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The Health Justice Australia Conference

The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP presenting the keynote at Health Justice 2023

That’s a wrap on Health Justice 2023!

Thank you to everyone who joined the 2023 national conference, where nearly 200 people from across the country came together to discuss past, present, and future collaborations across the health, justice and wellbeing systems in Australia.

From inspiring panels and discussions, to reimagination of what the future of health justice partnership in Australia could bring, Health Justice 2023 highlighted the meaningful connection that occurs when people come together with a clear purpose. 

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Health justice resources

Here are the tools and resources you asked for at Health Justice 2023.

Health justice partnerships currently operate in every state and territory in Australia. We encourage you to use our advocacy tools for health justice partnership – including key messages for you to copy and use as content in your own submissions – to assist in attracting sustainable funding for partnerships across the national health justice landscape.

See more health justice resources

Resources from our speakers and presenters

For those who attended the ‘Financial wellbeing in health justice practice’ session, see the Health Justice Australia Financial Wellbeing report.

Session participants may also be interested in this recent report on financial counselling in community legal service from the Financial Counselling Foundation, which provides a series of questions for Community Legal Centres to consider when integrating financial counselling services into their work.

For those who attended the ‘Centring lived experience in health justice practice’ session, take a look at Inner Melbourne Community Legal’s Community Legal Mental Health Partnership Project report, which highlights the importance of consumer and lived experience advisory groups, and this article on how to increase the authenticity of community engagement from The Content Experts.

Also see Eastern Community Legal Centre’s evaluation report from their Elder Abuse services, as an example of an evaluation with lived experience evaluators on the team.

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An infographic with cartoon elements describing the reimagined future of health justice partnerships in Australia

The Health Justice 2023 crowdsourced ‘Reimagining the future’ illustration

In our interactive plenary-meets-workshop, Health Justice 2023 delegates put collaboration theory into practice, talking about how to reshape service collaborations around the communities they serve, and what kind of future we’d all like to see for the system. We’re pleased to present this illustration by a local artist, who joined the session to paint a crowdsourced visual picture of what that future could look like.

What do you think? Join the conversation on LinkedIn

In 2023, our speaker line-up included:

  • Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, CEO, Health Justice Australia
  • Michael Broadhead, Chair, Health Justice Australia & Managing Director, Folk
  • Louise Glanville, CEO, Victoria Legal Aid and Chair National Legal Aid
  • Sandro Demaio, VicHealth CEO, MBBS MPH PhD
  • The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, Attorney-General
  • Nicole Bartholomeusz, CEO, CoHealth
  • Meena Singh, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People in Victoria
  • Dr John Chan, Managing Director, Infinite Potential
  • Rob Hulls, Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University
  • Stan Winford, Associate Director of Research, Innovation and Reform, Centre for Innovative Justice
See all Health Justice 2023 speakers

The Health Justice 2023 Keynote Speech

Health Justice Australia was honoured to welcome Attorney-General the Hon Mark Dreyfus KC, MP to give a keynote speech at our Health Justice ’23 conference, and we extend our thanks for his contributions.

“We are at a something of an inflection point in legal assistance. I’m very keen to move forward with improvements in the sector…”

To watch the keynote address, please see below or or read the transcript here.

The conference is a fantastic opportunity to really get to meet colleagues, friends, and other practitioners and professionals across both the legal profession as well as health. These events are so important because they really start the conversation around what our respective professions need in the future, and what our community needs.

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Our sponsors

The national Health Justice Australia conferences are made possible by the generous support of sponsors.

Meet our sponsors.
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Want to lend a hand at Health Justice 2025?

Volunteers are an integral part of the team at our national conferences.

We’re always looking for people interested in donating some of their time to help make this event a wonderful experience for all our delegates.

What you’ll be doing: Offering general support at the event, with responsibilities including holding roving mics to allow audience members to participate in discussions, attending the registration desk, providing accessibility support for delegates who need it, and helping direct delegates between sessions.

What you’ll receive in return: Registration to Health Justice 2025.

How to volunteer: Email Scott Holz at to express your interest in volunteering at Health Justice 2025.