Kids & Cops

When: March 5 2020

Where: Brisbane, Australia


FUND RAISING EVENT with all proceeds to
- Blue HOPE (Supporting the Mental Health of Police) and
- Bravehearts (To prevent Child Sexual Assault in our society)
- Banquet Luncheon, Champagne, Superb Entertainment, Raffles & Auctions


Key Note Speaker: Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM
A trailblazer for women in the male-dominated police and fire services and who also lead Queensland’s security efforts at the 2014 Brisbane G20 summit.

Katarina Carroll APM was sworn in as the 20th Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) on 8 July 2019. Commissioner Carroll is the Chair of the QPS Board of Management and currently the Chair of the Public Safety, Business Agency (PSBA) Board of Management, the support agency for public safety agencies.

During her policing career, which began in 1983, Commissioner Carroll worked in various roles including time in Criminal Investigation Branches, a Commission of Inquiry, the Joint Crime Task Force, and the covert unit. Such was the respect held for Commissioner Carroll, she was requested to be a member of the Queensland University of Technology School of Justice Advisory Panel. In 2012 she was made the Operations Commander for G20 planning in what is still Australia’s largest peacetime security operation.

In December 2014, the then Assistant Commissioner Carroll was hand-picked by the government of the day to lead the newly formed Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES). As a transformational leader, Commissioner Carroll influenced the sector through her involvement as the Vice President on the Board of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC) and a member of the AFAC Commissioners and Chief Officers Strategic Committee (CCOSC).


Guest Speaker: Hetty Johnston AM

Founder of Bravehearts a born lobbyist who has succeeded in highlighting the crime of sexual assault to media, families, schools and the general community nationally and internationally.

Hetty is the creator of national awareness campaign White Balloon Day, Sexual Assault Disclosure Scheme (SADS), Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show and author of an autobiography, In the Best Interests of the Child (2004).Hetty has been a contributing author to various books including, Crime on my Mind, and Women on Top.

Hetty has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to child protection with numerous awards and nominations over her career since 1997. Hetty is the recipient of two Australian Lawyers Alliance Civil Justice Awards (2003, 2004).

Hetty is a much sought after speaker at Local, State, Federal and International levels including the International Virtual Global Taskforce Conference hosted by the Australian Federal Police in Sydney 2010. She is consistently sought after by media for commentary on issues pertaining to child protection and has been the subject of personal profiles in many print media, talkback radio and television documentaries such as Australian Story.

Hetty works with government and non-government agencies on legislative reform, submissions, lobbying and research to improve child protection and political accountability in Australia.

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