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- Wednesday, 28th August 2019 -

In this week’s edition of eNews, key themes emerge concerning Truth, Healing and Reconciliation with a big dollop of Justice added to the recipe. Read more to find out about the free forum on Wednesday, 4th September being hosted by the Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce established by the Queensland Government in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Attend this forum to discover more about learnings from Canada and Australia on institutional child abuse.

Look further down and you find an article about consultation being entered into by the Queensland Government about proposed new legislation aimed at strengthening the State’s child sexual offence laws, also initiated in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission – the big dollop of justice.

It’s ironic that these announcements have been made in close proximity to the Court of Appeal dismissal of George Pell’s appeal against his convictions for sexual offences and, while the wheels of justice continue to turn with Pell’s case yet to be taken to the High Court, the big dollop of justice again emerges as a theme.

You decide if the recipe is right and the ingredients are being added in the right proportions.

Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Forum 

The Queensland Government's new Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce, established in 2018 in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, will be hosting a free forum to discuss learnings from Canada and Australia on institutional child abuse. The forum will feature Dr Marie Wilson, former Commissioner Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and Mr Bob Atkinson, former Commissioner Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse and Chair, Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce. The Forum will be held Wednesday, 4th September at Room Three Sixty, Brisbane City. RSVP online by Wednesday 28th August.


New legislation to strengthen Queensland’s child sexual offence laws

On Friday, 26th July 2019, Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath announced her intention to introduce a Bill to Parliament that implements a significant proportion of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s Criminal Justice Report recommendations, including creating new failure to report and failure to protect offences regarding child sexual abuse in an institutional context.

On Thursday, 22nd August 2019, the Consultation Draft Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill was released. As stated within the Bill, the proposed new failure to report offence will carry a maximum penalty of three years’ imprisonment, and the new offence of failing to protect against institutional child sexual abuse will carry a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment. Other reforms for consideration that are featured within the Bill include making it illegal to own or be in possession of child-like dolls designed for sexual gratification.

A copy of the Bill and the accompanying explanatory fact sheets can be accessed here along with advice about how you can provide feedback about the Bill.

 

George Pell's convictions stand

On 21st August, the Court of Appeal dismissed George Pell's appeal against his convictions for the oral rape of a choirboy and the sexual assault of another at St Patrick's Cathedral when he was Archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s. A majority decision handed down by Chief Justice Anne Ferguson and Court of Appeal President Chris Maxwell upheld the jury decision reached in December last year in the County Court, when Pell was found guilty of five child sex offences. George Pell now has one avenue left to have his convictions overturned, by taking his case to the High Court. 

The close proximity of the Government’s release of proposed new legislation aimed at strengthening the State’s child sexual offence laws with the decision made by the Court of Appeal in relation to Pell’s appeal again highlights emerging issues concerning the relationship between the Church and State. In particular, the tension in this relationship is brought to the fore in the Queensland Government’s proposal that the new failure to report offence will not exclude the reporting of abuse disclosed in the confessional. The testing of the relationship between Church and State was commented upon in this blog – The conviction of George Pell: the repercussions yet to be realised – produced by PeakCare soon after Pell was found guilty of his offences and has since then been further reported on within mainstream media, such as this article recently published by the Canberra Times.


Calling all residential care providers…

…who want to reduce the criminalisation of young people living in your residential care houses. We advised you last week that the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has funded a short term project position to bring the Joint Agency Protocol for Reducing Preventable Police Callouts to life in a way that improves outcomes for young people. Will Kerkhof is currently engaged in consultations with individuals and in group forums with dates set for Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Cairns and Rockhampton. If you would like to be part of this exciting work please contact Will on wkerkhof@peakcare.org.au or 0404 863 075.


Youth Justice Bill passed by Queensland parliament

The Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill) was passed by Queensland parliament. The Bill works toward removing legislative barriers contributing to young people unnecessarily remanded in custody, beyond normal processing. Previously in eNews we have noted the statistics showing that during 2017-18, 87% of Queensland children in detention were on remand, far above the national percentage of 60%. The length of remand periods was also at a national high of 63 days in Queensland. View the Bill or the Hansard for 22nd August for more on the parliamentary discussion on the Bill. 
 

