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    Pakana Kanaplila
    Performances| Dance| MC's / Speakers etc.
    Our name is Pakana Kanaplila.  You came here to meet us here on our salt-water island Lutruwita Tasmania, we are country, fire, wind, earth and ceremony, all life within sky country, salt and fresh waters that join/grow us through an all life journey. Pakana Kanaplila Tasmanian Aboriginal Dancers are a traditional and contemporary dance group that are growing dance within lutruwita Tasmania. We hold tuylupa spark of fire elements, language story, song and kanaplila respectfully honours our Elders, and our Identity. Pakana Kanaplila brings you  a culturally unique and original experience for those who witness to understand the responsibilities we hold, that we are country that is ancient and culturally significant, our spirits are born from deep time, we are the creation of the oldest living culture for future generations.   Available for
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    • Dance Performance
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    Champagne/Drinks Hostess
    MC's / Speakers etc.| Christmas| Interactive
    Elevate your event with a touch of elegance and sophistication. Our stunning champagne hostess frame is the perfect addition to any occasion, whether it’s a wedding, corporate event, or private party. Our friendly and professional hostesses will greet your guests with a warm smile and serve them with a glass of bubbly, creating a memorable and luxurious experience. With our Champagne Hostess, you can add a touch of glamour to your event and ensure that your guests are treated like VIPs. Cheers to a truly unforgettable celebration! Add one or more drink waiters on stilts to work the room ensuring your guests glasses are topped up. The duo can fit in with any theme/colour scheme you desire for your event. Let the Paparazzi capture the moment your guests arrive, and make a statement with a sculpture in Ice or Sand

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    Hobart, Willing to Travel
    Dean Yates – Keynote Speaker
    MC's / Speakers etc.| Services
    Putting mental health on everyone’s agenda! Dean Yates Few people in Australia can tell a story like former foreign correspondent Dean Yates, whose globally acclaimed memoir Line in the Sand was published in mid-2023. Dean takes his audiences to the wars, bomb attacks and earthquakes he covered during a long career for one of the world’s most respected news organisations. He describes the pain he and his family suffered after the trauma of what he witnessed caught up with him. He puts you in the Melbourne psychiatric ward, where he had three admissions to treat his PTSD and moral injury. Such has been Dean’s journey that he and his family were featured in an episode of Australian Story in Sept 2023. Dean is now a workplace mental health expert who uses his vast personal and professional experience to help organisations support their staff. All this gives Dean enormous insight into mental health and trauma and makes him an inspirational, riveting, and educational speaker. Renowned psychologist Steve Biddulph says Line in the Sand is a “world-class guidebook on dealing with traumatic wounds”. Jacquie Lambie calls it a “gripping read that exposes the shocking holes in our health system when it comes to the treatment of PTSD”. Well-known psychiatrist and author Dr Mark Cross said the memoir is an “astonishing account of trauma”. Trauma therapist & author Dr Polly McGee says Dean has “levelled up his own vulnerability by fully reporting the disintegration of selfhood and its painful reclamation, giving survivors of trauma and the people that love them new insight and hope for recovery”. Greens Senator for Tasmania Peter Whish-Wilson says Dean’s story is like no other. Dean’s speaking topics are varied: His healing journey; what a mentally healthy workplace looks like; trauma & moral injury; men and emotions; eyewitness to the world; navigating life. Topic 1 A jaw-dropping story. Inspiring and hopeful Dean was a high-flying foreign correspondent brought to the brink of suicide by extreme workplace trauma who recovered because of his obsession to get better and the human connection of his loving family and a mental health system that worked (yes, you read that correctly). Topic 2 The pillars of a mentally healthy workplace Dean speaks with authority on what he calls the 6 pillars of a mentally healthy workplace: Leadership buy-in; psychological safety; prevention & early intervention, multi-layered organisational support; evidence-based training and good communication.   Topic 3 Trauma Dean’s memoir is a life-changing roadmap for anyone trying to heal from trauma. Dean explains the moral dimension of trauma, he shows the consequences when organisations fail to look after their people. Topic 4 Moral Injury Dean is an Australian expert on moral injury, a condition akin to PTSD that can occur in any occupation/walk of life. Moral injury is starting to get attention because it can happen when someone’s idea of what’s right has been violated strongly enough. The possibilities for harm are endless. Topic 5 Breaking Stigma No matter the context, Dean has a story to tell about stigma: around suicide, mental illness in the workplace, in-patient psych wards. Dean is passionate about breaking stigma, and you will be too after listening to him. Topic 6 Men! Dean has instant credibility with men, whether they wear suits or Hi-Vis vests, which is why he’s the ideal speaker at showing men the benefits of seeking mental health support and expressing their emotions. Topic 7 Eyewitness to the world Dean covered some of the biggest global stories of the past 25 years. Why do journalists risk their lives? What do they take from these experiences, the loss of life? Does reporting on ordinary people matter as much as wanting to be there when Saddam Hussein gets captured? Topic 8 Navigating Life Dean’s family have been through the wringer, and not just from having to deal with him! Dean’s wife has had depression all her life. Their children, now young adults, have had mental health issues. Dean’s eldest son survived a cardiac arrest in 2020.

