About This Event

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Multicultural Australia and the Sit Down Comedy Club are banding together to host Stand Up for Women, a fundraiser showcasing some of Queensland’s best comics!

With a hilarious all-female line-up featuring Ting Lim, Lily Mitchell, Fiona McGary, Georgina Humphries, Rachael Hornbuckle, Kat Davidson, Nan Chen and Thereze Miburo, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.

Proceeds support new Queenslanders from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Click on ‘Book Now’ to be directed to the Stand Up Comedy Club ticket sales – it’s essential that tickets are pre-booked.

Proudly supported by the Brisbane Broncos and Queensland Theatre.

Who is performing?

Ting Lim

Lily Mitchell

Fiona McGary

Georgina Humphries

Rachel Hornbuckle

Kat Davidson

Nan Chen

Thereze Miburo

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Ting Lim

Singaporean-born Ting Lim is a stand up comedian, writer and actor of Chinese heritage based in Australia. Her dry sarcastic observations have endeared her to audiences since she represented QLD in the prestigious Melbourne International RAW comedy competition. Since then, she has toured sold-out comedy shows across Australia and featured on the award winning show, Fisk, and written for television.

Lily Mitchell

Join Lily as she shares her story through comedy of a visually impaired person, and life as a storyteller, film maker and sportsperson.

Georgina Humphries

Georgina is determined to put her small town of Millaa Millaa on the map and is passionate about bringing her tales of rural antics to city crowds.

Rachel Hornbuckle

Rachael is a fiery redhead who started comedy in the dark pubs of London. Fresh from an ongoing existential crisis, Rachel is a Brisbane-based comedian with a penchant for wicked japery and taking people down a notch.

Fiona McGary

Fiona’s comedy will put you at ease, loosen you up, draw you expectantly close and then throw you back in your seat with laughter!  With a standup comedy career spanning twenty years, Fiona has performed across Australia and internationally on TV, radio and International comedy festivals.

Kat Davidson

With a career spanning 24 years, seeing Kat on stage is like visiting an old friend you haven’t met yet. She’s shared the stage with the world’s best comics, tamed a shed full of drunk miners, and brings a fresh and intelligent view to her comedy.

Nan Chen

Join local Brisbane legend Nan Chen as she dishes out the laughs with her unique take on comedy.

Thereze Miburo

From learning to swim as an adult to becoming a swimming teacher, raising five kids, completing her bachelor’s degree, and pursuing stand-up comedy, Thereze has a unique and fresh perspective on life that is sure to make you laugh out loud!

About This Event

Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC is excited to be hosting Changing the Conversation: Changing the Game – Sport, Women and Culture, the first in our 2024 series of thought-provoking discussions exploring key issues in our increasingly multicultural society.

The world of sport has the power to shape culture by teaching us about the rules of fair play, respect for opponents and resilience in the face of challenges. Sport is also influenced by cultural norms, and we often see issues of structural inequality for women and girls, and incidents of racism, discrimination, and systemic bias both on and off the sporting field. Immerse yourself in a challenging conversation with our panel about what happens when the world of sport, the world of women and the world of multiculturalism collide, opening up a space to explore the power of sport as a catalyst for inclusion, empowerment and breaking barriers.

The event will include a curated performance by Women of the World (WOW) Australia, a proud supporter of the event.

Click on ‘Book Now’ to be directed to QPAC ticket sales – it’s essential that tickets are pre-booked.

About Changing the Conversation 

Bringing together thought leaders from academia, government, business, and the community to engage in robust discussions about multiculturalism in the Australian context, the Changing the Conversation series – presented by Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC – explores issues of who and where we are as a nation and what we need to do to create a society that better reflects and cares for all its people. Changing the Game – Sport, Women, and Culture is the first of four events in this series to be held in 2024.

We look forward to you engaging with this conversation.

See the full series of events here.

Benjamin Law - Facilitator 

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. Most recently, Ben edited the collection of stories, ‘Growing Up Queer’ in Australia and was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ ‘Deep Water: The Real Story’ (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s ‘Sisters’ (Ten).  

