• NSW Aboriginal Youth Symposium 2021

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    The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) of NSW is extremely proud to launch the 2021 NSW Aboriginal Youth Symposium – an exciting two-day event for young people (aged 18-29) to network, share knowledge and shape their future.

    Set for June 23-24, the 2021 NSW Aboriginal Youth Symposium will see young people from around NSW gather in a culturally safe space at Doltone House, Pyrmont and listen to inspiring keynote speakers, participate in focus groups and yarn about key issues and challenges that they experience. A celebratory dinner will also be held for all attendees with special performances by renowned Aboriginal artists Barkaa, who’s song ‘Our Lives Matter’ has been heralded by GQ as the ‘unofficial soundtrack to Australia’s Black Lives Matter movement, and Gamilaroi artist Kobie Dee.

    Youths attending will also have the opportunity to collaborate on a piece of artwork alongside talented artist Shane Kooka, with the final design used for AH&MRC’s youth initiatives in the future.

    The Youth Symposium has been co-designed in partnership with the Aboriginal Youth Advisory Committee. Community control is key to the event, with AH&MRC aiming to ensure that young people are given the opportunity for their voices to inform future Aboriginal health programs and initiatives.

    “The NSW Aboriginal Youth Symposium has been designed by Aboriginal young people, for Aboriginal young people. AH&MRC’s goal is for Aboriginal young people to achieve self-determination – to be in control of their own health and wellbeing. We need to listen to Aboriginal young people, understand their barriers to accessing healthcare and work out a way forward. We are thrilled to be hosting what we hope, are our future leaders, and give them a platform for their voices to be heard,” stated Shana Quayle, AH&MRC’s Sector Support and Public Health Intelligence Unit Manager.

    The event’s itinerary is jam-packed with activities and focus groups to encourage young people to get involved. This will provide a platform to discuss health topics and issues that are important to Aboriginal youth – with a focus on Closing the Gap initiatives. The 2021 NSW Aboriginal Youth Symposium will be a place of unity, connecting Aboriginal youth from different backgrounds and parts of NSW. Interested in attending the event?

    Interested in attending the event?

    AH&MRC is covering the cost of attending the event, accommodation, travel (if required), as well as the celebratory dinner for attendees. Register now as places are filling up fast.

    Interested in sponsoring the event?

    AH&MRC has a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available. To download the sponsorship prospectus, click here.

    The AH&MRC would like to thank the Mental Health Commission for their contributions to the event, and the Aboriginal Youth Advisory Committee for their consultation and guidance in organising the event.

    For more information about the Aboriginal Youth Symposium contact Kezia Blackledge & Shana Quayle via email at AYS@ahrmc.org.au or phone (02) 9212 4777. For all media enquiries, please contact AH&MRC Communications Team on (02) 9212 4777 or via email at comms@ahmrc.org.au.

    About AH&MRC:

    The AH&MRC is the peak body for Aboriginal health in NSW. Our membership is comprised of 47 Members—Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in NSW. For more information, visit our website.

  • NAIDOC Aboriginal Women's Dinner Newcastle

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    Muloobinba Aboriginal Corporation are proud to present the 2021 NAIDOC Aboriginal Womens Dinner!

    This year’s event will be held at The NEX- 306 King Street NEWCASTLE NSW 2302 on the evening of Friday 9th July 2021 commencing at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

    Ticket Prices are $60 per person or $600 pet table of 10.

    To purchase tickets please contact myself Ashlea Matthews on 4969 5299 or by email at ashlea@muloobinba.org.au

    Please click on this post to see the full flyer for more information.

  • Grant Opportunities

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    Federal Grants

    Australian of the Year Awards

    Closing Date: 31 July 2021
    Purpose: The National Australia Day Council calls on all individuals, groups and organisations to nominate an Australian who makes them proud for the Australian of the Year Award.

    For more information: Click here


    Future of Work Program

    Amount: Will fund the student contribution fee for selected applicants in short courses.
    Closing Date: 25 June 2021
    Purpose: This program is designed to prepare people to become the regional workforce of the future. It will create 1,000 skills development opportunities by funding students undertaking short courses and advanced apprenticeships in key regional areas.

