Queensland Chinese Forum 2023 Conference

Empowering the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities in Queensland

10th & 11th Feb 2023

Conference Programme:


Small Business Support

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Hon Di Farmer MP

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, Member for Bulimba

Mr Warwick Powell

founding chair of Smart Trade Networks, Adjunct Professor at QUT

Mr Arthur Liu

Managing Director of Novotel Brisbane South Bank, Director of Kinstone Developments

Moderator: Mr Andrew Foo

Singapore Business Group Australia, Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Roundtable

2032 Olympics and Opportunities

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Cr Krista Adams

Deputy Mayor of Brisbane, Civic Cabinet Chair for Economic Development and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee

Dr Diaswati (Asti) Mardiasmo

Chief Economist of PRD Real Estate, Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Committee

Moderator: Mr Michael Chan

Chairman of the Chinese Club of Queensland, Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Roundtable

Mental Health

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Ms Bernice Chong (Bernie)

Registered Psychologist with Assure Programs, Casual Academic with the University of Queensland

Ms Evelyn Xu

Senior bi-cultural mental health clinician with Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre

Moderator: Ms Jeannie Mok OAM

Foundation Principal of Asian Pacific Institute, Director (Volunteer) of Multicultural Community Centre

Racial Discrimination & Social Cohesion

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Speaker: Commissioner Chin Tan

Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission

Facilitator: Dr Peter Ho AM

Honorary President of QCF, Secretary and Director of CROSS-AUS Ltd, a non profit organisation promotion safety in the construction industry, President of Chinese Museum of Queensland, and lectures at QUT as a Sessional Staff

Family and Domestic Violence

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Ms Samantha Hajek

Domestic and Family Violence Visa Support officer from the Department of Home Affairs

Acting Senior Sergeant Kerry McKAY

North Brisbane Vulnerable Person Unit, previously reliving as Domestic & Family Violence Project Coordinator of State Domestic, Family Violence and Vulnerable Persons Unit, Queensland Police Service

SPLO LiShan (Purdy) Huang

First Nation and Multicultural Affairs Unit, QPS

Ms Abby Jiang

Solicitor, Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS)

Moderator: Dr Faiza El-Hingzi OAM

Chair of Ethnic Broadcasting Association Queensland and community Radio 4EB, Deputy Chair of the Cultural Inclusion Council at the University of Queensland, Member of the QLD Domestic Violence Implementation Council

Mental Health [Chinese] 精神健康講座

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Ms Bernice Chong (Bernie)


Ms Evelyn Xu

昆士蘭跨文化心理健康中心高級雙文化心理健康臨床醫生,Darling Downs Health 心理健康、酒精和其他藥物部門高級社會工作者

Mr Paul Shih 施伯欣老師

PRET Australia 澳洲專業地產培訓學院首席華語講師,布里斯本市長慈善基金會榮譽大使,大洋洲台灣商會聯合會名譽總會長