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International Day of Older Persons Breakfast

COTA Victoria

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

International Day of Older Persons Breakfast

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Single Ticket Ended A$75.00 A$0.00
Standard Table of 10 Ended A$690.00 A$0.00
Corporate Table of 10 (GST Inclusive) Ended A$750.00 A$0.00
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60 There’s still work to be done      older persons breakfast

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and COTA Victoria invite you to join us for breakfast and celebrate the 2015 International Day of Older Persons.

Hear from our panel of older Australians who have made their mark before and after 65 years of age and join the conversation about the value older workers bring to our workplaces. This is a vital conversation all Australians need to engage in and it comes at a crucial time. As detailed in the Intergenerational Report, the number of Australians aged 65 and over is projected to more than double by 2054-55 compared with today. it is no secret that the community and economy will benefit from opportunities to support older Australians who want to work, so please join us in opening up this conversation in 2015.

Event details

Date: Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Time: 7.30 - 9am (arrive 7.15am) Breakfast included.
Venue: Level 17, RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne. (View map)
Parking: Available at the RACV City Club, enter via New Chancery Lane. (Parking information)


  • Single Ticket:                  $75
  • Standard Table of 10:   $690
  • Corporate Table of 10: $750

Ticket proceeds will be donated to COTA Victoria which has been the voice of older Victorians for over 60 years and continually strives to ensure that the contributions of older people are proudly recognised and acknowledged within the community.


 Dr Sally Cockburn (Moderator)

Dr Sally Cockburn,who is also known in the media as “Dr Feelgood”,     is a GP and health advocate. She has worked in the media for over    25  years and currently hosts Talking Health on radio 3AW. Sally also  continues an active clinical practice and is active behind the scenes at  policy level to improve health outcomes. Sally is passionate about  social justice and well known for bringing sensitive issues out for  public discussion. She is currently studying her Masters of Health and Medical Law.


  Professor Emeritus Andrea Hull AO

Professor Emeritus Andrea Hull has had a distinguished career in the arts, cultural policy, and education in Chief Executive and Board roles in Federal and State government. She retired in 2009 as the Director/CEO of the Victorian College of the Arts, after 14 years (making her the longest serving CEO of the College). She was also the Chief Executive of the WA Department for the Arts, where she was credited with advocating for the arts to be on the social and economic agenda, liberating millions of dollars for artists. Professor Hull currently has her own consultancy practice, and is an executive coach. She is also Chair of the ABC Advisory Council, non-executive Director of the Florey Neuroscience Institute, Melbourne Forum and the Melbourne Prize, and a member of the Expert Advisory Panel to Lirrwi Cultural Tourism, East Arnhem Land. She has just retired as Deputy Chair of the National Museum of Australia, and of Breast Cancer Network of Australia.

  Lois Peeler AM

Lois Peeler is the Executive Director and Principal of Worawa Aboriginal College. As a member of the original musical groupThe Sapphires, Lois Peeler travelled through Vietnam, entertaining American troops. From Cummeragunja Aboriginal Reserve, throughout her life Lois’ family worked tirelessly to improve conditions for Aboriginal people and were instrumental in the establishment of Aboriginal health, legal and education services, including in the creation of the first-ever independent Aboriginal secondary school in the early 1980s, Worawa Aboriginal College. Now, using her considerable knowledge and talents, she helps to shape the lives of young Aboriginal women through the Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville. Lois has extensive experience in Aboriginal Affairs having worked in the Aboriginal community sector, the Federal and State public service sector and in the corporate sector.

  Peter Couzens

Former Judge Peter Couzens was appointed as a Judge of the County Court of Victoria and President of the Children’s Court of Victoria on May 1, 2013. Mr Couzens served as a Magistrate for approximately 23 years.  He was co-ordinating Magistrate at the Prahran Magistrates’ Court between 1995 and 1998, resident Magistrate at Wangaratta in North-East Victoria in 2003 and 2005, and Regional Co-ordinating Magistrate of the Grampians Region of Victoria from 2010 to 2013. Prior to his appointment as a Magistrate, he was a member of the Victorian Bar between 1976 and 1990 and practised as a barrister in the areas of family law and personal injuries. On 26 May 2015, in anticipation of his retirement as a Judge and President of the Children’s Court, upon attaining the statutory retirement age of 70 on 8 June, Mr Couzens was appointed as a member and Chairperson of the Adult Parole Board from 9 June 2015.

  The Hon John Cain II

Over four decades of public life, John demonstrated a commitment to progressive social, economic and environmental policies and built an unrivalled reputation for integrity and honesty in government. Prior to entering politics, John practiced as a lawyer for 19 years, during which time he was a Council member of the Law Institute of Victoria, including as President, and a member of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Law Reform Commission. Elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in 1976, John Cain served as Premier of Victoria for three terms from April 1982 to August 1990, making him Victoria’s longest serving Labor Premier. Since exiting politics in 1990, John has continued to be active in public life. He was appointed a Professorial Associate at the University of Melbourne in 1991, a position he continues to hold, and also spent ten years as a member of the Academic Advisory Board to the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University. John has also served as a member of the National Tennis Centre Trust, Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust, Trustee of the MCG Trust, and in senior positions of a number of public and community organisations. John has also authored three books, on politics, education, and the entertainment industry.  

  Harrison Young

American born and Harvard educated Harrison Young has had a remarkable investment banking career spanning more than thirty years. Harrison’s career has seen him conduct business in twenty countries and he has advised twelve foreign governments. He was the CEO of China’s first international investment bank, has been a Director of Bank of England, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, Chairman of Morgan Stanley Australia and since 2007, a Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Refund policy

  • 80 per cent of the ticket price will be refunded with cancellations up to one month prior to the event.
  • 50 per cent of the ticket price will be refunded with cancellations up to two weeks prior to the event.
  • No refunds provided for cancellations later than 22 September 2015.


Hosted by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and COTA Victoria with support from the following organisations: 

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Partnership opportunities are available. For enquiries please call (03) 9655 2123 (Mon to Wed) or email to mlewis@cotavic.org.au. Information for Corporate Sponsors

Book online above or if you are unable to register online call us on 9654 4443.







Have questions about International Day of Older Persons Breakfast? Contact COTA Victoria

When & Where

RACV City Club
Level 17, 501 Bourke
Melbourne, Vic 3000

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

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