Statutory Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010: Discussion Paper

HousesFair Trading NSW is seeking submissions on the Statutory Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010: Discussion Paper – October 2015.  

The Illawarra Forum will be making a submission and is seeking your input.

Please put Monday, 11th of January 2016 from 10am to 12pm  in your diaries, if you are interested in attending the consultation.

To ensure optimum participation, please ensure that you read the Discussion Paper before attending.  Click here for the paper.

RSVP to if you are planning to attend.Illawarra Forum

S&A Interagency Alert – 27 Nov 2012

Girls Footy Flyer

Girls Footy Festival flyer Jan 2013

Working with Children Legislation Information Session

As you have probably heard, there are some major changes to the Working with Children legislation which will come into affect on 1 February 2013.

The NSW Commission for Children and Young People will be holding an information session at Shellharbour City Council on Thursday 24 January from 12noon. This information session will help you to understand the changes and prepare for the new check.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit

Racism. It Stops With Me

During the National Anti-Racism Consultations I heard many stories of racism.  I would like to share just one with you that has touched me:

“I have a Cambodian daughter-in-law and mixed-race grandchildren. I accompanied them to a mothers group at the library. Nobody talked to my daughter-in-law or the children until people realised I was with them. This makes me feel very sad and concerned for the potential difficulties in the future for my grandchildren”.

Did you know that more than 1 in 10 Australians experienced discrimination on the basis of the colour of their skin, ethnic origin or their religion in the last 12 months?

So what can we do about this? We can all agree – Racism. It Stops With Me

One way you can drive this Campaign is by signing up your employer, school, sporting or community organisation. Check out our business and community prospectus for more info. Let’s rally together- speak out and send out a message that cannot be ignored- RACISM. IT STOPS WITH ME.

You can spread the word by following us on twitter re-tweeting and using the hash-tag #RacismStopsWithMe to promote the campaign.

Dr Helen Szoke, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Practical Organic Gardening

Great News December garden class

Grow Food! Introduction to Horticulture at Dapto TAFE

Dapto 9070 intor to hort flyer

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s Health Care Services Plan

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s Health Care Services Plan was endorsed by the Board early in November. If you would like  a copy for your team please  let me know. The full plan is available on