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Meet the FRS Sector!

Over the next few months we’ll be highting the amazing work of the Family and Relationship Services (FRS) Sector in our latest video series. We’ve chatted to people working in FRS organisations from around the country to find out what […]

Communities of Practice to continue in 2024-25

FRSA is pleased to announce that we will be continuing to deliver Communities of Practice (CoP) discussions in 2024-25 and are opening up more spaces for participants! We invite program managers and senior practitioners from providers of the five programs […]

Keep the Firing Burning – Blak, Loud and Proud

In this week, NAIDOC week, I wanted to start with FRSA’s acknowledgement of country: I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land – here in Canberra – the lands of the Ngunnawal People. I acknowledge the waterways, the land, the […]

Jackie Brady’s 10 years with FRSA!

Congratulations to FRSA Executive Director Jackie Brady on 10 years with FRSA. Jackie joined the FRSA National Office on 1 July 2014. At the time of her recruitment, then Board Chairperson, Michael Austin described Jackie as, “an outstanding candidate in […]

Looking toward the new financial year

FRSA’s June Board meeting has just concluded and I have to say, we are so fortunate to have such an engaged, active, knowledgeable and energetic Board. To be honest, the strength and calibre of Board Directors at FRSA has always […]

FRSA National Conference 2024 – Family and Relationship Services – Valued now and into the future

FRSA held its annual National Conference at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 13-16 May, on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung peoples. It is always a pleasure to bring the sector together to share research, practice learnings and insights […]

Now More Than Ever

As National Reconciliation Week 2024 draws to a close I am pleased to announce our intention to host a webinar series in the 2nd half of this year to showcase presentations from our recent FRSA National Conference delivered by or in […]

FRSA Preliminary Analysis – Federal Budget 2024-25

Firstly, an apology to our FRSA membership and readers that we did not deliver a Federal Budget Preliminary analysis on the night of the Federal Budget, Tuesday 14 May.  We were in the middle of the FRSA National Conference in […]

Reflecting on the sector’s day-in, day-out work

Last Friday, I attended a National Family Violence Symposium in Melbourne, hosted by the Chief Justice of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA), the Hon. William Alstergren AO. When the Chief Justice spoke at our Conference about […]

Busy time for the FRS

I hope you had a lovely Easter break!  For us in the ACT (traditional lands of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri Peoples) the break was brief but welcomed.  I took the advantage of the extra-long weekend to gather with family and […]