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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    John X
    MC's / Speakers etc.| Musical| Performances
    John is currently one of Tasmania’s most prominent and prolific actors and performers. A popular MC and guest speaker, he is a veteran of over 120 shows including Uni Revues, musicals and shows in the Botanical gardens every year. A former ABC Local Radio Nights presenter, John has appeared on film, TV and radio in various forms and guises. On the mainland, John has previously played Stewpot in Opera Australia’s South Pacific, Dick Woollnough/Dee Anthony in The Boy From OZ for The Production Co., Mitch in The Threepenny Opera for Malthouse and STC, Spider/Lord Savage in Jeckyll & Hyde for TML in Korea, Mr. Braithwaite in BILLY ELLIOT The Musical for Universal/Working Title, and Pumbaa in The Lion King for Disney Theatrical Productions in Melbourne and Shanghai. His Television credits include Tricky Business (Nine network), Dance Academy (ABC), City Homicide (7 Network) and John Safran’s Race Relations (ABC). His Film credits include Macbeth for Dark Oak Films, The Sound Of One Hand Clapping for Artist Services and Back From The Dead for Pocket Money Productions and his voice can be heard in the films Legend of the Guardians, AUSTRALIA, Daybreakers, Mao’s Last Dancer, Two Fists One Heart, in mini-series for CLEO, False Witness, Scorched, and on TV shows Wild Boys, Rescue Special Ops and Slide. In 2006 John was nominated for a Mo Award for his role as Pumbaa in The Lion King. John is an Australia Day Ambassador 2014, Ambassador for Variety Club ““ The Children’s Charity, the Theatre Royal APPLAUSE program and has been a proud member of MEAA (Actor’s Equity) since 1994.

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    Launceston,Hobart,NW Tasmania, NW Tasmania,Willing to Travel,
    Keynote Address: The Humour Factor
    MC's / Speakers etc.| Performances| Workshops
    The Value of Positive Humour in Workplaces A sense of humour is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. – – President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 -1969) Successful and dynamic organisations encourage appropriate humour as part of the workplace culture. Daryl Peebles recently completed a PhD research study that investigated humour as a positive human attribute, and how it impacts on contemporary workplace management practices.-  This study involved 50 Australian work teams and specifically examined the relationships that exist between humour and the psychological capital attributes of hope, efficacy (confidence), resilience and optimism.-  It then noted the positive impacts these had on worker attitudes and workplace performance. The findings are not surprising. Appropriate humour will enhance most relationships ““ work, social and family ““ which is something we all intrinsically know but can now back up with some empirical evidence. Although the use of humour in workplaces remains a contentious issue in management theory to this day, Daryl, along with others, is proving that if used appropriately it really can help the bottom line. Far from being a frivolous distraction from the job-at-hand, humour can help in sustaining an organisation’s long-term viability and is a strong ally in maintaining workers’ health and well-being. Daryl is keen to share his findings and the wealth of information he has collected from around the world. He does so through an engaging (and, yes humorous) presentation that looks at the psychological, physiological and social benefits of humour and laughter and how these manifest within a work environment through measures such as job satisfaction, staff turnover, discretionary effort and creativity. Daryl’s presentation is educational, enlightening, engaging and entertaining. As Andrew Carnegie once said, There’s little success where there’s little laughter.