    • Hunter Region, New South Wales
    • Bowen Basin and Mackay, Queensland
    • Roxby Downs, South Australia
    • The Pilbara and Goldfields, Western Australia

    For more information: Click here


    Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund

    Amount: $100,000 - $4 million
    Closing Date: 30 June 2021
    Purpose: To boost innovation, skills and employment in advanced manufacturing.

    The intent of the fund is to support small-scale and pilot research projects in advanced manufacturing, and benefit smaller firms and early stage research.

    For more information: Click here


    Australia Council for the Arts' - Organisations

    Amount: $20,000 - $100,000
    Closing Date: 7 September 2021
    Purpose: To deliver a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

    Organisations that undertake arts programs, projects or that provide services to artists are welcome to apply. These activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

    For more information: Click here


    Australia Council for the Arts' - Individuals & Groups

    Amount: $10,000 - $50,000
    Closing Date: 7 September 2021
    Purpose: Only individuals and groups may apply to this category. You must be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident, and a practising artist or arts professional.

    For more information: Click here


    Anzac Day Schools' Awards

    Amount: $30,000
    Closing Date: 30 June 2021
    Purpose: To recognise the commitment of students, teachers and schools to engage with veterans and honour Australia's wartime history.

    In 2021, the awards theme will be "What does commemoration look like in your community?"

    For more information: Click here


    Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program

    Amount: Undisclosed
    Closing Date: Ongoing
    Purpose: To contribute to the development of a highly skilled and relevant Australian workforce that supports economic sustainability and competitiveness.

    For more information: Click here


    Australia Post Community Grants Program

    Amount: $10,000
    Closing Date: 4 July 2021
    Purpose: To connect individuals and communities to improve mental health and wellbeing.

    Some projects that are unsuccessful for a grant of up to $10,000 may be considered for a smaller grant of $2,000.

    For more information: Click here


    Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants

    Amount: Up to $150,000
    Closing Date: 8 February 2022
    Purpose: To preserve Australia's wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects. The categories include:

    • Community Grants - Up to $10,000 for community-based commemorative projects and activities, including: the building of community memorials and the preservation of wartime memorabilia that is significant locally but is not necessarily nationally significant.
    • Major Grants - Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

    For more information: Click here


    State Grants

    Minimum Viable Product Grants

    Amount: Up to $25,000
    Closing Date: Ongoing
    Purpose: These grants are designed for pre-revenue technology startups to help them engage with a potential business customer, or channel to market, to achieve market validation and first sale.

    For more information: Click here


    Stronger Country Communities Fund

    Amount: $100 million
    Opening Date: 25 June 2021
    Purpose: To deliver and enhance sports-related infrastructure projects. including change rooms.

    Up to $50 million will go towards projects that deliver and enhance women’s sporting facilities, including change rooms. The remaining $50 million will meet the strong demand for other high-quality community and sports-related infrastructure projects.

    For more information: Click here


    Strengthening Rural Communities Program

    Amount: $10,000 through the Small & Vital Stream, and $25,000 through the Bushfire Recovery Stream.
    Closing Date: 24 August 2021
    Purpose: To give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.

    A broad range of charitable projects are considered under this program, including:

    • Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials
    • Community infrastructure projects
    • Organisational capacity building
    • Community resource development
    • Delivering, or providing activities, events, programs and services.

    For more information: Click here


    Regional Events Acceleration Fund

    Amount: Stream 1 $50,000 - $200,000, Stream 2 in excess of $100,000
    Closing Date: 17 December 2021
    Purpose: To support the social and economic recovery of our regions, helping organisations attract new major international and domestic events to regional areas and support existing regional events to grow even bigger and better.

    The types of events eligible for funding include:

    • Major sporting and lifestyle events
    • Major food and beverage events
    • Major music, art and culture festivals.

    For more information: Click here


    Crown Reserve Improvement Fund (CRIF)

    Amount: $17 million
    Closing Date: 25 June 2021
    Purpose: The CRIF supports asset improvements on Crown reserves by providing funding for:

    • Repairs and maintenance projects
    • Pest and weed control
    • New recreational infrastructure

    For more information: Click here


    Dine & Discover

    Amount: $100 per adult
    Closing Date: 30 June 2021
    Purpose: To encourage the community to get out and about and support dining, arts and tourism businesses.

