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Fortnight round up

It was great to be able to welcome over 45 CEOs and Senior Management staff from our members to Canberra last week. We have not held a Strategic Leadership Forum since 2019 and the event was a great opportunity to […]

FRSA Annual Report 2021-22 launched

FRSA’s Annual Report for 2021-22 was launched at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 23 November 2022 at the Strategic Leadership Forum 2022 in Canberra by FRSA Board Chair, Glenda Devlin. FRSA’s annual reports provide an overview of FRSA’s activities during each […]

Strategic Plan 2023-2027 launched

The past few years have been tumultuous for everyone. In the wake of the 2019-20 bushfires and floods and as the states and territories began moving in and out of COVID lockdowns, the FRSA Board recognised that Australian children, adults […]

Hive of activity at FRSA

As I noted in the FRSA Preliminary Budget Analysis on Budget night – on 25 October – the Federal Budget focused on delivering on the Government’s Election Commitments.  The Albanese Government had certainly been very clear in the lead up that was […]

FRSA Preliminary Analysis – October Federal Budget 2022-23

Since the Albanese Government come into power it has consistently stated that this October Budget would be about fulfilling election commitments, and with the exception of a few measures, this has been delivered tonight. We also get a flavour of […]

Anti-Poverty Week – do we have the will to achieve this?

There is so much happening this week but at the forefront of my mind is the very difficult and frightening time experienced by those in flood-affected areas in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. My thoughts are with all those impacted, including […]

Look after your mental health

With school holidays underway or soon to start around the Country, our Executive Director, Jackie Brady, is enjoying a well-deserved (and long overdue!) break away with her family in Queensland. Ensuring our workdays are peppered with times of respite and […]

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 […]