527 3298