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Thank you to our Supporting Partners for the 2019 Indigenous Catholic Education Conference.

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) is the peak body representing the interests of Catholic education in Queensland. The Commission is a 16-member body established by the Bishops of Queensland and supported by a secretariat.

 QCEC works with Catholic school authorities, state and federal governments, other education sectors, and stakeholder organisations to support the education of young people within our Catholic faith tradition so they can achieve the best possible outcomes and contribute to our communities.

Townsville Catholic Education supports 29 schools in our Diocese, located in a region extending to Mount Isa in the west, Proserpine in the south and north to Ingham. Our education choices include primary, secondary, Prep-to-Year 12 and boarding institutions, as well as kindergarten and child care facilities.

We employ more than 2,100 teaching, professional and ancillary staff to fulfill our mission of providing quality educational services through our Catholic school communities.

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) draws on more than 2000 years of Catholic Social teaching and today, ACU welcomes students and staff from all faiths and diverse backgrounds. It is the fastest growing university in the country and top 10 Catholic universities worldwide. ACU has grown rapidly over the past few years, and now have seven campuses around Australia – in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield – and a campus in Rome, Italy.

PR360 leads change by facilitating transformational growth in culturally safe environments. PR360 delivers strategic thought leadership, critical analysis and communications consultancy, bringing clarity and confidence to those who want to deliver better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

PR360 has delivered projects for a range of clients, including the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Education Queensland, Queensland Health, Griffith University, Gidgee Healing, TAIHS, Palm Island Community Council, Northern Territory Catholic Education and Townsville Catholic Education. 

CQUniversity Australia has one of the largest footprints of any university in Australia, proudly offering a wide variety of TAFE and university qualifications. Our courses are designed alongside industry, to prepare you with up-to-date, real-world knowledge and skills. Students are able to study on campus at one of our many locations or online and benefit from our award-winning and experienced teaching professionals, as well as our focus on services and support. Ranked among the world's top 600 universities* and awarded five stars for first-generation students, full-time employment, overall experience, social equity, starting salary and teaching quality+, CQUniversity students can be what they want to be.

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. Visit www.cqu.edu.au/reputation.   + The Good Universities Guide 2019.

The Great Barrier Reef is an important part of the Australian national identity, a global environmental icon, and a key part of the cultural identity of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples.  The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (the Authority) is responsible for the management of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Marine Park). Through transformative agile management, the Authority ensures the ecologically sustainable use and benefits of the Marine Park continue for current and future generations.  The Authority acknowledges the continuing sea country management and custodianship of the Great Barrier Reef by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Owners whose rich cultures, heritage values, enduring connections and shared efforts protect the Reef for future generations.  The Authority’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Strategy for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park  focuses on keeping Indigenous heritage strong, safe and healthy.

Since 1981, Australian Catholic Super has helped people who work in Catholic education, healthcare, aged care and welfare plan for their future by providing excellent superannuation, insurance, retirement planning and financial planning services.We're a Catholic super fund in Australia with over 90,000 members, 15,000 employers and a portfolio worth over $9 billion. We’re the super fund of choice for the Catholic sector and we’re also open to anyone who’s eligible for super.

 For more than 20 years Northern Australia Primary Health Limited (NAPHL) has been dedicated to helping people in Northern Queensland improve their health and well-being. Every year we help more than 7000 people through our Allied Health, Indigenous and Mental Health services and programs. Our huge range of services include physiotherapy, podiatry, dietetics, occupational therapy, exercise physiology and psychology services that cater to all age groups. Our clinicians travel far and wide throughout the Northern Queensland region to provide healthcare to the furthest and most remote communities while we have offices in Townsville, Mackay, Cairns, Ingham, Charters Towers and Thursday Island. As a leading not-for-profit healthcare organisation NAPHL doesn’t deliver these services alone. We rely on funding from Northern Queensland Primary Health Network, Australian Federal Government and Townsville Hospital and Health Service as well as the generous donations we receive from the community. The funding and donations we receive allow us to deliver health services to people who are financially disadvantaged or have complex health issues.