World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference, 8-10 Dec 2014

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is proud to host the

World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference
8-10 December 2014

Twin_Harbour_View_RoomAll conferences will be held at the Cairns Pullman International Hotel in Queensland, Australia.

Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel, perfectly located in the CBD of tropical Cairns, Australia. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and lush mountain hinterland, this 321 room hotel is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

With the latest wireless technology, Pullman Cairns International Hotel Australia will keep you perfectly connected during your holiday accommodation in Cairns. Pullman Cairns International (formerly The Sebel Cairns) is perfectly located in the heart of Cairns, just moments from the city’s best shopping, dining and cafes.

Pullman Cairns International is one block from the Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal and Cairns Convention Centre. Within a few minutes’ walk is Cairns Esplanade and swimming lagoon, Pier Shopping Plaza, Cairns Central Shopping Centre and train station and an excellent selection of shops and restaurants.

Cairns is famous for the array of tours and activities for visitors, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Daintree Rainforest. Many tour operators collect guests from the hotel, others, such as Great Barrier Reef trips; depart from the Reef Fleet Terminal (less than 5 minutes walk).

Some popular local attractions include:
The Great Barrier Reef
Daintree Rainforest
Green Island and Fitzroy Island
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures
Millaa Millaa Falls & the waterfalls circuit
Paronella Park

So, where to stay in Cairns? Pullman Cairns International Hotel is the ideal choice.

queenslandIndigenous Conference Services is proud to host two great world conferences the 2014 World Indigenous Health Conference and the World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference. Both conferences will be held in the heart of tropical Queensland, Australia at Cairns Pullman International Hotel, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We wish to extend a formal invitation to you and your organisation to take part in this extraordinary chance to present on a national and international stage. Each conference is designed to be an excellent tool in network building, information sharing and thought provoking discussions as well as aim to provide a culturally safe environment that people from all walks of life can participate in a frank and open forum.

The 2014 World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference is designed to be the largest international gathering of Indigenous and non Indigenous peoples with an interest in stopping Domestic Violence within Indigenous communities. Our goal in hosting this conference is to highlight positive outcomes of various community programs that impacts Indigenous families on a day to day basis dealing with issues of domestic violence within our communities.

The 2014 World Indigenous Health Conference is based upon the principal belief that indigenous health must be approached from a holistic view, which encumbers body, mind and spirit; thus, leading to the fundamental rights of self-determination. The conference recognizes that treating our health must be done by treating the whole person, through mind, body, soul and culture. No matter what
your culture is, if you are a First Nations person, statistics show, health, education or the justice system is monstrously weighted against indigenous people. In today’s society, indigenous people have a varied lifestyle, ranging from inner-city to isolated communities.

Although these conferences are not designed to provide answers for one and all however it is designed to bring together both government and non-government agencies who are working in the indigenous health and domestic violence arena, therefore focusing on Closing the Gap of life expectancy of indigenous peoples. Cairns and the 5 star Pullman’s International Hotel provides the perfect
back drop to experience Queensland’s tropical coastline with all amenities at your fingertips.

To ensure grassroots community programs are highlighted, no less than 50 percent of the conference proceedings are and is devoted to community groups. Papers are now being called for with the closing date on the March 31 2014. To further ensure the continuous success of the conference, an Indigenous working group is being established to advise on correct adherence to cultural equilibrium.
The conference is not political based rather should be seen as an opportunity to access information that is not readily available at your own level.

Guidelines for Submitting Paper:

  • Papers should not contain offensive language and take in to account cultural sensitivities.
  • Papers may treat the themes in a manner that contributes to a further discussion of the conference aims.
  • Conference papers must be presented in the finish format not less 60 days prior to the event.
  • The second round of papers close on April 30, 2014.
  • Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
  • Author/s of papers presented at the conference will be formally notified acceptance.
  • Registration fee of $550 will apply to all persons submitting papers payable upon acceptance of papers.
  • Papers should explore ways in which the themes show up in the philosophy of the conference.
  • A maximum of two presenters for each paper are eligible for the discounted call for papers registration fee.
  • All papers must be presented in a positive and informative light.

To submit your paper or register to attend the event, please visit the conference website or send us an email at

CEHcircle3World Indigenous Health Conference
15-17 December 2014

The 2014 World Indigenous Health Conference philosophy is based upon the principles of sharing knowledge and information that can be adapted and implemented in other communities within Australia and Indigenous communities in the world. In the past, government agencies and NGOs have worked side by side together in many fields including Indigenous health. However in today’s society, many community agencies and government departments work side by side and share not only information but outcomes as well. Furthermore, this event is also based on the principle that Aboriginal health needs to be seen and catered for in a holistic way.


For further information visit the event website.

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