Reminder - Next stage of reforms to the Child Protection Act - have you considered the options and had your say?

PeakCare encourages all eNews readers to read and consider the consultation paper released by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (the Department), concerning the next stage of reforms to the Child Protection Act 1999. Proposed options for legislative change are detailed over three focus areas: reinforcing children’s rights in the legislation; strengthening children’s voices in decisions that affect them; and reshaping the regulation of care – the system for approving foster and kinship carers and licensing care service providers. The review is part of the decade-long reform agenda arising from the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry, as well as the recommendations of the Queensland Family and Child Commission’s Foster Care Review report, and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Comment is welcomed via written submissions or in response to the online survey, especially from children and young people with care experience, as well as their families, carers, service providers and staff. Public submissions close Friday, 6th September.

The Department will be running a consultation session about the discussion paper specifically for parents with a child protection experience on Tuesday, 3rd September from 9.30am to 2.30pm at 170 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane. Family Inclusion Network South East Queensland will be hosting the event. Parents interested in attending can RSVP on (07) 3013 6030 or to info@finseq.org.au.


Women and change grant opportunity closing this week

The Queensland Women's Giving Circle, Women & Change, is currently accepting grant applications for up to $50,000 for a registered Australian charity that works to provide support to those in Queensland who are most disadvantaged. The grant is particularly focussed on projects delivering sustainable change and new initiatives. Preference will be given to applicants whose projects will produce positive social outcomes for Queenslanders living in disadvantage; projects that are well defined, and those that identify a specific community need. Expressions of interest close Friday, 30th August. Find out more and apply.
 

New online youth sector policy development trial accepting expressions of interest

Youth Affairs Network Queensland (YANQ) is currently accepting expressions of interest from youth sector members to participate in an online youth policy development trial, based on findings from the 2019 report Youth Sector Policy Development - Enabling Youth Workers and Service Providers to Influence Policy. The findings indicated that over half of respondents had never been involved in any policy development process and broached the important question of how to involve youth workers in collective actions to ensure that learnings from hands-on youth work informs policy and program development. The trial will include a participatory process to prioritise the YANQ policy agenda before collaborative development on the final policy position commences. To participate in the trial, register interest on the online portal, or contact YANQ for more information at admin@yanq.org.au.


ANROWS intimate partner violence and the law podcast now available

A new podcast is now available exploring research in the complex situation of self-defence as a legal protection for women who have experienced domestic violence and killed their abusive partner. Michele Robinson, ANROWS Director, Evidence to Action, talks with researchers Professor Julia Tolmie, University of Auckland and Associate Professor Stella Tarrant, University of Western Australia, on findings from their ANROWS research project, Transforming legal understandings of intimate partner violence. The research discusses how an analysis based on a social entrapment framework can allow for a fairer assessment of the facts in cases involving intimate partner violence. The episode is the pilot of a new ANROWS podcast series, Insights, focussed on applying the evidence base to reduce violence against women and their children in Australia. Find out more and access the podcast.
 

QShelter launches online homelessness sector hub

QShelter has launched a new online resource hub, The Deck, for the housing and homelessness sector in Queensland, featuring the latest sector news, resources, research, jobs and events. 
 

Updated family and domestic violence Bench Book now available

The National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book provides a central resource for judicial officers to consult when dealing with legal issues relevant to domestic and family violence related cases, with the aim of harmonising treatment of similar cases along broad principles. It provides background information, research, links to resources and practical guidelines for courtroom management. It is also a publicly available resource intended to benefit other legal professionals and service providers who are working with those who have experienced or perpetrated domestic or family violence. Access the updated version.


Reflections from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - CPPAQ 2019 Leneen Forde Address

The 2019 Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) Leneen Forde Address will be delivered by Professor Helen Milroy, University of Western Australia, Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission, Honorary Research Fellow with Telethon Kids Institute, former Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and proud descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region. Her address will reflect the many learnings from the Royal Commission including the importance of bearing witness, keeping children safe, trauma informed approaches, and competency in mental health systems of care. Find out more and register.