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    Hobart,Willing to Travel
    Keynote Address: Winning the Crowd
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    Winning the Crowd – The Communication Secrets of a Professional Comedian They say comedy is the “˜hardest job in the world’. That’s probably an exaggeration, but it’s certainly not an easy job either. – A professional comedian often only has 5″“10 minutes to impress a crowd. This means they usually have less than one minute to win them over and get them laughing. The techniques a comedian uses to do this are surprisingly simple and effective and can be applied to all levels of communication and presentations. Gavin Baskerville has been a successful professional comedian for more than 20 years. He has played to audiences of all types on land and at sea. He has also spent the last 13 years teaching and coaching beginners and experienced comedians. He has recently created this specialised corporate presentation which gives an insight into how to win any crowd and how to make an audience laugh. Gavin’s presentation is customisable to any length or event. It is motivational, insightful and highly entertaining – perfect for conferences, dinners and professional development sessions.

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    Keynote Speaker – Amanda Johnstone
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    Keynote Speaker – Amanda Johnstone “Armed with influential thought-leadership skills and a tenacious drive to transform the role of technology, it is Amanda who is propelling the future wellbeing of the human race. ” — THE CEO MAGAZINE   As one of Australia’s most globally acknowledged AI technologists and technology communicators, Amanda’s contributions have been celebrated by TIME as a Next Generation Leader and by The CEO Magazine with the Start-up Executive of the Year award, underscoring her significant impact in social impact technology.In 2023, LinkedIn awarded her as a Top Voice in Artificial Intelligence, one of only 1500 top voices globally of nearly 1 billion users. Recognised as a subject matter expert in both emerging technology and modern leadership, Amanda lends her insights to esteemed organisations including Commonwealth Bank, The Australian Property Institute, YPO, Zoom, The Australian Digital Health Agency, Allianz, Leap, Kellogg’s, Universal, Stanford, Women Making Waves, The Education Department, Schmidt Futures, Optus, ADMA and Google Cloud, among others. She has built a substantial following on her social audio channel, engaging 300,000 subscribers and reaching tens of millions with content on emerging technologies. An award winning entrepreneur for over 20 years, it was at the young age of 17, Amanda co-founded award-winning retail chain, Sebachi, in Tasmania. Under the mentorship of Cotton On founder, Nigel Austin, Sebachi became one of Australia’s first e-commerce stores in the early 2000’s. Amanda has always been passionate about social issues, as Australia’s first Youth Development Officer at 18 in local government at the West Tamar Council – she also took on philanthropic roles in management, policy and strategy in suicide prevention at a youth suicide prevention retreat in Tasmania for fifteen years. Her many personal experiences with suicide, inspired Johnstone to invent her proprietary mental health App, “Be A Looper” and EmotionAI technologies. Ask us to send you Amanda’s Keynote Menu

