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FCAWA and CRR Conference 2019

20th Oct 2019 - 24th Oct 2019
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Duxton Hotel, 1 St Georges Terrace Perth Western Australia Australia 6000

Be Inspired!
The Financial Counsellors' Association of WA and the Community Resilience and Relief Sector are excited to present our annual conference with the theme 'Be Inspired!' 

Keynote Speakers for 2019!





Named one of the top 20 renowned speakers of Mind and Its Potential and one of the most sought after young leaders and speakers. Nkandu has authored three books which are now available in 50 countries around the globe.

Nkandu has a background in communications. She has worked in radio, print and television. She has developed strong relationships with governments and private sectors.

Nkandu has run a number of personal and business development workshops in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Zambia, Botswana and the United Arab Emirates.

She was selected as a Young Social Pioneer with Foundation for Young Australians in 2012, won the Pinnacle Professional of the Year Award in 2013 and the Women in Leadership Award in 2014.
She has had conversations and interviewed the likes of the Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Dr John Demartini, Ruby Wax, Michelle Bridges, Tony Buzan, President Emerson Mnangagwa, Rre Festus Mogae former president of Botswana and many other thought leaders.

Nkandu is dynamic and an excellent communicator and currently a Young Commissioner for the G200 Association based in Geneva.



Dr Falzon is a sociologist, poet and social justice advocate, and was national CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society from 2006 to 2018. He has written and spoken widely on neoliberalism and the structural causes of inequality and has long been engaged in the collective movement for social justice.

Dr Falzon has served on numerous boards and advisory committees for both government and civil society, including the Australian Council of Social Service Board, the Australian Social Inclusion Board, the Deputy Prime Minister’s Global Financial Crisis Community Response Taskforce, the Energy White Paper High Level Consultative Committee, the Council of Non-Government Organisations on Mental Health, the Shelter NSW Board and the NSW Premier’s Social Justice Reference Group.

He is the author of numerous articles, opinion pieces and book chapters, and two books: The language of the unheard (Garratt 2012) and a collection of poems, Communists like us (UWAP, 2017). In 2014 he was an Australian Human Rights Medal Finalist and in 2015 he received an Order of Australia Medal for service to the community through social welfare organisations.




At FCAWA, we work with our members across Western Australia – to ensure people experiencing financial hardship get the free, impartial support they need to regain control financially. To escape debt. To move on with clarity and confidence.

WACOSS supports and represents the Community Relief and Resilience Sector, which is comprised of stakeholders from frontline emergency and food relief providers, other crisis responders, government agencies and funding bodies, as well as the people and communities who use these services.