Conference dinner

2019 ACOSS National Conference and HESTA Community Sector Awards Dinner

HESTA and ACOSS have joined forces again in 2019 to present the HESTA Community Sector Awards.

Australia’s community sector contributors are at the forefront of caring for and providing support to members of the community who experience disadvantage, discrimination, exclusion and hardship.

The HESTA Community Sector Awards recognise outstanding service provision, advocacy and leadership in improving the lives of people who rely on access to the services of this sector.

Colleagues, community sector professionals, volunteers and community sector contributors can nominate a special individual or team who has made a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged Australians. Everyone involved in the delivery of community services can nominate, or be nominated in accordance to the terms and conditions.

Nominations are being sought in the categories of Unsung Hero, Outstanding Organisation and Social Impact. To find out more information or to nominate, visit here.

The winners will be announced at the Awards dinner to be held at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue on Tuesday 26 November. Pre-drinks and canapes will be served from 6:30pm with the dinner from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.

Registrations for the HESTA Dinner close 19 November.

MC for the night: Karla Grant

Karla Grant has dedicated a huge part of her career to working in Indigenous news and current affairs, witnessing and reporting on the shifts in policy and attitude towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Karla has spent the last 16 years presenting and producing Living Black, Australia’s longest running Indigenous current affairs television program, further demonstrating her commitment to giving Indigenous people a voice.

Karla started at SBS over 20 years ago, as a presenter, producer, reporter and director of the Walkley award-winning ICAM (Indigenous Current Affairs Magazine) program. She was appointed Executive Producer of the network’s Indigenous Media Unit and from there she developed the concept for Living Black and began hosting the program in 2003.  For the past 2 and a half years Karla held the position of Executive Editor of NITV’s Indigenous News and Current Affairs, overseeing the editorial for all of its news and current affairs programs.


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