National social role and social justice conference to be held in 2020

The first ever Australian Social Role Valorisation Association (ASRVA) national conference will be held in Brisbane on Friday, 27th to Saturday, 28th March 2020. The vision of ASRVA is that all people, including those that are marginalised and disenfranchised, are enabled to be perceived positively and have good lives. The foundation of social role valorisation (SRV) is a sense of social justice, leadership development, and working for change with individuals, services, systems and citizens. SRV is therefore strategically significant in a range of contexts. The community of those who see value in SRV also benefit from being part of a collective with shared values and ideas, where there are mentors and supporters of SRV, opportunities for individuals to develop, leadership in a range of roles, lots of SRV conversations, local action, and connections between and among local efforts. The ASRVA Conference will be reinforcing the spirit of a community of practice through a mixture of speakers, discussion and activities, and will be grounded, focussing on application, and using a range of activities and styles to better match varied learning preferences. View the date claimer, follow ASRVA on Facebook or contact viaainc@gmail.com to be kept updated on Conference news and be notified when registrations are open.

Each week, PeakCare publishes a ‘Thumbs Up’ and/or a ‘Thumbs Down’ about matters that have come to our attention and draw either our commendation or condemnation. If there are matters that you think are worthy of one or other of these acknowledgements, email lwegener@peakcare.org.au and we will consider publishing them.

Thumbs Up to all involved in the national launch of the Every Child Campaign held in Brisbane on 27th August 2019. Click here to view the new Every Child website and find out how you can join the growing number of organisations pledging their support.

Child Safe Organisations
Rockhampton - Friday, 30th August
Presented by NAPCAN

The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is again delivering two free child protection workshops around Queensland. The first of these workshops is Child Safe Organisations, a workshop that is critical to assist organisations to develop child friendly and safe practice embedded within organisational culture, moving beyond safety to demonstrate a commitment to children and young people's wellbeing. 
The second workshop, Mandatory Reporting & Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, is for everyone who works or volunteers with children and young people and their families and is subject to mandatory reporting requirements. Upcoming sessions will be held in Rockhampton on Friday, 30th and Saturday, 31st August. Find out more and register for either workshop throughout Queensland.

 

Queensland Kinship Care Forum
Brisbane - Monday, 2nd September
Presented by PeakCareQueensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP), CREATE Foundation and Queensland Foster and Kinship Care (QFKC)

You are invited to the Queensland Kinship Care Forum. Keynote speakers at the Forum include Dr Lucy Peak, Chief Executive of Grandparents Plus, a national charity in England and Wales supporting both formal and informal kinship carers; and Meredith Kiraly, psychologist and Research Fellow in the Social Work Department at the University of Melbourne, whose specialty research area is kinship care. This forum is for kinship (relatives or extended family) carers, both where legal orders providing authority to care for a child exist or other informal family arrangements are in place, and government and non-government practitioners, policy makers and academics. Kinship carers attend free of charge. Find out more and register.

 

Queensland Child Protection Week Dinner
 Brisbane - Friday, 6th September
Presented by Queensland Child Protection Week Committee

The annual Queensland Child Protection Week Dinner will be held at the Grand Ballroom of The Greek Club, 29 Edmonstone St, South Brisbane. The Annual Child Protection Week Dinner celebrates the dedication and commitment of those working within the child protection industry. The Hon. Dianne Farmer, Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence will feature as a guest speaker, as well as a CREATE Young Consultant. Kay McGrath will MC, with live entertainment from sisterMISTER. Purchase your ticket now.

 

For the Record: effective case notes for child and youth work
Brisbane - Thursday, 19th September
Presented by Encompass Family and Community

Recording – particularly making case notes – is essential to effective child and youth work but can be difficult to do well. This highly interactive workshop examines the science and the art of recording in various contexts, with a focus on case notes. Learn how to write well-structured documents which achieve their purpose as tools to help protect and support children and young people. Participants will learn to apply the ‘rules’ for succinct but effective recording, including efficient and useful case notes, assessment notes and action plans, and well-supported practice decisions. Find out more and register.

