This is a short snippet of the show that never made it on air! Technical issues :-(
The balance of the show will be aired on the 2nd August.
I went to the United Nations Australian of the Year talk at Sydney Town Hall. I thought it was go to be a quiet affair but then found out it was live on ABC News 24! Go ABC so pleased to see them supporting these important conversations. Also in partnership with ABC News 24 and The Human Rights Commission was the Australian of the Year Awards, City of Sydney.
The tickets sold out really fast and Annabel Crabb, ABC journalist and presenter, was leading the discussion and introducing everyone to the event
- Rosie Batty, family violence campaigner Australian of the Year (pictured top left)
- Jackie French, author Senior Australian of the Year (pictured top right)
- Drisana Levitzke-Gray, advocate for the deaf community Young Australian of the Year (pictured bottom left)
- Juliette Wright, social entrepreneur Australia’s Local Hero (pictured bottom right)
Gillian Triggs, Clover Moore, Elizabeth Broderick and Aunty Norma also made appearances. It was an inspirational evening.
I watched all of these women and saw how they spoke, how they have gone about being heard in their communities. They all had one thing in common - in order to be all you can be and effect change, it is vital we do it without reaction and going hard. Be women and don't hold back if something needs to be said.
Rights Talks: 2015 Australians of the Year, inspiring change in human rights
One of the key factors in effecting change as women
is the importance of building your sense of self worth and self esteem.
UTSpeaks - What choices, changes and attitudes can we adopt to have a long life we love?
The forum was moderated by Sophie Scott, the Medical Reporter from ABC News and she did a fantastic job of presenting the subject in the introduction and then giving space for each of the guests to share from their specific areas of expertise how we can engage in our own health. The experts were:
Professor Aaron Coutts, UTS sport and exercise science education and research
A/Professor Kylie Williams, UTS pharmacy education and research
Dr Toby Newton-John, UTS clinical psychology education and research
Mr Caleb Fergusson, UTS cardiovascular and chronic care nursing education
The talk is available to view on their website - see the link here
We all know what we need to do to be healthier -
so what stops us actually putting those changes into place
and, when we are ready to find another way where do we start?
UTSpeaks - a series of lectures with experts from the UTS faculty
Unimed Living - a website which has interesting wellbeing articles. This link takes you to a section on psychological wellbeing where you can find some supportive articles on change