    NSW residents aged 18 and over can apply for 4 x $25 vouchers, worth $100 in total.

    • 2 x $25 Dine NSW Vouchers to be used for dining in at restaurants, cafés, bars, wineries, pubs or clubs.
    • 2 x $25 Discover NSW Vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues.

    For more information: Click here


    Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund

    Amount: $75,000 - $2 million
    Closing Date: 31 December 2021
    Purpose: To support the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate.

    The program is targeting the arts and entertainment sector organisations who are seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new activities. The fund will provide finance to assist with the presentation of new or re-shaped cultural and creative activities and events including festivals, concerts and tours.

    For more information: Click here


    Business Events Boost Program

    Amount: $50,000 - $200,000
    Closing Date: 30 June 2021
    Purpose: To support operators that are buying or selling business events.

    Projects must demonstrate the potential to influence domestic decision makers of existing business events or assist in the conversion of new domestic business events.

    For more information: Click here


    Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate

    Amount: $1,500
    Closing Date: 30 June 2022
    Purpose: To helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business.

    Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges. These include, but are not limited to:

    • Food authority licences
    • Liquor licences
    • Tradesperson licences
    • Event fees
    • Outdoor seating fees
    • Council rates.

    For more information: Click here


    NSW Carers Week Grants 2021

    Amount: $300
    Closing Date: 14 June 2021
    Purpose: To assist in running events or activities, either online or in person to support and celebrate carers across NSW as part of National Carers Week.

    This year, National Carers Week will be held from 10-16 October 2021.

    For more information: Click here


    Destination Australia Program

    Amount: $25.32 million over 4 years. This equates to approximately 380 scholarships
    Closing Date: 15 June 2021
    Purpose: Aims to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia

    For more information: Click here


    Export Assistance Grant

    Amount: $2,000 - $10,000
    Closing Date: Ongoing
    Purpose: To help eligible export businesses in NSW access global markets.

    If you run an exporting business, or if you were exporting goods or services before the impacts of COVID-19, bushfires or drought, you may be eligible for an export assistance grant of up to $10,000.

    For more information: Click here

  • General Practice/Allied Health Wellbeing Grants

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    The last 12 months have been a demanding and stressful time for our primary care sector and the PHN is continuing to support wellbeing activities within the general practices. These small $200 grants are a great way to bring some happiness and fun to your teams.

    The Wellbeing grants have been funding some fantastic events and activities for our hard working primary care workforce across the region. Activities have ranged from morning teas, bowling days, dinners and painting nights. All of these events have promoted general wellbeing and connectedness amongst teams.

    There are still funds available for this initiative and it's not to late to apply for a grant if you haven’t managed to yet.

    Its easy to apply via the simple online form below.

    The closing date is June 14, 2021 and we look forward to hearing about how you and your teams are looking after each other.

    You can apply for the General Practice Wellbeing Grant here.

    The PHN is offering Allied Health providers the opportunity to receive a one-off small grant of $200 to support activities or events that promote wellness, social connectedness and resilience amongst the Allied Health workforce. The funds can be used for a variety of initiatives, including:

    • Morning/afternoon tea to promote social connectedness in recognition of the hard work undertaken over the last 12 months
    • Team activity such as yoga, tai chi, etc
    • A team movie night
    • Contribution to team dinner

    Hire of guest speaker to discuss wellness/resilience.

    You can apply for the Allied Health Wellbeing grant here.

  • Australian Reconciliation Convention 15-16 November 2021

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    Moving from safe to brave:
    2021 Australian Reconciliation Convention

    15 & 16 November 2021

    The 2021 Australian Reconciliation Convention will be a landmark in Australia’s reconciliation journey.

    Held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, the first national reconciliation gathering in more than 20 years will be a hybrid event, catering for both in-person and virtual attendance.

    The presenters and panels will include local, national and international perspectives to reflect on the past and to explore the future of a just, equitable, and reconciled Australia.

    In 2021, reconciliation is more than just raising awareness and knowledge.

    The convention theme, Moving from Safe to Brave urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

    2021 also marks 20 years of Reconciliation Australia. One of our organisational strengths is bringing a range of people together to consider and commit to the ideals of reconciliation.

