Thanks to Good Shepherd Australia and New Zealand's Women's Research Advocacy & Policy, and Susan Maury and volunteer Christie Parkinson in particular, for putting together these Storify accounts below of the Putting Women at the Centre: Policy Forum hosted by Power to Persuade on Tuesday, 16 August.
Thanks also to graphic recorder Jessamy Gee for her image (below), and within these Storify records.
Keynote conversation: facilitated by Julie Edwards, CEO, Jesuit Social Services. The panelists were: Jocelyn Bignold, CEO, McAuley Community Services for Women; Liana Buchanan, Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People, Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner. It explored the need for a gendered approach to policy design and implementation in a wide range of areas (not just traditional 'women's policy' areas) and some of the tensions and challenges involved.
Panel 1: Working the spaces of power, evidence, voice and agency: facilitated by Susan Fedman, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Primary health Care, Monash University. The panelists were: Helen Dickinson, Associate Professor, Public Governance, Melbourne School of Government; Summer May Finlay, Yorta Yorta woman, University of South Australia; Hannah Gissane, Project Coordinator, Equality Rights Alliance; Ainslie van Onselen, Director of Women's Markets, Inclusion and Diversity, Westpac.
Research launch: Launch of 'Economic security for survivors of domestic and family violence': Dimity Fifer, CEO Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand; report author Tanya Corrie, Development Lead - Financial Security, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand; Mary Crooks, CEO, Victorian Women's Trust.
Panel 2: The power behind money: facilitated by Tanya Corrie, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand. The panelists were: Kristin Natalier, Associate Professor, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University; Lyndall Strazdins, Associate Professor, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health and ARC Future Fellow, ANU; Miranda Stewart, Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU; Jan Breckenridge, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales.
Panel 3: Justice for women: facilitated by Elena Campbell, Senior Policy Officer, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University and Stacey Campton, Senior Manager, Ngarara Willim Centre, RMIT University. The panelists were Jill Prior, Principal Legal Officer, Law and Advocacy Centre for Women; Pauline Spencer, Magistrate; Keran Howe, Executive Director, Women With Disabilities Victoria; and Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice.