And just like that another year is drawing to a close! We have been beavering away in the FRSA National Office finalising the Conference abstract review process with our review panel and we expect to release the Conference program early in the New Year. Early bird registration is currently open and our Sponsorship prospectus has launched!
We’ve also been working away on our submission to the Review of the Attorney-General’s Department’s Family and Relationship Services Program (FRSP). The review is bring led by former Senior public servant, Mr Andrew Metcalfe AO, with support from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). If you provide family relationship services to separating or separated clients or you are a family law system professional providing services to these clients, it’s not too late to have your say. AIFS survey of Professionals is open until 1 January 2024.
As we head toward the festive season, I am conscious that so many families are struggling under the weight of the cost of living crisis. Families in far North Queensland are facing flood recovery while further South people are anxiously awaiting rain and a lessening of the bushfire threat. I know many of our Members and friends will be working to support these families and communities over the holiday period. I wish to acknowledge your tremendous work through the year – every day you make a positive difference in the lives of so many.
The FRSA National Office will be closed from COB Thursday, 21 December 2023 and will reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024. Contact details during this period will be available on our website – frsa.org.au.
I wish you all a safe and restful holiday season. We look forward to reconnecting with you all in 2024!