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National Indigenous Legal and Health Justice Conference

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Located on the stunning nipaluna/Hobart waterfront, the 2022 National Indigenous Legal & Health Justice Conference will highlight major and topical conversations across the country, host solutions-focused workshops with expert speakers and Palawa facilitators.

Major topics include Treaty, Voice, and Truth-Telling; Native Title and Land Rights; Health justice and justice reinvestment; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the over-representation of children and young people in State systems; the failure of Aboriginal heritage and environmental protection laws; and the challenges facing legal aid and access to justice. 

Confirmed speakers include Senator Pat Dodson, Michael Mansell – activist, lawyer, and author of Treaty and Statehood; Donnella Mills – Chair of NACCHO and spokesperson for Health Justice; Pat O’Shane – former Magistrate and activist; Pat Turner – CEO of NACCHO and spokesperson for Coalition of Peaks; Corey Tutt OAM - founder and CEO of Deadly Science; Leah Cameron  - principal of Marrawah Law and Aboriginal expert on Australian Heritage Council; along with Native Title Senior Counsel, Aboriginal lawyers, serving and retired Magistrates; experts and law students; and legal aid practitioners. 

Check out the full program (subject to change as speakers confirm) - National Indigenous Legal & Health Justice Conference 2022 (PDF)


  • Full price: $1,020 - full access to the two-day conference (including a special Welcome to Country event, registrations required for transport and catering purposes)
  • Student concession: $ 765 - full access to the two-day conference (including a special Welcome to Country event, registrations required for transport and catering purposes)


  • Gala Dinner and Awards Evening: $80 

Program Events

The Conference starts with a unique welcome reception on Sunday, 4 December, where delegates will be transported to experience a Welcome to Country event on Aboriginal land, and served native delicacies from our first and only Aboriginal-owned catering business, Palawa Kipli. 

We then have two days of great speakers, workshops, and opportunities to meet Palawa artists and purchase unique and stunning cultural art and jewellery pieces.

Concluding the official program will be a Gala Dinner and Awards evening in the Federation Ballroom, featuring speakers, awards presentations, and performers, including the popular local band Boil Up and singing sensation Kartanya Maynard!

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Venue and Accommodation

The Grand Chancellor Hotel has reserved a block of rooms at discounted prices for the conference duration. Contact them at  +61 3 6235 and quote #602779.

To find out more about the venue and hotel visit: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart website.

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About Palawa Kipli

What does Palawa Kipli mean? palawa means Tasmanian Aborigine, kipli means food in palawa kani the Tasmanian Aboriginal language. At Palawa Kipli, we want to share our history and bring people together to enjoy our modern take on our traditional foods.

We hope that Tasmanian Aboriginal food is more acknowledged that it is the original food resource of the land Lutruwita/Tasmania. We hope that by sharing our food with you, people are more aware of how sustainable the future can be. Learning about our history and culture will enable you to be a part of the movement to create a better environment for the future. It will continue to strengthen the existence of the Palawa community.

About Boil Up

Boil Up is a ten-piece band based in Hobart. A melting pot of contemporary Australia, their roots stretch from the traditional owners of Tasmania, New Zealand and Fiji to as far away as Ireland, England and Croatia; celebrating the coming together of different cultures into one family. Featuring rich harmonies blended together with traditional reggae, funk, and R&B, Boil Up have created their own unique sound of reggae fusion. The musical ingredients and recipe have evolved over the years to create an energetic and entertaining human boilup that will leave you wanting a second helping.

About Tasmania

For more information about visiting and touring lutruwita, visit the Tourism Tasmania website.

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