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2017 SCA NATIONAL CONFERENCE l 14-16 JUNE l CROWNE PLAZA HUNTER VALLEY, NSW

Thursday, 15 June

A Long Way Home - Saroo Brierley

Saroo's remarkable story of sheer determination has been an inspiration to many. Born in a small Indian village, at the age of five he lost complete contact with his family when he was lost at a train station while waiting for his brother. After living on the streets of Calcutta and being declared a ‘lost child’, he was placed in a local orphanage and went on to be adopted by an Australian family, with whom he grew up in Hobart. Determined to uncover his past, he embarked on an epic and yet deeply personal rediscovery. The moving climax of this journey made headlines across the globe. His story is recounted in his autobiography ‘A Long Way Home,’ which was published in 2014. This was the basis for the film of Saroo's life - Lion. Released in December 2016 to wide acclaim, garnering six Oscar nominations and starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel, the film will ensure that the incredible story that has already touched so many will continue to do so. 

Friday, 16 June

National Property Report - Michael Matusik

Michael Matusik is a leader in residential market analysis and urban investigations in Australia. He is one of Australia’s foremost property experts and is considered a thought leader in the Australian housing industry. A 30 year industry veteran, Michael provides a voice of reason within the ever-changing property industry. Michael helps bridge the gap between property spruik and reality. His property advisory firm is based in Brisbane, and provides market analysis, project advice and support services for select residential property.