Dear administration,

The Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA) welcomes you to our special SCOA Conference edition of the Settlement News.  

The Triennial and International Conference of SCOA will be held 5-7 May 2016 in Melbourne. The conference theme, Settlement and Citizenship in a Civil Society, acknowledges the impact of the global domain on communities, societies and active citizenship. 

Only 8 days left before the early bird conference rate closes. Don't miss out! The early bird rate deadline closes Friday, 11 March.  To register visit SCOA Conference.

Conference program

  The full Conference program has been released
SCOA recently released its full conference program including a list of all speakers. The full program can be... read more


Speakers highlights

  Keynote Speaker
Geoffrey Robertson, QC founded Europe's largest human rights law practice with a unique commitment to do 50 percent of its work pro bono or on legal aid. He acted in the European Court of Justice case that required the ‘right to dignity’... read more



  Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA - National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
Dr Jackie Huggins is a Bidjara and Birri-Gubba woman from Queensland and has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs for over thirty years. She is a celebrated historian and author. She receive dthe Member of the Order of Australia... read more



  Professor Mary Kalantzis - University of Illinois, USA
Professor Mary Kalantzis is a world leader in the 'new literacy studies' focused on meaningful communication in diverse formats. She has recently focused on developing and testing ... read more



  Andrew O’Keefe
Andrew is co-host of Weekend Sunrise, as well as the host of The Chase Australia. He entertained audiences nationally when he took the stage in Jesus Christ Superstar. He also studied law, following in the footsteps of his father... read more


  Professor Fethi Mansouri - Deakin University
Professor Mansouri has been awarded the UNESCO chair in comparative research on cultural diversity and social justice. He is a global expert adviser to the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations on cultural diversity and intercultural relations.... read more



For a full list of SCOA Conference speakers see the Conference Program.




  How to register
Don't miss out! The early bird registration deadline is Friday, 11 March.... read more


Only 8 days left before the early bird conference rate closes on Friday 11 March.  


SCOA looks forward to seeing all of you at its Conference and thanks its partners and sponsors for making it happen.

If you require further information contact Conference Management at or on (08) 8217 9544.

The Team at SCOA