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    Statewide
    Keynote Speaker – Sam Bloom
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    In early 2013, Sam’s dream life turned into a nightmare when on holiday in Thailand she unknowingly leant against a rotten balcony railing, falling through it and crashing six metres onto the concrete below. Her accident left her paralysed from the chest down. Broken and hopeless, Sam reached her outer limits of physical and mental suffering. But with courage and determination, she made her way back from the edge – scarred but undefeated. Since her accident, Sam has inspired a bestselling book and major film, co-authored her own bestseller and become a 2 x World ParaSurfing Champion. Today, she continues to defy the barriers in life and in sport, and to inspire other people around the world to do the same. HIGHLIGHTS: ✚ 2 x World Para Surfing Champion ✚ Inspired #1 box-office hit Penguin Bloom starring Naomi Watts ✚ Highly sought-after, global keynote speaker ✚ Bestselling author ✚ Ambassador – Wings For Life | Surf Lakes | ✚ 2022 Surfing Australia Female Para Surfer of the Year recipient

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    Southern Tasmania Willing to travel
    Keynote Speaker: Robyn Moore AM
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    Robyn Moore has been one of Australia’s most in-demand speakers for 30 years…delivering over 2000 presentations.   With a background in Education, Advertising and the Communication/Entertainment Industry she has developed unique skills with “the Power of the Word”…changing peoples’ “Point of View” in an instant. Her “tailored”, inspirational and thought-provoking presentations totally captivate her audiences at national and international conferences…as they laugh, reflect, are moved and enlivened.  Robyn literally “sells people back to themselves” so they recognise old habits and behaviours and take responsibility for choices, which create the outcomes they have always wanted in their lives. These shifts are long-lasting because the stories and distinctions she chooses, inspire people to feel ‘back in life again”! Robyn’s talks are often described as “life-changing”. WHY ARE ROBYN’S TALKS “LIFE-CHANGING”?  WHAT ARE HER UNIQUE SKILLS?
    1. You don’t just HEAR Robyn’s presentations…you EXPERIENCE them! This creates long-lasting shifts.
    2. SHE’S AN EDUCATOR…
    Robyn is an Educator so she is committed to getting the OUTCOMES her clients want from their BRIEF. Robyn consistently scores “Excellent” and “Exceeded Expectations” in evaluations, because she is trained to open peoples’ minds to new possibilities. Once people can see their opinions, attitudes and behaviours…they can create the ACTION and OUTCOMES that make a difference in their Professional and Personal lives.
    1. A VOICE-OVER ARTIST…
    For 40+ years, Robyn has sold millions of dollars’ worth of products in 30 second commercials, informed people in documentaries and made millions of Australians laugh for over 30 years, in the political satire “How Green Was My Cactus” (which Australian audiences LOVE!) She has a particular understanding of “The Power of the Word”. As a discerning and empowering Story-Teller, Robyn has the ability to GET people to access A NEW POINT OF VIEW with everything that matters…quickly, effectively and authentically. People can then start to LIVE the INSIGHTS!
    1. AN ENTERTAINER…
    Robyn has been a Professional Entertainer since she was 17…so her vast experience with diverse audiences and her stagecraft, enable her to engage her audiences immediately. Her highly entertaining, thought provoking and inspiring presentations have people laugh, learn, think, feel, grow, choose…and take ACTION in their lives.   HONORARY POSITIONS: Robyn is an Ambassador for the Australia Day Council, Dragons Abreast Australia, “Inclusee”…and has been a Volunteer Wish-Granter in Make-A-Wish Australia for 30 years and is a National Patron.  Robyn was the Make-A-Wish 2015 “Hall of Fame Award” winner and was awarded “2016 International Make-A-Wish Volunteer” at the Global Conference in India.  She was recently awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to charitable organisations and to the performing arts.”     NATIONAL CONFERENCE CLIENTS WHO HAVE BOOKED TASMANIAN CONFERENCES:   Examples:   Telstra, Paint Australia, Amcal Pharmacies, Taxi Industry Association, Toll Holdings Pty Ltd, The Australian Podiatry Association, Norska Skog Paper Forum, Diversional Therapists Association, Australian Association of Career Counselors, Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, AuSAE, Sportsco, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, Financial Planners Association, FYG Planners, Cemetery and Crematorium Association, Interdominion, Lonsdale Limited, Finance & Treasury Association. FoodWorks, Countywide Australasia, national Institute of Chartered Accountants,  Catholic Fund Managers Conference, Civil Contractors Association, Refrigerated Transport and Warehouse Association, Secondary Principals Association, Dept. Primary Industry, Multi-Merchants,  Australian Sales Institute, Fire Services, National Librarians, Association of Commonwealth Employment, Family Business Australia,  Australian Women in Agriculture, Commonwealth Services and Health, Goldwell,  Newspower,  National Lions Conference, National Cemeteries and Crematoria Directors, Australian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjustors, Australian Administration Services, Fletchers Fotographics, Inner Wheel, National Disability, Surface Coatings, National Electrical Contractors, Quality Assured, Independent Wholesalers, Wound Management, Pharmacy Australia, Special Olympics, All Seasons, The Avondale Foundation,  Quarrying Industry, Hoechst Pharmaceuticals,  IVF Nurses, Vocational Rehabilitation, Autism Conference, Institute of Hospital Catering, Diversional Therapy Association,  Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Step to the Future Student Leadership Forums, Style Makers Staff Conference,  Parents in Isolated Areas Conference, Australian Childhood Foundation National Launch, Bandag Manufacturing, Australian Fertilizer, Dental Surgeons, Housing Industry Association,  Council for Educational Facility Planners International Conference, Sealcorp, Shorthand Reporters, Hotondo Homes, Parks and Leisure Australasian Conference, Alsco,  Australian Education Union, Landmark National Members, Tower Insurance, Cardiac Nurses,  Nursery and Garden Association, NARSA Student Hostels, Australia Post 200th Anniversary (Hobart and Launceston), Play Therapists Association, Apprentices of the Year AWARDS, National Police Community Youth Clubs, Institute of Office Professionals, Australian Foster Carers Association, Pacific Conference Ronald McDonald House, National Field Admin Conference, Rotary (Victorian Club),  Max Network, National Professional Conference Organisers Conference, Patron National Conference, National Taxi Association Conference, National St John’s Ambulance Conference, RSL and Services Clubs, Farmsafe, Resilium (Suncorp), Pharmacy Students National Conference, Spirituality Care Australia national Conference, Business Education Conference, Bus Industry Confederation National Conference., Hire-A-Hubby, Instigo, CBUS Property, FYG Planners National Conference, IPWEA National Conference, Wesley Mission Suicide Prevention, Speaking Made Easy Conference, Meals on Wheels National Conference, Lutheran Schools Business Managers, Omniscient Neuro Technology, NEOEN Renewable Energy, MoneyQuest National Conference, PCO National Conference ’23.                                        

