Practitioners Panel EOI

Painting by Lorraine Brown and Narelle Thomas at Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation


Practitioner’s Panel…Mmmm, what is that??

  • Have you faced challenges in your centre’s journey towards reconciliation?
  • Developing your Reconciliation Plan / Implementing your Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
  • Have you increased respect and strengthened relationships with Aboriginal families?
  • Have you overcome the challenges?
  • Have you some key tips or strategies you can share?
  • Are there any definite “learn from our mistake” moments or cautions you would give?
  • Have you made progress in reducing prejudice and fostering pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, culture and contributions?

If you have answered YES to one or more of these questions you should submit an expression of interest? You could be part of a panel who shares the story of their journey so far. The practitioner’s panel will allocate approximately 20 minutes for each presenter.

To express your interest if you could email through a short 2 paragraph outline on what you would be presenting on in relation to any of the above criteria by 4 October 2019.

Tracey Kirk-Downey, Community Development Worker – Children & Family Services

Wollongong City Council on 02 4227 7158 or email

Community Industry Group Training and Events

Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention Toolkit Training

Join us for the Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention Toolkit Training, Thursday 17 October 2019, 8:30am–1:00pm and receive your toolkit to keep! This training is for Managers and HR personnel in the Community Services Industry.

Click here for more information.

Same but Different: How to Diversify your Organisation’s Income Stream

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 1:30pm–4:30pm, Community Industry Group, 106B Industrial Rd, Oak Flats, $50 for members, $125 for non members.

With increasing demand for community service, organisations must rethink funding and financial strategies. This is critical across the community services sector whilst government funding remains relatively static. It is time for us to consider a future where public investment is complemented by a diverse range of income sources. This training is for Not-for-Profit organisations.

Click here for more information.

Hypothetical & Expo Responding To Abuse of Older People for Aged Care Service Providers

Thursday 17 October 2019, 10am-1pm, Shellharbour Civic Centre, 76 Cygnet Ave, Shellharbour City Centre. Free Event.

Click here for more information.

Southern Region Aged Care Forum

29 October 2019, 9.30am-3.30pm, Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay. Free event.

Join us for an inspiring and informative day, including Department of Health updates, Aboriginal employment programs for the aged care sector, LGBTI training and awareness for aged care, end of life planning and workforce development.

Click here to register. For further information, please contact Amadis on

CIG Annual General Meeting

Community Industry Group invites members, supporters and students to our Annual General Meeting. Our special guest speaker is Mark Isaacs, author of The Kabul Peace House, a book about a community of peace activists in Afghanistan.

Thursday 7 November 2019, 9:30am for a 10:00am start, Shellharbour Civic Centre, 76 Cygnet Avenue, Shellharbour City Centre.

To confirm your attendance click here.

Duties of officeholders and board members in relation to child safety

Moores have recently released an interesting article on duties of officeholders and board members in relation to child safety.

This is a timely reminder about the roles and obligations of Board members in the wake of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Read the article here.

Moores also have a range of free resources for not-for-profits around child protection and safety in service delivery. Find out more here.

Food Fairness Illawarra

Invites you to:

To celebrate World Food Day and Climate Change Week, join us and other foodies for an evening of connection, nourishment and inspiration over a feast of local and ethically sourced food.

Our actions are our future!

The evening will feature a number of expo stalls, interactive demonstrations, the screening of the brand new and inspiring film 2040 (Damon Gameau, the director of That Sugar Film), and a panel of local guest speakers.

Places are limited, so bookings essential. 

Get involved involved
If interested in hosting an expo stall / information display at the event regarding any fair food related activities, please get in contact with Berbel Franse ( or 02 4283 8111)

Disability support & more info
The event is accessible for people with a disability and supports will be provided upon request by COB Monday 7th Oct. Contact Berbel Franse ( or 02 4283 8111)

Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger is more than just addressing hunger. And there are many opportunities to get involved in changing the food system together, so we look forward connecting with you!