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The 6th Annual QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Forum, hosted by the QTIC Indigenous Tourism Employment Champions Network, was held on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

The QTIC Indigenous Tourism Employment Champions Network is committed to supporting 1,000 Indigenous staff into the tourism industry by 2020, and identifying 20 Indigenous tourism businesses by 2020.

The Forum was an opportunity to share success stories of recruitment, employment, retention and mentoring strategies within small and larger organisations.

Forum attendees shared their own experiences and heard about what is happening with young entrepreneurs, native title holders, and other Indigenous tourism businesses working in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Held each year, the Forum is a great opporunity to connect with a cross-section of tourism operators, employees, business managers and industry representatives. 

QTIC extends our thanks and appreciation to the sponsors of the Forum: Tourism and Events Queensland, Busy at Work, Matchworks and GET Education

6th Annual QTIC Tourism Indigenous Emplyment Forum - Presentations and Resources:

Thank you to all of our guest speakers from the 2016 forum including: 

Tanya Hosch

Tanya Hosch is General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy for the Australian Football League (AFL). Ms Hosch has a long and distinguished history in Indigenous policy, advocacy, governance and fundraising. She was joint campaign director of the Recognise movement for constitutional reform before joining the AFL as the first ever Indigenous person and second woman in the organisation’s Executive team. (View speaker profile)

Chern'ee Sutton

Chern'ee Sutton is a 19 year-old contemporary Indigenous artist with the Kalkadoon people from the Mount Isa area in Queensland. Chern’ee started painting when she was 13 years old and her passion for sharing culture and history with the rest of the world has led her on an amazing journey. You will be amazed and inspired by Chern’ee’s considerable achievements including designing the Indigenous markings and Indigenous story for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Mascot Borobi. (View speaker profile)

He was once a shy little boy from a small country town who refused to hear that he couldn’t achieve grand things in life. Preston Campbell comes from Tingha, population less than 900, about 30km from Inverell in northern NSW. Preston started playing rugby league with the Inverell Hawks and made his NRL debut with the Gold Coast Chargers in 1998 as a diminutive winger. Since then he has played for the Cronulla Sharks, Penrith Panthers and the Gold Coast Titans. Preston retired in 2011 after playing a staggering 267 NRL first grade games. Since retiring Preston has become one of Australia’s most influential sporting ambassadors, working tirelessly in the community as an Ambassador, with a huge focus on improving wellbeing through delivering one on one and group mentoring program across a wide range of fields. (View speaker profile)

Cameron Costello

Cameron is a Quandamooka man from Moreton Bay off the coast of Brisbane in South East Queensland. Cameron is a law graduate from the University of Queensland and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Leisure Management. Cameron has worked previously in the legal industry and over 15 years in local and state governments delivering Indigenous policies and programs including the Backing Indigenous Arts Program and the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. Cameron is currently the CEO for the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation ‐ the Native Title Body for the native title determination over Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). He has also been the Chair of Minjerribah Camping, a joint venture business between the Quandamooka People and Indigenous Business Australia. (View speaker profile)

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Where: Lawson Room - Novotel, 200 Creek Street, Brisbane City 

When: 9:30am for 10am registration 

           10:00am - 5:00pm - Forum 

           5:00pm - 7:00pm Networking canapes and drinks


  Early Bird Special 

         QTIC Members: $95 

         Non QTIC Members $120

Registration close 7th of November 2016



Rhonda Appo - Indigenous Program Manager

07 3236 1445 


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