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Safety Conference Networking Drinks with Joe Williams

Date: March 22nd

Where: BREAKWATER BAR AND RESTAURANT 9 Southern Breakwater Rd, Mackay Harbour

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Cost: Members - $25 Non-members: $40

Description: The Resource Industry Network 2018 Safety Conference will provide you with the latest industry information from inspirational speakers and experts.

If you are not able to join us for the conference, join us for Networking Drinks the evening before.

Make the most of the opportunity to network outside of the event with key industry personnel.

**Please note that if you have already booked your Safety Conference Ticket - it includes a ticket to this event**

 

Guest Speaker: Joe Williams

 

Joe Williams is a Wiradjuri, 1st Nations Aboriginal man born in Cowra, raised in Wagga NSW having lived a 15 year span as a professional sports person. Joe played in the National Rugby League for South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs before switching to professional Boxing in 2009. As a boxer Joe was a 2x WBF World Jnr Welterweight champion and also won the WBC Asia Continental Title.

 

Although forging a successful professional sporting career, Joe battled the majority of his life with suicidal ideation and Bi Polar Disorder. After a suicide attempt in 2012, Joe felt his purpose was to help people who struggle with mental illness. Joe is also an author having contributed to the book Transformation; Turning Tragedy Into Triumph & his very own autobiography titled Defying The Enemy Within - which is out now in all good bookstores. Joe was recently named as a finalist for the courage award in the 2017 National Indigenous Human Rights Awards and was the recipient of the 2016 Wagga Wagga Australia Day Citizen of The Year Award for his work in the community in Mental Health Education & Suicide Prevention.



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