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In Conversation with change makers: Supporting Catherine House and the Hutt St Centre

In Conversation - Catherine House, Hutt St Centre


Despite the huge impact on families and our community, domestic violence and homelessness can seem invisible. We invite you and your organisation to champion for change. Join hundreds of others for breakfast and for inspiration from leaders with lived experience. Make new and powerful connections and together let's raise awareness and funds for positive action. 

 The Australia Day Council of South Australia has long recognised citizens who taken action to change our world. We are proud to build on this tradition and support two frontline organisations responding to domestic violence and homelessness in Catherine House and the Hutt St Centre.

Each of our outstanding speakers have direct and personal experience with these issues and will speak from the heart about what each of us can do to change for the better. 

Join us, Corey, Taryn, and our two award-winning panellists for breakfast at the Hilton on 16 October.

Get in touch with others in your workplace or bring together a group of friends or family for a morning to remember. Tables of 10 and individual tickets are now available.

Date: Tuesday 16 October
Time: 6:45am arrival, 7am start
Venue: Hilton Adelaide
Individual ticket: $75 (including breakfast and a donation to the Hutt St Centre and Catherine House)
Table of Ten: $750 (including breakfast and a donation to the Hutt St Centre and Catherine House)
Schools pricing:
$55 per Individual ticket (including breakfast and a donation to the Hutt St Centre and Catherine House),
$500 per table (including breakfast and a donation to the Hutt St Centre and Catherine House)

Catherine House and the Hutt St Centre

Hosted by:
The Australia Day Council of South Australia



Corey White Taryn Brumfitt
Corey White Taryn Brumfitt

There are few voices in comedy as unique and potent as Corey White.

In 2014, Corey performed his debut stand up show The Cane Toad Effect – a staggeringly personal story of his experience growing up in foster care, surviving domestic violence, recovering from drug addiction and dealing with mental illness. He handled this material with a deftness and humour that far exceeded his experience, garnering critical praise and winning Best Show at the 2014 Sydney Fringe and Best Newcomer Award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival.

He was later profiled on ABC TV’s Australian Story, shining a light on his and his sister’s experience growing up in the foster care system and the path that took him all the way to the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. In late 2016 he was selected to have his show recorded as part of the ABC Next Gen comedy series.

In 2018, Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise, a series created by Corey for the ABC, will finally solve all the world’s problems while continuing to advocate for change for kids stuck in our dysfunctional foster care system.





Taryn Brumfitt is an internationally recognised keynote speaker and the fiercely passionate thought leader behind The Body Image Movement.

Best-selling author and director of the inspiring social-change documentary Embrace, Taryn’s global crusade to end the body dissatisfaction epidemic has seen her recognised by the United Nations Women, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and the Geena Davis Institute.

Whether motivating the next generation at Google HQ or becoming General Electrics’ highest rated speaker, Taryn’s determination to shift the way the world thinks about themselves and their bodies has the support of high profile personalities including Olivia Newton-John, Rosie O’Donnell, and Ashton Kutcher who famously praised her activism as being “good for the world.”

Named alongside Beyonce and Emma Watson in Germany’s Brigitte magazine’s ‘Woman of The Year’, Taryn’s positively infectious voice and powerful message has reached over 100 million people via the likes of the L.A Times, Washington Post, The Doctors, Good Morning America and The Today Show.

Taryn is a proud Foundation Board member for The Hutt Street Centre. She lives in Adelaide with her husband Mathew and three children Oliver, Cruz and Mikaela.  

Arman Abrahimzadeh Sarah Gun

Arman Abrahimzadeh OAM

Sarah Gun

Domestic violence was a normal part of childhood for Arman Abrahimzadeh and his sisters. The Adelaide siblings lived in fear of their domineering father, who, in 2010, would eventually murder their mother Zahra in front of 300 people on a dance floor at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Arman and his sister were left to parent their 12 year old sister and continue their mother’s battles in court. A gentle young man, Arman vowed to never follow his father’s footsteps into a cycle of abuse. Now a White Ribbon Ambassador, Arman works with various organisations to support victims and raise awareness. A passionate advocate for better legislation to protect women and children, Arman speaks to schools, sporting clubs and police cadet training. In 2015, he established the Zahra Foundation Australia to assist women in crisis and empower them with education and financial independency. While his life has been scarred, Arman is reaching out to help the half a million Australian women experiencing domestic violence each year.




Sarah Gun is a passionate advocate and entrepreneur who established Gogo events as a social enterprise with the explicit aim of training homeless and disadvantaged people to produce décor items and event materials, then employ these trainees to install their events. Through her work with Gogo events Sarah goes to significant lengths, by committing to environmental and socially sustainable practises in all areas of event design. Gogo events are a pathway to employment partner and in the first 6 months of 2016-17 together with the Hutt Street Centre created 100 plus paid work opportunities. Through Sarah’s work and the partnerships she has created Sarah is changing lives and empowering people to build their confidence and capacity.





Catherine House Australia Day Council of South Australia Hutt St Centre
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