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    Hobart, Willing Travel
    MC – Andrew Colrain
    MC's / Speakers etc.| Performances
    Andrew brings over 25 years of performing experience to the podium and is an MC and Charity Auctioneer of extreme versatility. His credits range across live dramatic and musical theatre, television and radio and he has over 20 years experience as a corporate entertainer and MC throughout Australia. He has wonderful presence and is renowned for the energy, warmth and humour, that he injects into his work. His beautiful singing voice and comedy writing make the events that he works on unforgettable and explain why so many clients have him back year after year. Andrew is also works as a- charity (comedy) Auctioneer. Providing auctioneer banter with the tone of a comedian! Some of the events he has recently MC’d in Tasmania and other States include; “¢ National Ausveg Conference , Wrest Point, Tasmania, “¢ Graduation Ceremonies for the Tasmanian Polytechnic, Wrest Point Casino, “¢ Australian Institute of Conveyancers National 2 day Conference, Melbourne, “¢ Institute of Public Accountants NSW, 3 day conference, Sydney, “¢ Tasmanian Fruit wine festival, Hobart, “¢ The Taste Festival New Year’s Eve Party, Hobart, “¢ Salamanca Market 30th Anniversary celebration, “¢ Australian Tournament of the Minds Opening Ceremony “¢ Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards night, Wrest Point Casino, “¢ Lennards Australia National conference, Hobart, “¢ Institute of Public Accountants Tasmania 3 day conference, Cradle Mountain, “¢ Clarence City Council Seafarer’s Festival, Tasmania, “¢ Health And Community Services Union annual dinner, Hobart, “¢ Master Builder’s Association Awards Night, Devonport Tasmania, “¢ Celtic Force on-stage tattoo, 2011, Hobart, Launceston, Burnie Tas

