We are pleased to announce the following confirmed speakers.

We are pleased to 

Air Chief Marshal
Mark Binskin AC (Retd)

Former Chief Defence Force

Toby Travanner

Master of Ceremonies

John Brogden AM

Chairman, Lifeline Australia

Air Chief Marshal Sir
Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d)


University of Sunshine Coast

Potential Panelists


Tim Jones, UK Veteran, Global Transition Portal. Tim has developed the world’s first Transition Portal. Mark Binskin, Former Australian Chief of Defence and Chair of the Bushfire Crisis Enquiry.


Paul Way, Chair of the Australian Transition Task Force


Dr Barbara Van Dahlen, CEO of the USA Presidential Suicide Task Force and founder of Give an Hour.


John Brogden, Chairman of Lifeline Prof.


Jim Lagopoulos from the Thompson Institute, University of the Sunshine Coast which is establishing an all- encompassing PTSD Centre


Michael Handley, Army Veteran and Founder of Redsix which is a comprehensive APP aimed at aiding those that need help


Christine Morgan, National Suicide Prevention Advisor


Graham Ashton, former Victorian Police Commissioner who admitted he had issues and became very vocal about the problems facing the Police Force


Simon Tatz, formerly Mental Health Victoria and author of the world’s leading book on Suicide


Dr John Parker, former Medecin Sans Frontiere volunteer, leader in Ebola Crisis task force in Africa, leader in COVID task force on the three Princess Cruise Ships in Tokyo, San Francisco and Sydney


Sarah Austin, UK, National Health Service and founder of the most complete Mental Trauma project in Southampton, England Asst. Commisioner


Brian Codd, QPS Dr Walter Busuttil, UK, Combat Stress, the most significant PTSD Treatment charitable organisation in the UK


Dr Bernadette Boss, National Commissioner for Defence & Veteran Suicide


Dr Madeline Romaniuk GMRF, Leading Authority on Transition in Australia

Sir Angus Houston, former CDF and present Vice-Chancellor of USC which houses the Thompson Institute which is having success in combatting suicide tendencies in Veterans


Dr Andrew Khoo, Psychiatrist and CEO of Toowong Private Hospital which is a leading treatment centre for PTSD


Heston Russell SAS verteran and authority on military suicide


Professor Jane Burns, Chair of the Department of Veterans Affairs Open Arms programme


Randy Phelps, USA, CEO of Give an Hour which has provided over 350,000 free consultation hours for those in need in the USA. Through private funding they will now offer this service to all Covid front line medical staff in New York State. That could bring their free hours into several million.


Professor Sandy McFarlane, Australia’s leading expert on the fallout from Natural Disasters


Jeff Thomson representing The New York Police Department, who are leading the world in Police Suicide prevention.

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