FRSA is delighted to announce that 16 FDR scholarships have been awarded for 2013.

These scholarships have been funded for the second year running by the Attorney-General’s Department in order to increase opportunities for people from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse heritage to obtain the Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution. The goal is to increase the number of FDR practitioners from these backgrounds, building workforce diversity and the capacity of the service sector to respond appropriately to community needs.

Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients, each of whom was nominated and supported by an FDR provider, Legal Aid Commission or Community Legal Centre:

  • Abulla Agwa (SydWest Multicultural Services)
  • Karen Andrew (Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation & Relationships Australia Victoria)
  • Caroline Briggs (Family Life)
  • Nick Espie (Legal Aid Commission of WA)
  • Kinfe Kahssay (Relationships Australia Victoria)
  • Leonard Lester (Port Augusta FRC)
  • JokAyuen Mabior (Ispwich FRC)
  • Clovis Alidor Mwamba (Broadmeadows FRC)
  • Oluyombo Olajosi (Victoria Legal Aid)
  • Beatriz Patino (Fairfield FRC)
  • Rivka Pestun (Family Mediation Centre)
  • Kelly Smith (Legal Aid NSW)
  • Victor Smith (Interrelate Family Centres)
  • Sousana Topalides (Broadmeadows FRC)
  • Nikki Walker (Centacare Broken Bay)
  • Elva Wright (Parramatta FRC)

Training is being undertaken through the following providers:

  • Australian Institute for Relationship Studies
  • Australian Institute of Social Relations
  • Bond University
  • FMC Relationship Services
  • Relationships Australia Victoria
  • UnitingCare Institute of Family Practice