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First People to All Peoples – Conference FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions for ANZSOG’s fourth First Nations Public Administration Conference – First Peoples to All Peoples can be found below. If you have a question that has not been addressed below, please email firstnations@anzsog.edu.au.

On 1-3 March, 2023 – the fourth ANZSOG First Nations Public Administration Conference – First Peoples to All Peoples will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. This venue is situated in Brisbane’s Southbank on the lands of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples.

The theme First Peoples to All Peoples: partnerships, devolution, transformation and sharing will examine First Nations policy through the lenses of Australia’s National Agreement on Closing the Gap commitments particularly the four Priority Reforms as well as the New Zealand Public Service Act 2020, which now clearly sets out the responsibility of the public service, particularly its leadership, in supporting the Crown’s relationship with Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi. The theme builds on previous conferences that have focused on the strengths of First Nations communities and the value of genuine partnerships.  

No – First Peoples to All Peoples is open to everyone. It is designed to bring together public sector employees, university and education providers, students and researchers, as well as all community organisations from every jurisdiction across Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Pacific. This event is for all people involved in designing, developing and delivering public policy, to participate and learn from our speakers and from each other. 

Yes you can attend all ‘live-streamed’ sessions of the Conference if you have paid for a virtual registration.

Upon paying your virtual registration, you will receive an auto acknowledgement that you are registered to attend. Prior to the Conference commencement you will receive access to a central Attendee Hub and key Conference information enabling you to interact with session content, speakers, and other Conference attendees.   

Yes the Attendee Hub will facilitate engagement during the live sessions including providing a Q&A Chat function 

Noalthough a mobile app will be available for IOS and Android mobile devices, the virtual platform is also compatible with web browsers such as Google Chrome, Edge, and Firefox (Google Chrome is recommended). 

Yes the registration costs below include online options and community rates for NFP community organisations and students. An ANZSOG alumni is someone who has completed the Executive Master of Public Administration, Executive Fellows Program, Deputies Leadership Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an ANZSOG international program.

Registration Type Cost (AUD, excl. GST)
In-person general admission $1,000
In-person ANZSOG alumni $850
In-person not-for-profit/community $500
Full Conference Virtual general admission $500
Full Conference Virtual ANZSOG alumni $425
Full Conference Virtual not-for-profit/community $180

The community registration rate is available to people who work in the not-for-profit community sector, for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous run organisations, as well as students and self-funded Researchers.  

All other attendees – from the public, private, university or other sectors will pay full registration. 

If you are not sure which applies to you, please contact firstnations@anzsog.edu.au.

Yes – payment is required by credit card at the time of booking.  We only accept Mastercard and Visa.  A tax invoice may be issued on written request to ANZSOG at e.education@anzsog.edu.au.  Invoices are payable within 14 days of the date of issue.  Registrations are not confirmed until payment has been received.  After Friday, 27 January 2023, invoices will not be issued and only payments made by credit card will be accepted. 

No – however, early bird discounts for groups apply until 17:00 AEDT Friday, 18 November 2022.

No – we require the full details of each registrant, in line with OHS standards in the event of an emergency at the venue, and also enables us to distribute additional information, papers, program changes etc. to each registrant.

Yes – cancellations must be made in writing to ANZSOG via email at e.education@anzsog.edu.au. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the Conference will not incur charges and a full refund applies. For cancellations received within 15 to 30 days prior to the Conference, 50% of the registration fee is payable. For cancellations received within 14 days or less prior to the Conference, 100% of the registration fee is payable.  Refunds will be via the method of payment. 

Yes.  If a delegate is unable to attend, the booking can be transferred to another person no later than 3 business days prior to the Conference.  Substitutions for individual and group bookings must be made in writing to ANZSOG at e.education@anzsog.edu.au including details of the current delegate and the replacement delegate’s name, title, organisation/department, email address and mobile number. 

Substitutions made with less than three business days’ notice cannot be guaranteed. Bookings and payments cannot be transferred to an alternative ANZSOG program or event if the delegate is unable to attend. 

ANZSOG will endeavour to accommodate special dietary requirements for late substitutes, but this cannot be guaranteed. 

Yes – the Conference program is on the Conference webpage and will be updated as the program develops. To stay informed about Conference speakers, sign up for ANZSOG’s Indigenous e-news.

Information about our 2017, 2019 and 2021 First Nations conferences is available on the ANZSOG website including lists of speakers and information on sessions.

Video recordings from the 2021 First Peoples virtual conference can be viewed on the ANZSOG website in our Wise Practice Collection.

Yes – to ensure we make your participation at the conference more enjoyable, please advise us of your requirements when registering. If you did not include these details when registering, please email firstnations@anzsog.edu.au by COB 22 February 2023 and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.  

The venue provides equitable access to all levels of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre with accessible restrooms located adjacent to meeting rooms. There are also designated spaces for wheelchairs and allocated spaces for carers in meeting rooms. 

Yes transfers in bookings and payments between virtual and in-person registrations are permitted, and requests must be made in writing to ANZSOG at e.education@anzsog.edu.au. Requests for transfer from in-person to virtual must be received more than 7 days prior to the Conference.  The difference in registration fee will be refunded to the credit card within 30 days of the transferral.  ANZSOG will endeavour to accommodate the transfer to in-person registration.  However, the transfer is pending availability at the time of the request.  The difference in registration fee is payable via credit card at the time of transferral. 

Yes – the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre developed event safe guidelines, in consultation with the QLD Government and health authorities, to ensure a safe operating environment. We encourage you to keep 1.5m distance from fellow attendees, sanitise your hands regularly and wear your mask when travelling on public transport.

No – Delegates cannot “share” a pass between multiple people.

Yes – the dress code for the day program and Conference dinner is smart casual.

Yes – email Senior First Nations Advisors, Sharon Nelson-Kelly or Shane Hoffman at firstnations@anzsog.edu.au.