 

Focused Psychological Strategies for Social Workers
Brisbane - Monday, 23rd to Tuesday, 24th September

Presented by Australian Association of Social Workers

This two-day workshop on mental health interventions specifically for social workers will provide context and overview of mental health interventions and therapeutic techniques, including how the mind-brain interaction works, emotional regulation, interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, CBT, mindfulness, communication skills, mind/body relaxation, conflict resolution, narrative therapy, and more. All sections will be framed by appropriate discussions and exercises. Find out more and register.

 

GO DEEP without DROWNING
Kingscliff - Thursday, 10th to Friday, 11th October

Presented by Compass Seminars

Relational trauma requires relational repair. Working with clients with relational trauma can impact on practitioners in many ways. Whilst stories of survival and resilience can inspire us, it is the daily (often unrecognised) exposure to traumatic material and clients coping behaviours which results in gradual and insidious changes in the internal states and world views of practitioners. Through reflective and experiential learning, this workshop aims to provide new knowledge and tools to help sustain and grow practice with our most vulnerable clients, and in a way that integrates individual, team and organisational levels of practice. Find out more and register.


1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching
Brisbane - Tuesday, 15th October
Presented by Parentshop

This one-day training is based on two underlying perspectives on parenting: first, that children can be taught to respond more flexibly when they are frustrated or upset and second, that parents and carers can be taught easy-to-use skills they can use at particular parenting moments. This course equips professionals with the knowledge to teach parents the program over three sessions and/or how to teach the tenets of the program in a few one-to-one clinical sessions. Three recent research studies demonstrate the efficacy of the 123 Magic & Emotion Coaching program in significantly decreasing children’s behaviour problems. Find out more and register.

 

Voices in Action Conference 2019
Melbourne - Thursday, 14th to Saturday, 16th November
Presented by CREATE Foundation

95% of previous attendees either agreed or strongly agreed that the ideas shared at the event would help improve the out-of-home care system. The 2019 Voices in Action Conference will provide an in-depth exploration of three key issues identified by children and young people with a care experience as fundamental to improving the out-of-home care system, with the wisdom of lived experience. The discussion will focus on: how to include young voices in decision making processes; how to support and improve outcomes for young people transitioning from care; and the need to improve complaints processes for children and young people. The conference format will feature a daily keynote address from inspirational thought leaders in the care system, followed by a series of interactive, workshop style sessions focused on applying the insights of young people, carers and professionals to some of the key issues facing our sector. Carers, professionals and sector leaders must attend for a fresh grassroots approach to garnering insight into what works in out-of-home care. The full program is now live, so be quick to secure your place at this game-changing conference and elevate the voices of children and young people in care. Find out more and register.

NDIS Workforce Research Forum
Mackay - Wednesday, 28th August

Hear the latest research on the NDIS in the Townsville region at this free event and learn strategies to solve your workforce problems. This session explores the WorkAbility Queensland research project, a partnership with CQUniversity, CSIRO’s Data 61 and Global Community Resourcing, investigating the workforce demands, and skills and training needs arising from the implementation of the NDIS across the state. The research project takes a deep dive into six NDIS regions, and this forum will present findings from the Townsville research report and explore practical solutions to local workforce needs. Find out more and register.

 

Gender identity protections seminar
Brisbane - Wednesday, 28th August 

Better understand how the Anti-Discrimination Act (1994) and the new Queensland Human Rights Act (2019) offer protection for those with diverse gender identity. Everyone is welcome to this free seminar, from 6pm to 7.30pm at Level 7 of the Queensland Children's Hospital. The event will feature Amy Webster, the lead trainer for gender diversity and gender identity at the Human Rights Commission of Queensland. Find out more.
 

Legal and Practical Response to Child Abuse QLD-specific
Brisbane - Wednesday, 28th August

This course by In Safe Hands - Educators in Safety assists educators, organisations and individuals in Queensland to comply with their National Quality Framework and other legislative requirements and meet duty of care obligations regarding child protection. It is designed to be used for induction of new staff, and as a foundation or refresher course for those who have not completed recent child protection training. Find out more and register.


