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Busy start to Spring

It’s been a busy start to Spring at the FRSA office. Last week we were delighted to welcome FRSA members to our annual Strategic Leadership Forum (SLF). I always love bringing our sector leaders together and harnessing that collective expertise to […]

Spring is upon us

It’s hard to believe that spring is upon us! For some, spring represents a time for a fresh start. It could be just that, as we welcome Prime Minister Albanese’s announcement yesterday of the date of the Referendum for a […]

Our role in keeping families safe

I have been thinking a lot over the past week or so on the role our sector plays in helping keep women and children safe from family violence. In part this has been prompted by a series of media reports […]

The significance of universal accessibility

With the new financial year I have been taking an opportunity to engage in one on one conversations with FRSA’s members, starting with a number of our members in Western Australia. Given the particular circumstances of services in the West, […]

Strategic Leadership Forum 2023 coming up

I am delighted to advise that we have received confirmation from the Attorney-General’s office that he will be attending the Opening Breakfast of the FRSA Strategic Leadership Forum on the morning of 12 September 2023. With so much going on in the […]

Happy NAIDOC Week!

Happy NAIDOC Week! I come to you from the lands of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples and I pay my respects to their Elders past and present and emerging leaders of the future.  I also pay my respects to all […]

FRSA National Conference 2023 – Services within Everyone’s Reach: Choice. Connection. Collaboration

FRSA held its annual National Conference at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 15-18 May, on the beautiful lands of the people of the Yugambeh language region. It is always a pleasure to bring the sector together to share […]

Be a Voice for Generations

FRSA’s National Conference 2023 did not disappoint! Feedback from delegates has been overwhelmingly positive saying they thoroughly enjoyed the mix of keynotes, panels and concurrent sessions presented at the Conference this year.  The value of face to face engagement was […]

FRSA Preliminary Analysis – Federal Budget 2023-24

As I have often reflected on Budget night, Budgets are as much about giving us clear signs about the Government’s priorities as they are about how they choose to spend or not spend money. Given that all of the Family […]

FRSA’s Position Statement on a Voice to Parliament

Only two weeks and four days to the FRSA National Conference! We are excited (and a tiny bit frazzled) here at FRSA headquarters as we work through our checklist, and conference paraphernalia builds up around us. This year, in the […]