Recently he starred in the ABC’s two-part documentary series ‘Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law’, where he travels from China to Arnhem Land to explore the history, unpack the present, and look to the future of Australia’s relationship with China. Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show ‘Stop Everything’. He also co-hosts online startup and tech TV show ‘That Startup Show’, and you can catch him on TV shows like ‘Q&A’ (ABC), ‘The Drum’ (ABC), ‘The Project’ (Ten) and ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ (SBS). 

Mariel Hecher - Panelist 

Brazilian-born football player Mariel Hecher is Vice Captain of the Brisbane Road A-League Women’s team. A passionate sportswoman and team player, Mariel holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Brazil’s Universidade do Valo do Paraiba, and a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) and Master of Osteopathic Medicine from Southern Cross University.

Azmeena Hussain OAM - Panelist 

Melbourne-born lawyer Azmeena Hussain OAM is a Principal at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Non-Executive Director at the Victorian Institute of Sport, Chairperson of the Islamic Museum of Australia and member of the SBS Statutory Community Advisory Committee. She was appointed an Ambassador for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. 

Dr Sarah Kelly - Panelist 

Professor and Head of the QUT Graduate School of Business, Dr Sarah Kelly is an experienced commercial lawyer and non-executive director across the sport, technology and professional services sector. She is a member of the Brisbane 2032 Games Organising Committee board, and Deputy Chair of the Brisbane Lions AFL Football Club.

See why previous attendees love the Changing the Conversation Series:  

“An amazing night where I heard inspiring speakers and listened to a future that filled me with hope for a new direction.”  

“…extremely worthwhile. Some extremely interesting speakers from across the age range. I am looking forward to the next event.”  

“…the Multicultural Australia panelists were brilliant.” 

About This Event

Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC is excited to be hosting Changing the Conversation: Culture in Conflict – Talking about world news when it hits home, is the second event in our 2024 series of thought-provoking discussions exploring key issues in our increasingly multicultural society. 

Australia is a globally connected nation and a country of migrants. Global conflicts reverberate locally in many ways, affecting our economy and national security, and sometimes creating divisions within local communities, especially for groups with ties to conflicting regions, faiths or ideologies. Hear diverse perspectives from our panel about how we can have culturally sensitive conversations that promote mutual respect, empathy and how we can build bridges to peace rather than barriers between cultures and within community.

Click on ‘Book Now’ to be directed to QPAC ticket sales – it’s essential that tickets are pre-booked.

About Changing the Conversation 

Bringing together thought leaders from academia, government, business, and the community to engage in robust discussions about multiculturalism in the Australian context, the Changing the Conversation series – presented by Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC – explores issues of who and where we are as a nation and what we need to do to create a society that better reflects and cares for all its people. Culture in Conflict: Talking About World News When it Hits Home is the second of four events in this series to be held in 2024.

We look forward to you engaging with this conversation.

See the full series of events here.

Benjamin Law - Facilitator 

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. Most recently, Ben edited the collection of stories, ‘Growing Up Queer’ in Australia and was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ ‘Deep Water: The Real Story’ (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s ‘Sisters’ (Ten).  

Recently he starred in the ABC’s two-part documentary series ‘Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law’, where he travels from China to Arnhem Land to explore the history, unpack the present, and look to the future of Australia’s relationship with China. Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show ‘Stop Everything’. He also co-hosts online startup and tech TV show ‘That Startup Show’, and you can catch him on TV shows like ‘Q&A’ (ABC), ‘The Drum’ (ABC), ‘The Projec’t (Ten) and ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ (SBS). 

Panelists soon to be announced. 

See why previous attendees love the Changing the Conversation Series:  

“An amazing night where I heard inspiring speakers and listened to a future that filled me with hope for a new direction.”  

“…extremely worthwhile. Some extremely interesting speakers from across the age range. I am looking forward to the next event.”  

“…the Multicultural Australia panelists were brilliant.” 

About This Event

Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC is excited to be hosting Changing the Conversation: Who Are We?: Identity in a Multicultural Australia, the third in our 2024 series of thought-provoking discussions exploring key issues in our increasingly multicultural society. 

