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FRSA Conference 2024 program live

Having just met with our Departmental colleagues in the Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Social Services I wanted to acknowledge and thank FRSA members for engaging so proactively with AIFS in the range of survey and advisory groups they […]

Welcome to 2024

Welcome to 2024! As a kid – I always relished in the ‘getting ready for school’ ritual.  The buying of the books and stationery, collecting magazines to cut out the ‘topic relevant’ pictures for the covering and labelling books – […]

2023 comes to a close

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 […]

Call for abstracts for the FRSA Conference 2024 closing soon

It’s that time of year when AGMs and Annual Reports are coming in thick and fast! I am always grateful to be invited to the AGMs of FRSA Members and get to hear firsthand a review of all the fabulous […]

Continuing to support and contribute to Australia’s full reconciliation journey

The recent Referendum has certainly been the topic of conversation in the circles I mix in.  The sentiments of despair, fragility and lost opportunity resound.  I want to acknowledge the sorrow and grief many First Nations people are currently experiencing […]

Call for abstracts for the FRSA National Conference 2024 now open!

This week we opened the call for abstracts for the FRSA National Conference 2024! We welcome abstracts that speak to the Conference theme – Family & Relationship Services – Valued now and into the future. There are six streams to align abstracts to – […]

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, […]