The date for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament Referendum was officially announced this week. Adam and the ministry team have had many requests to host a forum to help church members to engage in constructive conversation about the referendum. Speakers for an event are being finalised but we’d ask you to save the date of Tuesday 19 September at 7:30 pm at the Kew Campus. Please note that this event will be designed to canvas the key considerations and implications. It is not the intent to present arguments for and against the referendum.
Timothy Goodwin is a barrister practicing primarily in commercial and public law. Prior to joining the Bar, Tim worked as a solicitor at Allens and was an associate at the Federal Court of Australia and the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Tim is a member of the Yuin people of the South East Coast of New South Wales.
As a Maxwell Leadership certified coach, speaker and trainer with over 25 years of valuable leadership and team building experience in church and community groups and over 9 years in the corporate world, Amy Leong is the founder of the LIVE LIFE WELL Movement, a leadership and wellbeing consultancy that exists to end burnout culture in the Australian legal community and beyond. Having experienced and recovered from moments of burnout, depression and anxiety during her legal career and entrepreneurship journey, Amy is passionate about equipping lawyers, churches and workplaces with sustainable success principles so that they can“burn bright not out”.
Outside of her consultancy business, Amy practices as a lawyer part-time at Hutchinson Legal and mentors individuals holistically to reach their full potential. Amy is also the host of “LIVE LIFE WELL: The Podcast”, a founding member of SheMentors and anambassador of HerSpace, a not-for-profit organisation pioneering the first service in Australia specialising in wellbeing and mental health recovery for women who have experienced exploitation in Australia. Amy is also a contributing author to two collaborativebook projects including “My Courageous Journey” and "My Journey of Faith".
Michael O’Bryan was appointed as a judge the Federal Court of Australia on 26 February 2019. He was also appointed to the Australian Competition Tribunal on 12 December 2019 and was appointed President on 26 March 2023. Justice O’Bryan graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1985, with an LLB (Hons) and BSc. He was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1987, and became a partner of the Australian law firm Minter Ellison in 1992.He was called to the Victorian Bar in 2002 and took silk (now Kings Counsel) in 2011.