Reliving the 2018 VCOSS Good Life Summit Community Sector

Reliving the 2018 VCOSS Good Life Summit

The VCOSS Good Life Summit was held in June 2018 to explore what role governments must play to ensure every Victorian can lead a good life, but also what role the community sector and individuals must play to deliver on this promise.

The day featured a range of speakers from different perspectives, and from a variety of positions of privilege and power.

Victoria’s three major political leaders used the event to make significant policy announcements, while keynote presentations were delivered by Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner, Jill Gallagher, and paralympian and disability advocate Dylan Alcot.

Unfortunately, for rights reasons Dylan’s presentation is not reproduced here.



Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner, Jill Gallagher AO

What does the future look like for Aboriginal people after Treaty is made, and how will self-determination build a good life for all Victorians?

This session was recorded at the 2018 VCOSS Good Life Summit in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration: 23 minutes


Leadership — Are We Looking in the Right Direction?

This panel dissects the shifting nature of leadership and the role of citizens in shaping their own prosperous and inclusive society.

Facilitated by Professor Kristy Muir, CEO, Centre for Social Impact.

  • Nayuka Gorrie, Aboriginal writer and activist
  • Deborah Glass OBE, Victorian Ombudsman
  • Fiona Patten MLC, Leader, Reason Party
  • Will Stracke, Victorian Trades Hall Council
Duration: 5 minutes


Stronger Together

This panel explores how working together on a basis of shared values can help your cause ‘break free from the reeds’ and rise above noisy public debates to achieve significant change.

Facilitated by Liana Buchanan, Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People

  • Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University
  • Keran Howe, Executive Director, Women with Disabilities Victoria
  • Ian Hamm, CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, CEO, Health Justice Australia
Duration: 34 minutes