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FAMILY & RELATIONSHIP SERVICES AUSTRALIA (FRSA) IS THE NATIONAL PEAK BODY FOR FAMILY RELATIONSHIP AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

Conference Registration is now open

FRSA are also hosting an exciting range of Pre-Conference Workshops on Monday 3rd November

 

LATEST NEWS:

Monday 29th September

It's Family & Community Day here in the ACT.

The Family and Community public holiday is for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) only. It’s purpose is to provide a holiday for people to spend with their family and friends. It is one of the rarer types of public holidays in that it’s not taken as a memorial or celebration day. 

We are out of the office today but will be back bright and early on Tuesday 30th September. 

FRSA Board election Update

FRSA has issued the official ballot papers for voting for the Board of Directors for 2014-15. Three positions on the FRSA Board of Directors will become vacant at the 2014 Annual General Meeting. Nominations were called on 27 August and closed on 17 September 2014.

The individual nomination statements are now available for download. 

Nominees for the three open positions on the FRSA Board of Directors for 2014-15 are:

  • Michael Austin, Director, Catholiccare Wollongong
  • Grant Boyd, CEO, Bethany Community Support
  • Joe Calleja, CEO, Richmond Fellowship of WA 
  • Sue Christophers, Senior Manager Community Engagement, Anglicare SA
  • Ricki Jeffery, CEO, Centacare Rockhampton Diocese
  • Samantha Klintworth, Director, UnitingCare Community
  • Kim O'Neill, CEO, FMC Mediation and Counselling Victoria

For more information and for details on the upcoming FRSA Annual General Meeting (AGM) see the "Our Board" page.

Parliamentary Inquiry into the Child Support Program

FRSA appeared before the Public Hearing of  the Parliamentary Inquiry into Child Support on Friday 29th August. Appearing on FRSA’s behalf were the ED, Jackie Brady; FRSA’s Policy Officer, Rose Beynon; and Policy Officer with 'drummond street', Reima Pryor.

The Committee has asked FRSA to do some further work on the extent to which child support matters can be included when discussing parenting arrangements through family dispute resolution processes.  The Committee’s final report is expected in early 2015 and FRSA aims to provide further information to the Committee ahead of its reporting deadline at the end of November 2014. In preparing this material, FRSA will be consulting further with member organisations. 

Full details of the Inquiry, including hearings, are available online, at: www.aph.gov.au/childsupport.