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 partnership with First Nations peoples. We certainly had a strong line up of presentations with a First Nations focus at Conference and we look forward to bringing these insights and learnings to a broader audience.

The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder that the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will continue. I take this opportunity to reiterate FRSA’s commitment to reconciliation. Our vision for reconciliation is an Australia in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities are safe, recognised, respected and valued.

It is now 2 weeks since we held our FRSA National Conference 2024 at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung peoples. It is always exciting to see months of planning and preparation come to fruition and to witness the sharing of ideas, practices and experiences. With over 600 delegates attending across the course of the conference the buzz in the air has stayed with me as we commence planning for 2025! There will be news on that in the coming weeks.

I hope you enjoy reading the Conference 2024 highlights below. Keep an eye on the Conference webpage –  in the next few weeks we’ll be uploading presentation slides where we have permission to do so and the photo gallery is already uploaded and ready for viewing. I also remind readers that the Conference e-Journal is published on our website. I encourage you to read this exciting collection of papers.

Bringing this huge event to the membership did mean it was all hands on deck and we did not deliver our usual ‘Federal Budget Membership Preliminary Analysis’ on Budget night itself but have issued a post Budget summary through the ‘FRSA lens’ for the benefit of our members.

Read the full eBulletin