National Families Week 2016

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10 days to the start of National Families Week!
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115,000 people already registered to participate in events around the nation.
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  • Welfare provisions in the 2016 Federal Budget. The Hon Christian Porter MP, Minister for Social Services: More
  • Tammy Williams appointed Commissioner for Queensland Child & Family Commission: More
  • You are invited to a Multicultural Forum run by the Royal Commission: Canberra, 10 May: More
  • Royal Commission closing applications for private sessions on 30 Sept 2016: Contact via email
  • NSW FACS commissioned review of case management models in services for vulnerable families. PRC: More
  • Funding grants announced for community organisations with philanthropic partnerships. Australian Govt: More
  • Report on young people and self harm. Orygen: More
  • Poor health and social wellbeing outcomes recognised through study on childhood adversity. SRN: More
  • Campaign promotes the benefits of investment in early learning. Early Learning: Everyone BenefitsMore
  • Cradle 2 Kinder provides early parenting support to vulnerable young mothers and families. VACCA: More
  • Webinar 17 May, Engaging Communities: what's involved and how it's done. CFCA: More
  • 2016 Federal Election Youth Survey to highlight issues of young people. Youth Action and ARACY: More
  • Final call: 10min survey on factors that influence where children are placed on entering OOHC. ACCP: More
  • GAYBY BABY School Action Toolkit, Australia’s first comprehensive education resource to represent same-sex parented families and explore family diversity. Be an ambassador for your school community and download the toolkit today: More
  • The Antidote to Apathy - a 7min Tedx talk on the barriers to community engagement. Sustaining Community: View

Australian Government Department of Social Services (2016).Hearing her voice: Report from the kitchen table conversations with culturally and linguistically diverse women on violence against women and their children. 

Australian Human Rights Commission (2016). Willing to Work:National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016. Child protection Australia 2014–15. Child welfare series no. 63. Cat. no. CWS 57. Canberra: AIHW.

Tim Moore, Myfanwy McDonald, Harriet McHugh-Dillon and Sue West (2016). Community engagement: A key strategy for improving outcomes for Australian Families. CFCA Paper No. 39. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies


2016 Child Aware Approaches Conference
AASW & ACWA CPD accredited
2 week countdown!
Reduced rates for groups and students

3rd Biennial Australasian Implementation Conference

Melbourne: 5-6 October
Call for Abstracts closes 8 MayMore

2016 Family Day Care Conference 
Perth: Saturday 21 May
Child Australia and Family Day Care WA: More

Families Australia is a national, member-based, not-for-profit, peak organisation that promotes the needs and interests of families.

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Families Australia membership benefits: priority notification for National Families Week, reduced fees at events, participation in national policy forums and engagement with a diverse network of organisations committed to the wellbeing and interests of Australian families. 

Families Australia welcomes new members to share our vision 'that Australian families, in all their diversity, enjoy the greatest possible wellbeing'. Join

National Coalition of Child Safety and Wellbeing: More
Information about the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children and the Third Action Plan (2015 - 2018) is available here. 

The Alliance for Forgotten Australians Inc.
PO Box 212 Camberwell VIC 3124
T: +61 488 460 646

National Long-term Outcomes for Forgotten Australians (LOFA) study
UNSW is seeking participants to take part in this national survey of Forgotten Australians. Closing 30 April. Information about ethics and the purpose of the survey available here. The on-line survey is available here. Resources here.

Forgotten Australians resources:
Educational booklet. D
Educational DVD. View here

Find and Connect Australia.
Connect to your local Forgotten Australians support service on 1800 16 11 09. Find State-based historical information:

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