North Queensland Child Protection Symposium
Townsville - Friday, 30th August

NAPCAN and the Queensland government present this free one-day symposium aimed at changing the conversation around child protection in North Queensland. This symposium is for all government and non-government agencies and workers who have an interest in child protection in the community. Guest speakers: Dr Suzanne Packer AM, pediatrician and children’s rights advocate, and Professor Ben Mathews, Principal Research Fellow at QUT School of Law. Find out more and register.


Parenting in Australia for multicultural families
Logan - Friday, 30th Brisbane

This is a free workshop by Relationships Australia QLD for parents of multicultural backgrounds to support raising healthy children. This workshop is intended for parents from multicultural backgrounds to: provide support and increase confidence of parents to raise competent children; and connect with other parents in a safe and supportive learning environment. The course will examine: why cultural practices and beliefs are important and how parents and carers can pass them on to their children; reducing conflict in the family by promoting harmony; Australian laws on domestic and family violence and ensuring safe child rearing methods, and more. Find out more and register.
 

Exploring interparental hatred: intervening in entrenched parenting disputes
Brisbane - Tuesday, 3rd September

Intervening in entrenched parenting disputes: when, who, how and for what purpose? This workshop by Family Laws Pathways Network will be delivered by Professors Lawrie Moloney and Bruce Smyth. Bruce Smyth will discuss high-conflict cases with a particular focus on new sub-types of high conflict, including interparental hatred. Lawrie Moloney will: propose a more efficient, more effective and more responsible way of working with  “ordinarily complex” parenting disputes, and with cases in which safety is an issue; provide an overview of parents' reports of their post separation relationships and who they rely on to sort out care arrangements for their children; and consider professional responses to the more extreme examples of complex disputes, such as interparental hatred. Find out more and register
 

QCOSS Skilling Queenslanders for Work tips and tricks
Webinar - Wednesday, 4th September

Need help writing successful grant or funding applications? Looking for tips to make your funding applications stand out? Want to know more about Skilling Queenslanders for Work and how to apply for funding? Attend this free QCOSS tender writing webinar to find out about: how to best answer the assessment criteria, key pitfalls and common mistakes to look out for, and much more. Find out more and register.
 

Blue Card Services information session
Brisbane - Wednesday, 4th September

This is a general information session which provides an overview of an employer/business operator’s obligations under the blue card system and an opportunity to clarify any issues regarding the blue card application or assessment process. Find out more and register.
 

Talking about parenting: Launch of a new resources to support support practitioners
Melbourne - Wednesday, 4th September

This free event is underpinned by recent research from the FrameWorks Institute highlighting the importance of the way we talk about parenting. Starting conversations with a focus on child development and what children need can set us on the right track when talking with parents. The event will launch a new resource to support practitioners in adopting the recent research and will be of interest to organisations working with children and families, including management, practitioners and communications staff. Find out more and register.
 

2019 Foster and Kinship Care Conference
Perth - Thursday, 5th to Saturday, 7th September

The 2019 National Foster and Kinship Care Conference is open to all foster and kinship carers nationally and is being held at the Rendezvous Hotel, Perth. The conference aims to provide an exciting and nurturing learning environment, acknowledging, inspiring and promoting personal and professional connections in the fostering sector and will present a unique opportunity to learn from, and alongside, family and general foster carers. The conference will have a strong focus on elevating the voice of the carer, both as an individual and a collective group. Find out more and register.

Working with refugees
Brisbane - Wednesday, 11th September

Multicultural Development Australia will deliver this one-day workshop full of practical skills to enhance the services you provide to people from refugee backgrounds within the welfare and services sector. This program addresses service delivery challenges including: understanding and communicating with clients from diverse refugee backgrounds; responding appropriately to needs specific to people from refugee backgrounds; helping people from refugee backgrounds regain their independence, and more. Find out more and register.
 

Putting children first: Changing how we communicate with parents to improve children’s outcomes
Webinar - Wednesday, 11th September

It can be challenging for practitioners to know how to best communicate with parents in ways that resonate with their experiences and support them in their parenting role. This free webinar by Child Family Community Australia will discuss new research on effective ways to talk about parenting. It will introduce new tools to help put children first in our conversations about parenting, and outline practical steps to help apply this child-centred approach in practice. The webinar will also feature case examples to illustrate how this approach has been applied in various ways, including in early childhood settings, youth-serving organisations, out-of-home care services, and rural and remote communities. This webinar will interest practitioners, service/program managers and policy makers who work with parents and children. Find out more and register.
 

