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LIV Wellbeing Program: LIVout networking session

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LIV Wellbeing Program: LIVout networking session

Date & TimeTBC
Format Social & Networking





CPD Units N/A
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

LGBTIQ wellbeing, the lawyer and the law.

LIVout - the LIV's LGBTIQ group invites you to attend a networking evening with speakers talking on the topic 'LGBTIQ wellbeing, the lawyer and the law.' Speakers will include Joe Ball, CEO of Switchboard Victoria, an organisation which provides support services for LGBITQA+ people, their families and allies and Ro Allen, the Commissioner for Gender & Sexuality.

This complimentary event for LIV members is intended to bring together LGBTIQ members of the Legal Profession.

Chair: Jamie Gardiner, LIVout Committee

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  • Speakers:

    Ro Allen

    Ro Allen is an experienced and longstanding advocate for LGBTI Victorians and has held leadership positions in the community and government sectors.

    Ro has been a member of three Victorian Government LGBTI ministerial advisory groups and chaired the ministerial advisory committee on LGBTI Health and Wellbeing between 2007 and 2009.

    As founding CEO of UnitingCare Cutting Edge, Ro established Victoria’s first rural support group for young LGBTI people, giving Ro a particular understanding of the issues faced in rural and regional areas.

    Ro is a former Chair of the Adult, Community and Further Education Board, the Victorian Skills Commission, the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVIC), and former member of the Hume Regional Development Australia Committee.

    Ro has been recognised for extensive community service: in 2003 Ro received a Centenary Medal and in 2009 was inducted into the Victorian Government Honour Roll for Women.

    Recently Ro was recognised in the Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) 2017 and won Hero of the Year in the 2017 Australian LGBTI Awards.

    Joe Ball

    Joe Ball is the ever passionate CEO of Switchboard Victoria. Switchboard Victoria has been providing a community based and peer lead LGBTIQA+ support service for the last 28 years. Joe’s earlier career was in disability and housing and homelessness before working in management in the Australian Public Service. Joe has been leading Switchboard since December 2016. Joe believes in grass roots solutions to systematic problems.