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The 2017 National Indigenous Colour of Justice Conference

Indigenous Conference Services (ICS) are jointly hosting with the Indigenous Wellbeing Centre (IWC) to stage The 2017 National Indigenous Colour of Justice Conference scheduled to be held in Brisbane on the 21st – 23rd August 2017 at the Mercure Hotel.

This conference has been in the planning and development stage for over 18 months which has an excess of 25 different sessions over the two and half days with guest speakers coming from all levels such as Indigenous justice sector, government and non-government agencies and community groups.

It is designed to provide a voice for the community as well as develop and share information between community and governments.

If you or your organisation feels that you could contribute to the conference, please take the time to visit their website to obtain more information. There are several ways of being involved in the event.

Firstly, if you or your organisation has developed or trialled a program that has been of benefit to the Community or the individual, ICS would be extremely keen to hear from you, either through submitting a paper or dropping them an email.

Secondly, to have an input into the Conference Agenda or the Organisational side of the Conference (steering committee), again ICS would be pleased to have you drop them a line.


Presenters are encouraged to submit their papers articulating connection to the theme of the Conference. ICS encourage all individuals and presenters to submit abstracts that cater for the broad audience of delegates comprising of Indigenous leaders, academics, politicians, activists, Indigenous Elders, cultural advocates, industry professionals, CEOs, senior managers and policy makers.

Whilst papers are generally encouraged for non Indigenous presenters ICS would advise that they Co-present with an Indigenous person, they recognise in some cases this is not possible so ask that presentation be delivered with a Community Organisation Support either verbally or written.

2nd round of papers closes on Friday 31st March 2017. Second round of papers maybe called if all areas within the Conference Agenda have not been filled. 

For more information about the conference and call for papers, please visit ICS's website, contact (+61) 741942803 or send them an email at

To submit a paper, please complete the Submit-A-Paper form online at this link: 

Monday, August 21, 2017 to Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Mercure Hotel
Indigenous Conference Services/ Indigenous Wellbeing Centre