    The convention will bring this ever-growing community together to discuss, learn and recommit to the next steps in our reconciliation journey.

    Tickets will go on sale in early June 2021 but register your interest now to get ticketing information as soon as it is released.


  • Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Program

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    For the information of managers and user groups of NSW Crown reserves and all showgrounds


    Applications are now open for the 2021-22 Crown Reserve Improvement Fund program.


    Up to $17 million is expected to fund projects across NSW as part of this year's program.


    The Crown Reserve Improvement Fund (CRIF) program supports Crown land managers and users by providing funding for upgrades, repairs and maintenance projects, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure or environmental initiatives.


    The funding aims to benefit the community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of NSW.


    Applications for this year will be considered if they address at least one of the following objectives:


    1. Maintain and develop recreational and tourism facilities on public reserves for community use and enjoyment, and support new tourism opportunities
    2. Facilitate initiatives that enhance the operational sustainability of the Crown Land Manager (via reducing ongoing costs, increasing revenue or improving governance)
    3. Manage and renovate infrastructure and other assets on public reserves to optimise value to the community and comply with regulatory obligations, in particular to ensure public safety and work health and safety is maintained on Crown reserves
    4. Enhance environmental assets by supporting conservation initiatives, bushfire management and invasive species (pest and weed) control on public reserves
    5. Support renewable energy use, energy efficiency, water efficiency and environmentally sustainable practices that work towards net zero emissions (new in 2021-22)
    6. Support the important role that volunteers play in the ongoing management of Crown land
    7. Promote greater inclusion of Aboriginal communities and interests through co-management, cultural heritage recognition and education (new in 2021-22).
    8. Assist in building resilience and restoring community amenity following adverse events (e.g. public health closures, bushfire, floods, drought)
    9. Upgrade and renovate showground infrastructure to support regional communities, groups and associations
    10. Improve walking and cycling access through crown reserves, including providing new connections between reserves (e.g. alignment to NSW Government’s Greener public spaces initiative).

    Applications close: 5pm AEST, Friday 25 June 2021


    Frequently asked questions


    Can I receive an extension after the closing period?

    Unfortunately, no extensions can be given.


    Can user groups apply?

    Yes. User groups and individuals with an interest in Crown reserves, Crown caravan and state parks, and showgrounds (including freehold) can apply. For your application to be eligible, user groups must obtain a signed letter of authority from the official Crown land manager supporting their application. Note that if successful, funding will be paid to the Crown land manager.


    What can we apply for?

    The CRIF funds a diverse range of activities across two categories:

    1. General development, maintenance and protection activities on any eligible reserve
    2. Pest and weed projects on Crown lands.

    How much funding is available?

    Successful applicants of the program in recent years have received funding ranging from $500 to $2 million. Refer to the list of successful projects (PDF 448kb) from last year's CRIF program as a guide.


    Can we get a loan?

    Applications for low interest loans are strongly encouraged for amounts greater than $100,000.


    What are the next steps to apply?

    1. If you are not an appointed Crown land manager, please contact the managing entity to discuss your proposal and obtain authority to apply
    2. Ensure the Crown land manager has submitted a final report for all previous CRIF funded projects
    3. Ensure you have a working application login by visiting the CRIF webpage on the Reserve Manager website, selecting the ‘Apply Now’.
    4. Source quotes or develop detailed cost estimates (as appropriate) as follows:
      • Activity elements (distinct parts of a project) less than or equal to $30,000 require at least one quote
      • Activity elements between $30,001 and $150,000 require at least three quotes
      • Activity elements greater than $150,000 require an acceptable cost estimate and a commitment (i.e. a strategy) to procurement via public tender
      • Local Councils can obtain three quotes for elements between $30,001 and $250,000 consistent with the Local Government Act 1993
      • Local Councils with activity elements greater than $250,000 require an acceptable cost estimate and a commitment (i.e. a strategy) to procurement via public tender.
    5. Submit your application online by 5pm AEST Friday 25 June 2021. No extensions can be given.

    Where do I get more information?

    Detailed guidance documentation can be found on the Reserve Manager website.


    We strongly encourage you to review the documentation closely so that you can make a quality application and avoid the disappointment of being ineligible.


    Our yearly reports, available on the CRIF webpage, give an overview of projects that have been successful in obtaining funding in previous rounds.