QCOSS State Conference 2019
Caloundra - Thursday, 12th to Friday, 13th September 

The QCOSS State Conference 2019 will have the theme Leading change together, building on conversations had in the time since the Movement for change conference last year. Register to ensure you are part of the conversation about: rebooting the system (structural change); being in service (sector change), and starting a revolution (community change). An exciting list of speakers has already been announced, including keynote speaker Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor for the ABC and multi-award winning journalist; Caterina Giorgi, Founder and Managing Director of For Purpose; David Moody, Acting Chief Executive Officer of National Disability Services; Scott McDougall, Commissioner of the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland; David Ritter, Chief Executive Officer of Greenpeace Australia, and many more. Find out more details about the program or secure your ticket now to avoid missing out.


Parent Morning Tea
Brisbane - Monday, 16th September

Parents who have child protection experience are welcome to this free monthly morning tea hosted by Family Inclusion Network South East Queensland to chat with other parents about how they navigated the child protection, legal and out-of-home care systems and hear how they gained support, addressed their child protection concerns, and became more included in the lives of their children. The Morning Tea is for parents who: have / had children in care, or have / had an intervention with parental agreement, or been reunified with their children. For more details, contact Becky on 3013 6030 or rebecca.mann@micahprojects.org.au. Find out more and RSVP.


Policy and Advocacy 2-Day Intensive
Townsville - Wednesday, 16th to Thursday, 17th October

This 2-Day Intensive workshop by For Purpose will provide for purpose professionals with the opportunity to work alongside like-minded individuals to develop the critical skills required to navigate the policy development process and make change happen. Participants will learn how to to develop tailored advocacy strategies for their organisations with innovative tactics to achieve your desired policy outcomes. The workshop has been developed for people working in the not-for-profit of for purpose sector. It is for anyone seeking to influence government, particularly people working in policy, advocacy, government relations and communication roles. Find out more and register.


Introduction to the Anti-Discrimination Act
Brisbane - Wednesday, 23rd October

The Anti Discrimination Commission is now known as the Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC). The QHRC will be offering training sessions around Queensland's new Human Rights Act, including in Brisbane. The Introduction to Anti-Discrimination Act training course provides a basic introduction to the key elements of anti-discrimination law in Queensland. No previous knowledge is needed. Find out more about the training. Sessions are available in other cities throughout the state.


Transition to Adulthood Month Launch
Brisbane - Tuesday, 7th November

November is Transition to Adulthood (T2A) month. It is a month to highlight the needs of young people as they make the journey from the care system to adulthood, experiencing positive outcomes along the way. CREATE will be hosting the free Transition to Adulthood Month Launch at The Old Museum in Bowen Hills, Brisbane. The event will feature a presentation, speeches, performances, virtual reality tent, resource stalls, inflatables and much more. RSVP to the event and visit the CREATE website for more information on T2A and how you can get involved in supporting young people transitioning to success.
 

ACOSS National Conference 2019
Canberra - Tuesday, 26th to Wednesday, 27th November

Early bird tickets are now available for the ACOSS National Conference 2019: Harnessing Community through Effective Action. The Conference will focus on a number of cross-cutting themes, including: how can we harness the power of local community action to influence national policy debates? How should we speak about poverty and inequality to galvanise action, while empowering those who are excluded? How do we bridge the divide between urban and rural communities to deliver better policy outcomes for all? Register before Wednesday, 31st July to secure your place at a discounted rate! Find out more and register.


In conversation with Prof Leigh Goodmark
Brisbane - Wednesday, 4th December

Join ANROWS at the Banco Court for an evening with international domestic and family violence law expert Leigh Goodmark, interviewed by the ABC’s Paul Barclay. Professor Goodmark is Director of the Gender Violence Clinic at the University of Maryland’s Carey School of Law. She will be discussing her new book, Decriminalizing domestic violence: A balanced policy approach to intimate partner violence. Save the date and keep an eye on future issues of ANROWS Notepad for registration and more details.


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