The relationship between productivity and social services, with Natalie Siegel-Brown


From: Tuesday November 14, 2023, 5:30 pm

To: Tuesday November 14, 2023, 7:00 pm

Please join us to hear from Natalie Siegel-Brown, Commissioner for Social Policy at the Productivity Commission, to discuss the topic “Are social services and productivity strange bedfellows? Or a match (yet to be) made in heaven?”

The event will be catered with food and drink, so be sure to RSVP to secure your spot at this exciting event.

Meet the speaker:

Natalie Siegel-Brown

Natalie is the Commissioner for Social Policy at the Australian Productivity Commission. She is also a member of the Queensland Independent Truth and Treaty Body, and a Board Member of Ageing and Disability Advocacy Australia. Natalie is also an advisor to the UN and Fijian Government in child protection systems.

Natalie is an experienced human service CEO, government oversight body and independent statutory appointee. She offers insights into the burgeoning challenges and opportunities that confront all systems of care in the next 10 years. Her expertise ranges across domestic and family violence, sexual violence, child abuse and neglect, youth justice, mental health, disability, aged care and elder abuse.

Prior to her role as Commissioner, Natalie was the Queensland Public Guardian. As the government-appointed oversight for child protection, youth justice, disability and the rights of older people. Natalie was the legislated independent human rights defender for the State’s most vulnerable children and adults, and a guardian of last resort for thousands of older Queenslanders. Her role was the only government appointment in the World with powers to investigate and intervene in elder abuse.

Natalie’s career history includes having been CEO of an international NGO that delivered expert advice to organisations all over the world in preventing adult and child sexual assault in systems of care – and Executive Director in the NSW Government overseeing the Women NSW, statutory child protection,  carers, ageing and disability inclusion

Natalie began life as a lawyer where she worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in domestic and family violence, and crime prevention. This subsequently led to a career at the former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and the Australian Human Rights Commission. Over the last two decades, her work has seen her work for communities and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations from Cape York to the Kimberley.


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