What does it mean to be Australian today? Engage in a conversation with our panel about our national identity as we explore the reality of our present-day cultural diversity and unravel ideas of belonging, heritage and collective identity. How do we come to terms with an ever-changing idea of what it means to be ‘Australian’ that is moving away from the traditionally accepted stereotypes of a Euro-centric, monolingual population to a much more diverse face of Australia? Explore the dimensions of historical roots, multicultural influences and contemporary values that are shaping our understanding of Australia’s national identity.

Click on ‘Book Now’ to be directed to QPAC ticket sales – it’s essential that tickets are pre-booked.

About Changing the Conversation 

Bringing together thought leaders from academia, government, business, and the community to engage in robust discussions about multiculturalism in the Australian context, the Changing the Conversation series – presented by Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC – explores issues of who and where we are as a nation and what we need to do to create a society that better reflects and cares for all its people. Who Are We?: Identity in a Multicultural Australia is the third of four events in this series to be held in 2024.

We look forward to you engaging with this conversation.

See the full series of events here.

Benjamin Law - Facilitator 

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. Most recently, Ben edited the collection of stories, ‘Growing Up Queer’ in Australia and was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ ‘Deep Water: The Real Story’ (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s ‘Sisters’ (Ten).  

Recently he starred in the ABC’s two-part documentary series ‘Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law’, where he travels from China to Arnhem Land to explore the history, unpack the present, and look to the future of Australia’s relationship with China. Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show ‘Stop Everything’. He also co-hosts online startup and tech TV show ‘That Startup Show’, and you can catch him on TV shows like ‘Q&A’ (ABC), ‘The Drum’ (ABC), ‘The Projec’t (Ten) and ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ (SBS). 

Panelists soon to be announced. 

See why previous attendees love the Changing the Conversation Series:  

“An amazing night where I heard inspiring speakers and listened to a future that filled me with hope for a new direction.”  

“…extremely worthwhile. Some extremely interesting speakers from across the age range. I am looking forward to the next event.”  

“…the Multicultural Australia panelists were brilliant.” 

About This Event

Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC is excited to be hosting Changing the Conversation: Words That Bind – Creating unity through our many languages, is the final event in our 2024 series of thought-provoking discussions exploring key issues in our increasingly multicultural society. 

Join us for a panel conversation about the transformative potential of language diversity as a tool for nation building, economic empowerment, and social inclusion in contemporary Australian society. A multilingual Australia holds many benefits including richer cultural exchange and stronger ties with global partners and enhanced diplomatic and economic relationships. Explore how language has the power to build bridges by connecting communities, fostering understanding, and promoting unity and cohesion while celebrating the richness of our cultural diversity.

Click on ‘Book Now’ to be directed to QPAC ticket sales – it’s essential that tickets are pre-booked.

About Changing the Conversation 

Bringing together thought leaders from academia, government, business, and the community to engage in robust discussions about multiculturalism in the Australian context, the Changing the Conversation series – presented by Multicultural Australia in partnership with QPAC – explores issues of who and where we are as a nation and what we need to do to create a society that better reflects and cares for all its people. Words That Bind: Creating Unity Through our Many Languages is the thought-provoking finale of this series for 2024.

We look forward to you engaging with this conversation.

See the full series of events here.

Benjamin Law - Facilitator 

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. Most recently, Ben edited the collection of stories, ‘Growing Up Queer’ in Australia and was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ ‘Deep Water: The Real Story’ (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s ‘Sisters’ (Ten).  

Recently he starred in the ABC’s two-part documentary series ‘Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law’, where he travels from China to Arnhem Land to explore the history, unpack the present, and look to the future of Australia’s relationship with China. Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show ‘Stop Everything’. He also co-hosts online startup and tech TV show ‘That Startup Show’, and you can catch him on TV shows like ‘Q&A’ (ABC), ‘The Drum’ (ABC), ‘The Projec’t (Ten) and ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ (SBS). 

Panelists soon to be announced. 

See why previous attendees love the Changing the Conversation Series:  

“An amazing night where I heard inspiring speakers and listened to a future that filled me with hope for a new direction.”  

“…extremely worthwhile. Some extremely interesting speakers from across the age range. I am looking forward to the next event.”  

“…the Multicultural Australia panelists were brilliant.” 

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