WHEN: 27-28 July 2018
WHERE: RMIT University, Melbourne
TICKETS: Coming soon


Julie Bindel is a journalist, writer, broadcaster and researcher. Julie has authored over 30 book chapters and reports on a range of topics relating violence and abuse of women and girls. 
Melinda Tankard Reist is an author, speaker, media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls, known for her work addressing sexualisation, objectification, harms of pornography, sexual exploitation, trafficking and violence against women.

Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins is a member in the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament for the Western Metropolitan Region.  Prior to parliament, Rachel worked in the welfare sector for around 20 years and holds a PhD in social sciences, where she studied social movements supporting people with disabilities, Indigenous Australians and women in Australia. As the State Parliamentary Leader for the Australian Conservatives Party, Rachel is passionate about seeing cultural change in the way women and children are valued in society.
PAUL NINNES (Real Talk Australia)
Paul Ninnes is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Real Talk International,  an organisation focused on living with sexual integrity.

SARAH M MAH (Asian Women for Equality, Canada)
Sarah is a member of the Asian Women for Equality Society, a feminist organization that is working to abolish prostitution as a form of male violence against women. They challenge the promotion and imposition of prostitution on Asian women at home in Canada and in their countries of origin throughout Asia. Sarah has been involved in feminist activism since 2009, and is currently a PhD candidate in the sciences at McGill University.
SIMONE WATSON (Nordic Model Australia Coalition)
Simone Watson is a is a survivor of the legal and illegal sex trade in Australia. She is director of  Nordic Model Australia Coalition and a former human rights delegate for Amnesty International Western Australia. She is a speaker and activist against prostitution, a contributor to Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade (edited by Melinda Tankard Reist and Caroline Norma, Spinifex Press, 2016), and has been published in various media.


There is plenty of accommodation surrounding the RMIT conference venue on Swanston Street. These hotels have generously offered discounted rates for ASASE attendees. Information on how to book is available in the .pdf file for each hotel. 
Brady Hotel Central Melbourne

3 minute walk to conference venue. Lowest rates available with Rate Access Code.

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Fraser Place Melbourne

8 minute walk to conference venue. 20% discount on available room rates with code.

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Mantra on the Park

8 minute walk to conference venue. 20% Off the best available rate with supplied code if booked before 26/6/18.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne

9 minute walk to conference venue. Room information and rates here

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