    Contact

    Application form technical support

    Phone: 1300 886 235 - option 5

    Email: crrs@crownland.nsw.gov.au


    Funding application enquiries and assistance

    Phone: 1300 886 235 - option 4

    Email: reservefunding@crownland.nsw.gov.au

  • Closing the Gap Indigenous Health and National Indigenous Chronic Diseases Conference 2021

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    Indigenous Conference Services is pleased to announce the high-calibre of our keynote speakers for the upcoming 2021 Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference and 2021 National Indigenous Chronic Diseases Conference at the Seaworld Resort Gold Coast on November 22-24, 2021. We hope that you have your calendars marked, because we’re only six months away so make sure you secure your ticket to our exciting conferences at Seaworld. This conference has been the go-to place to get inspired and learn by the industry’s best and brightest, gain valuable resources to revamp your organisational strategy and—of course—have tons of fun!

    An unrivalled agenda, deadly First Nations’ speakers and networking opportunities galore—Here’s the latest on what you can expect at these ICS conferences:

    Bringing Our Community Closer

    We like to think of the ICS community as a family, and we’ve been working hard to develop new ways to bring our family together. Hence, ICS has a jam-packed agenda with 15 breakout sessions dedicated to community programs. In the afternoon, we’re keeping the momentum going by bringing out the big guns. Dr. Joseph Stone, a member of native American Blackfeet Tribe, OKKAN (Sundance) and Anasaki-pikuni based in New Zealand will be one of the featured guest speakers.

    Top Keynote Sessions

    You’ll also hear from some of the top First Nations guest speakers namely Robert ‘Bob’ Davis CEO Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation, Harry Callaghan, Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer South Western Sydney Local Health District, Cleone Wellington, Cultural Manager and Hayley Longbottom, Program Manager of WAMINDA, South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation amongst others.

    In addition, the following presenters and their respective papers had been accepted for presentation at the 2021 National Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference:

    • Tanya Druce, Manager, Aboriginal Health, Policy & Planning Wilim Berrbang Western Health
    • Shiree Talbot, Program Manager - Beyond Barbed Wire & TEI
    • Deborah Stockton, Director Clinical Service Integration Tresillian
    • Kelli Owen, National Community Engagement Coordinator Central Northern Adelaide Renal & Transplantation Service (CNARTS) University of Adelaide Nursing School, SAHMRI Team
    • Kristin Xenos, Senior Project Officer Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
    • Bronwyn Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Australian Pharmacy Council
    • Associate Professor Faye McMillan, Australia’s First Aboriginal Pharmacist and Wiradjuri yinaa
    • Dr. Jerry Abraham Alex, Service Registrar, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Edward Memorial Hospital
    • Wendy Francis, Director Centre for Human Dignity Australian Christian Lobby
    • Vicki Tillott, Lecturer, Southern Cross University
    • Claire Treadgold, Head of Programs & National Manager, Research & Evaluation Starlight Children's Foundation
    • Christine Fing, Aboriginal Engagement Project Officer BreastScreen NSW; Social Worker
    • Pete Dawson, Clinical Lead
    • Uncle Pat Farrant, Cultural Lead at Bunjilwarra
    • Kevin Heath, Male Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer HARP
    • Natalie Wilcock, Digital Manager of Aboriginal Education & Training TAFE NSW
    • Professor Sarah Blunden, Psychologist & Head of Peadiatric Sleep Research Central Queensland University
    • Toni L. Smith, Principal Female Aboriginal Health Worker
    • Renee Lovell, Manager DV & Women’s Health SLHD Sydney Local Health District
    • Veronica Matthews, CRE Research Fellow Wingara Mura Leadership Program University Centre for Rural Health
    • Gillie Freeman, Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer Western Health
    • Rebecca Wermut, Director, Rhythmosis - Music Therapy Practice Rhythm2Recovery
    • Tim Croft, Manager Aboriginal Health Unit SESLHD South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
    • Emma Chappell, Nutritionist Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation
    • Susan Parker Pavlovic, A/Lecturer Aboriginal Health
    • Emma Walke, Academic lead, Aboriginal health University Centre for Rural Health
    • Dr Mark J Lock, Ngiyampaa Academic
    • Natalie Johnson, Team Leader Aboriginal Portfolio First Nations Research Team Aboriginal Community Matters Advisory Group of NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence
    • Heidi Sturk, Deputy Director Queensland University of Technology
    • David Edwards, Group Facilitator R U Appy Project University Centre for Rural Health
    • Deadly Liver Mob Study Group presenters from the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.

