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How can Australian children get a fair go?

Last week was National Child Protection Week (4-10 September), carrying the overarching message that ‘Every Child, in every community, needs a fair go’. In the same week, the Senate announced an inquiry into the extent and nature of poverty in […]

It’s Equal Pay Day! 

Today is Equal Pay Day!  It’s a day that reminds me of the significance of the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) for social and community services sector equal pay case back in 2012.  It was seen as a significant advance for equal […]

New Parliament’s set priorities and agendas

Last week marked the formal opening and first sitting week of the 47th Parliament following the May 2022 General Election.  There are many new faces that makeup this new Parliament with 35 newly elected Members of Parliament (out of a total […]

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! 

My thoughts are with all those impacted by devastating floods that once again hit parts of NSW displacing many – not for the first time – from their homes. As outlined in our eBulletin, the ACNC is providing automatic AIS reporting […]

New initiatives on the horizon

The new Federal Government has certainly hit the ground running and is wasting no time to deliver on Labor’s election commitments. Moves to abolish the cashless debit card are well underway, and the increase to the minimum and award wages […]

The promise of a new business year

The end of financial year is always a busy time for organisations, and FRSA is no exception. But it also brings the promise of a new business year – a fresh start. I can’t help but feel excited as I […]

Bringing the sector back together at the FRSA Conference

I wish I could have bottled up all the positive energy and network connectedness that was experienced at the FRSA National Conference held in Adelaide last week. After so many years of being unable to meet together, it was wonderful […]

Together we can at the FRSA National Conference 2022

After two years, FRSA was thrilled to finally bring the sector together for our National Conference. More than 500 delegates gathered face-to-face in Adelaide from 16-19 May, to share research, practice learnings and insights. The FRSA National Conference is heralded […]

FRSA 2022 Conference e-Journal, Edition 5 released!

FRSA is proud to launch the fifth e-Journal of peer-reviewed papers from the annual FRSA National Conference. This e-Journal expands on the FRSA National Conference 2022 theme: Together we can: Connect, Innovate, Transform. This year’s e-Journal features eight papers showcasing […]

FRSA Telepractice Report released

FRSA released its report, The use of Telepractice in Family and Relationship Services: A Focus Group Exploration, at the FRSA National Conference 2022. The report builds on earlier work conceptualised by FRSA and the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) […]