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    Southern Tasmania Willing to travel
    MC – Ben Sorensen
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    Armed with a quick wit, love of banter, and an aptitude for crowd work, Ben Sorensen endlessly weaves stories and content in around and through your program creating a tapestry of laughs and warmth bringing everyone together. With intelligence, warmth, understanding, comedic timing and endless puns tempered with Autistic mastery Ben’s ability to entertain and educate seamlessly will ensure a memorable event. Like a Swiss army knife Ben has all the tools and versatility to make just about any situation work!  

    Key Points for Ben Sorensen

      • Ben Sorensen’s previous clients include Star City Casino, NBN CO, PWC, Nine Network, Ericsson, Ryobi, IBM, Vanguard, Supanova, PAX and more.
      • Ben previously had Australia’s number 1 country music podcast REAL Country that was syndicated on over 100 stations in 3 countries.
      • Ben has worked with and interviewed many celebrities including Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, Richard Dreyfus, Michael Jai White, INXS, Icehouse, Lee Kernaghan.
      • As a comedian Ben has curated his own International Comedy Festival venue for the last 2 years and had popular shows in each festival.
      • Ben was a previous board member of inclusion charity Friend In Me, and has worked with Amaze Autism and Asperger’s Victoria.
      • Ex Nine Network VO guy, and Ex Sunshine Coast Breakfast Radio host.

    Topics for Ben Sorensen

      • Digital comedy trivia (online or face-face) Online or big screen trivia game with comedy from Ben.
      • Digital comedy bingo (online or face-face) Online or big screen bingo or hybrid trivia/bingo game with comedy from Ben.
      • Autism – See the unseen Ben talks about his Autism journey, challenges, and misconceptions promoting inclusivity and awareness for a better society.
      • Inclusion and conscious kindness Kindness isn’t easy, or weak. It’s hard work and takes conscious effort. How can we think about kindness and inclusion in a way that is useful and meaningful in our organisations.

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    Hobart
    MC – Colin Dean
    MC's / Speakers etc.| Performances
    Colin is a veteran of local and interstate theatre, having performed musical theatre for over twenty years. Recently performing as part of the cast of Billy Elliott The Musical in both Sydney and Melbourne seasons, and gaining a position in the cast of Jekyll & Hyde to tour South Korea, Colin has worked extensively as a professional musical theatre performer. As part of the touring comedy duo The Red Hot Cols, Colin has performed their unique character based comedy at corporate functions and conferences at venues all around Australia. Colin’s background in Old Time Music Hall makes him an awesome Master of Ceremonies and his ability as a musical mimic ensures that while he is alive, Tom Jones and Elvis will never die. Whatever your entertainment needs…..it needs Colin!

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    Hobart
    MC – Daryl Peebles
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    Daryl regularly works as an emcee for events, conferences and conventions. His capacity to engage an audience of all ages, his quick wit, his unflustered professionalism in dealing with the unforeseen and his organising abilities have all been praised by many satisfied clients. Recent events benefiting from Daryl’s emceeing include the Wrest Point Hotel Casino Gala New Year’s Eve Dinner, the Summer Festival (Kidz in the Park), the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Baton Relay (Hobart) and the Local Government Association of Tasmania annual conference.