    Save Your Spot

    Attendance is limited, so register now because you won’t want to miss your chance to see these industry-thought leaders. We encourage anyone interested in attending the conference to register early as numbers are filling fast. We’ve structured our registration in such a way that will save organization's money while at the same time providing a great forum for frank and open discussion.

    Running two conferences in one location was only made possible by ICS’ versatility to offer ground-breaking double opportunities for delegates to attend two conferences with one registration. With data-backed science, powerful case studies and a bit of much-needed zen, attendees will take away actionable insights to incorporate into their community programs. To register, please complete the online registration form at this link: https://www.indigenoushealth.net/

    For more details, please visit the conference main website: www.icsconferences.org or email us at adminics@iinet.net.au


  • Port Stephens Homelessness Crisis Workshop Information

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    Homelessness Crisis Workshop Write-Up

    On Friday 21st May 2021 Port Stephens Council hosted a workshop focused on the homelessness crisis impacting Port Stephens.

    This workshop was attended by a number of community organisations including Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services, Newcastle Mental Health Service, The Smith Family, Hume Housing, The Salvation Army and members of Port Stephens Council.The group identified key areas for improvement they would like to see in response to the issue including:

    • Support/training for frontline workers
    • Priority housing for women and families with children impacted by domestic violence
    • Easier access to emergency accommodation
    • Immediate action and solutions to homelessness
    • Outreach service provision including meals, mental health support and drug and alcohol support
    • Increased affordable, stable and appropriate housing supply that meet people’s needs
    • Engagement with stakeholders from real estates, developers and politicians
    • Maintaining rental vacancy databases and/or living documents
    • Increasing bulk billing services in the area through advocacy and incentivising


    You can read a full write up of the workshop in our library available here.

  • Leave Nobody Behind Research Survey

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    Leave Nobody Behind Research Project - Surveys for People with Disabilities and Carers

    Project Overview: Providing the emergency management sector with an operational framework for cross- sector collaborative action on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR).

    The two surveys below are to determine how prepared people are for emergency situations.

    Emergency Preparedness Survey of Carers

    This study is carried out by a research team at the Centre for Disability, Research and Policy, the University of Sydney. It aims to survey how prepared people are for an emergency situation such as pandemic, bushfire, flood etc, and to understand what people can do for themselves and what supports they need in an emergency situation. The information you provide will help to find ways to assist carers to prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency event.

    This survey should take about 30 minutes and is entirely voluntary. No risk or discomfort is anticipated from participation in this survey. All your answers to the survey questions will be kept strictly confidential and no personally identifiable information will be shared publicly. You can skip any questions you don’t want to answer, and you may discontinue participation at any time.

    You can access the survey by clicking here.

    Emergency Preparedness Survey of People with Disability

    This study is carried out by a research team at the Centre for Disability, Research and Policy, the University of Sydney. It aims to survey how prepared people are for an emergency situation such as pandemic, bushfire, flood etc, and to understand what people can do for themselves and what supports they need in an emergency situation. The information you provide will help to find ways to assist people with disability to prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency event.

    This survey should take about 30 minutes and is entirely voluntary. No risk or discomfort is anticipated from participation in this survey. All your answers to the survey questions will be kept strictly confidential and no personally identifiable information will be shared publicly. You can skip any questions you don’t want to answer, and you may discontinue participation at any time.

    You can access the survey by clicking here.

  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Online Forum

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    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is held on 15 June each year to shine a spotlight on this important issue. You can view the latest data from NSW by clicking here.


    The Central Coast and Hunter Collaborative is hosting an Information stall at Charlestown 15th June.


    Come and meet the local Age Crime Prevention Officers (ACPO’s). Janette Robison and Deb Williams will be there. Janette is also available to present at team meetings or client groups to talk about this important topic.


    There will also be an online Forum hosted by SA Seniors Rights Service on the 17th June. You can find out more information about the online forum by clicking here.