Workshop: The challenge of disengaged children & youth from refugee backgrounds

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Thursday 21 March 2019

Join African Australian Multicultural Employment and Youth Service Inc on 21 March for a workshop addressing the issues facing disengaged youth and children of refugee backgrounds. 

Featuring keynote speaker Liana Buchanan, the workshop takes place on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination during Harmony Week. 

About the Keynote Speaker

Liana Buchanan is the Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People, commencing in the position in April 2016. She also sits as a part-time Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission.

Liana has a background in oversight and system reform for people experiencing disadvantage, with a strong focus on family violence and sexual assault.

Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, her roles included the Executive Officer of the Federation of Community Legal Centres, where she led the peak body for Victoria’s 50 community legal centres, and the Director, Office of Correctional Services Review, where she was responsible for monitoring Victoria's corrections system.

Liana has also held legal and policy positions with a social justice focus in a number of agencies including the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission, Department of Justice, Office for the Status of Women (SA) and Women’s Legal Service (SA).


Please RSVP by 18 March to Dr Berhan Ahmed via email at [email protected].

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Portrait of Liana Buchanan


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21 March 2019, 10:00am to 12:30pm


VU at MetroWest (Footscray) 138 Nicholson Street

Get in touch

Dr Berhan Ahmed
African Australian Multicultural Employment and Youth Service Inc
+61 (03) 9042 1604