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    NW Tasmania,Willing to Travel
    MC – David Foster
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    David Foster OAM (born 20 March 1957) is an Australian world champion woodchopper, and Tasmanian community figure. He has held the World Woodchopping Championship title for 21 consecutive years, and is one of Australia’s most successful athletes and possibly the only athlete in any sport in the world to win over 1,000 titles. Foster is often joined in his charitable quests by the Launceston cricketer David Boon. Foster has received several awards for his cultural, charitable and community activities. These include being awarded an Order of Australia Medal, a commendation from the then Governor of Tasmania Sir Phillip Bennett and an Anzac Medal for services to the community. He also received a Tasmanian of the Year award in 1995, and was appointed a director of the National Australia Day Council in 1998. In 2020, he was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

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    Hobart
    MC – Jane Longhurst
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    Jane hails from Hobart and has worked extensively in theatre, television and radio since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts. Her television credits include Rosehaven, Death or Liberty, Blue Heelers, GP, Janus, The Flying Doctors, Neighbours and A Country Practice.-  Jane has performed for Melbourne Theatre Company, at La Mama, with various independent theatre companies within Melbourne, HotHouse Theatre in Albury Wodonga and in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Now based in Tasmania Jane’s recent theatre credits include The Mares written by Kate Mulvany for Tasmanian Theatre Company; Hamlet (Blue Cow Theatre); e baby (Tasmanian Theatre Company) and You and Me and the Space Between (Terrapin Puppet Theatre) both for 2017 Ten Days on the Island, Grounded, (for which Jane was awarded the 2016 Tasmanian Theatre Award for Best Performance by a Female) and the premiere and return seasons of The State of the Tasmanian Economy for Blue Cow Theatre. Jane played Martha in the Tasmanian Theatre Company production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? staged in the Esmond Dorney House for two sold out seasons. This production was awarded a 2015 Tasmanian Theatre Award for Best Ensemble (professional category). Jane works regularly as a voice over artist, presents concerts with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra throughout Tasmania and can be heard regularly on ABC Local Radio where she also works as a fill in presenter for Local Radio including ABC Rural, ABC Grandstand and ABC Classic FM. Since returning to Hobart to live with her family Jane has hosted events big and small and facilitated numerous conferences for clients including Department of Health (Tasmania); WorkSafe Tasmania and the Foster Carer’s Association.

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    Launceston,Willing to Travel,Themed Night
    MC – Kim Millar
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    Kim Millar is the weekday News Anchor for 7 News Tasmania, the state’s most watched television news bulletin. She is also a communications specialist based in Launceston, Tasmania and a former news journalist, presenter and senior producer with Southern Cross Television.- With more than 20 years’ experience as journalist, Kim played a key role in covering local news events and therefore has a strong understanding of regional issues.- Between 2001-2011, Kim Millar was the weekend news reader for Southern Cross Television. Kim is often called upon to host large public events as an MC and was the facilitator for the Federal Government’s Climate Commission public forums. She has also hosted Launceston Carols by Candlelight-  and Festivale and her other television commitments- have included- anchoring the Launceston and Hobart Cups for TasRacing and presenting nightly segments on Southern Cross for Variety Tasmania’s major fundraiser Tasbash. For the past decade Kim has provided media training to clients including the Tasmanian Institute of Sport and NRM North. Training covers such topics as dealing with the media, interview skills, crisis management, media strategies and media release preparation. Kim conducts presentation and public speaking training for business executives, journalists, sports leaders and other public figures. Speaking in public can be an overwhelming experience for even the most successful business or community leader and Kim focusses on providing vocal coaching, relaxation and script content advice and support. Kim’s skills as a writer have been utilised by various clients including the Australian Maritime College, Rio Tinto Corporate Brisbane, Rio Tinto (Pacific Aluminium) Bell Bay, and Tasmanian small business to produce annual reports, sustainability reports, media articles and media releases, web content, speech writing, grant and award applications and generic corporate communication. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Journalism and Politics) from Deakin University. Kim is a yoga teacher and board director for Self Help Workplace – a not for profit employer of people with disabilities.

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