Aspect January 2016

Aspect Newsletter

From the Deputy Director

Our essence, our purpose

Roland MandersonAs I write this editorial, I'm on the train to Parramatta from Warabrook, near Newcastle. Anglicare Sydney is hosting a meeting of our new Clinical and Care Governance group tomorrow. We will spend the day looking at how we are all, in our different ways, embedding a culture and practice that delivers high quality care and services. It's both a part of our essence, our purpose perhaps, and it's a part of the transparent, competitive, customer-focus world of social service delivery.

This morning I was privileged to be a part of two farewells for Samaritans Foundation CEO, Cec Shevels. And be a part of two standing ovations. The first event included many of the bishops and other clergy who have been part of the Samaritans’ development over many years; community partners who have worked with Samaritans teams in developing and delivering a whole range of programs, and funding partners and other local state government staff who know the work Cec has been doing for 25 years.

People spoke of Cec for his thoughtfulness, compassion, and fundamental commitment to working respectfully with people. He was not, to paraphrase Lynne Graham (among others), an inaccessible high flying CEO - he was always available and supportive. Cec was, and is, the epitome of the world he and his wife Val have been working for. In one of his speeches in reply Cec talked a lot about the many people in communities, staff and volunteers, who make that work possible. It was not about him.

In his other reply Cec reminded us of the journey that Samaritans has been on: from a vision of parish volunteers to a grants-based community collaboration, to a professional service able to harness that volunteer strength and the passion of its staff in developing a meaningful, sustainable focus on delivering a real quality of care and support to the people Samaritans’ works with. He talked about the toddler program - now an early learning centre - and how that is really about early intervention and prevention. His message was that we need to know where we've come from and to keep evolving.

There was lots of lovely food, two standing ovations - as I said - and lots of tears too.

Some of that development and collaboration and paying attention to what we are doing is the point of our network meeting at Parramatta in Sydney. Learning from each other about what kind of systems, approaches and thinking we variously use across the network, to know that the care and the quality is continually improving.

It's not a bad way to start a year. And it connects to the story Cec told about the journey the Samaritans Foundation has been on.

Speaking of journeys, this year – an election year – we certainly have some challenges ahead of us. There is a growing public discussion about the shape of our tax system and how that links to the kind of government and economy we want. I wish that discussion was as focused on quality and learning from each other. About how we make sure we raise enough revenue from those businesses and people who are doing very well, to ensure the health and wellbeing of those who are not.

But I'm inclined to believe the new vision for our tax system will be just more of the same, or indeed, slightly less of the same instead. A little cut in income tax and company tax to minimise the impact of bracket creep and (judging by media commentary) an increase in the GST to cover those cuts. Maybe something more sensible on superannuation tax concessions if we are lucky. But not the comprehensive approach to tax and federation reform that was promised. Everything's on the table but nothing much might change.

On a more positive note, there's been quite bit of talk about growing the supply of affordable and social housing. These days Ministers recognise the social and economic costs that accrue when people doing it tough don't have anywhere safe or sure to live. State and Commonwealth officials have been charged with coming up with a way forward. Soon there will be a discussion paper and a call for innovative, thought-out proposals. There are many people across the country who have got a raft of those in their bottom draw. So that's good. But it's been pointed out before that if public money per se isn't going to fund these innovations, there's certainly going to have to be bit of government underwriting to help make it happen.

The other tricky thing about affordable housing is that generally it is less grandiose. There are fewer bathrooms in a large house. Kitchen benches might not be granite. The divided world that's been evolving in Australia has given us tax exemptions on giant family homes, rules that allow investors to write real estate losses off against other income, and lots of other drivers that benefit those who already own a home and have a lot of capital.

So designing our cities to suit the needs of everyone, especially those Anglicare members such as the Samaritans work with, will mean not just more housing but different housing, different town layouts and a different culture to welcome it.

As Cec explained, it all takes time. And with a bit of luck - in terms of housing at least - that time starts now.

National Office News

The Anglicare Australia Review out soon!

The Anglicare Australia Review, a reflection of the year told through the eyes and voices of Anglicare clients, staff and communities, is in production and will be widely distributed in mid-February.

The Review showcases our achievements as a network over the past year and highlights our national award winners and runners-up, our conferences and other events, and our key advocacy achievements.

Many images in The Review have been kindly provided by our Anglicare network members, and we thank them for their generosity.

If you would like to receive a copy of The Review, contact National Media & Communications Manager, Skye Owen.

2016 Review cover

Anglicare Australia Day Honours 2016

Peter Kell of NSW has been honoured as a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the Anglican Church, social welfare programs and their delivery, and to the Illawarra community.

Mr Kell’s service includes roles as chief executive officer of Anglicare Sydney, council member of Anglicare Australia, chair of Archbishop’s Strategic Commission on Structure, Funding and Governance in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, member of the standing committee for the Sydney Diocesan Secretariat, Diocesan representative on both the Provincial Synod and the General Synod for the Anglican Church of Australia and being a member of the Wollongong Anglican Church Regional Council.

The Honourable John Batt
of Victoria has been honoured as a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the law and to the judiciary in Victoria, to legal scholarship, and to the Anglican Church of Australia.

Mr Batt’s service includes Chancellor, Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta, 2005-2010; Deputy Chancellor, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, 2002-2007 and Chairman, Board of Nominators for Anglican Archbishopric Election, 1999-2000. Member, Anglican Provincial Legal Committee, Victoria, 2002-2010; and Member, Board of Management, Mission of St James and St John’s Anglicare (now Anglicare Victoria), 1976-1987.

David Roberts of WA has been honoured with the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for service to children through support organisations.

Mr Roberts service includes Director, Parkerville Children's Home, 1978-2004; Cottage Parent, 1972-1974. (Introduced a range of initiatives to support young people in care including: Families and Schools Together; Ellenbrook Community Development Plan; Education, Employment and Training Program; Seen and Heard; Therapeutic Foster Care Reconnect; Young Women's Program; and Support and Counselling Service). Treasurer, Anglicare Australia.

Judith Williams of NSW has been honoured with the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for service to local government and to the community of Yass.

Ms Williams service includes Community Representative, Anglicare Rae Burgess Centre, current and Council Representative, 1991-2012.

PNG visitor to Anglicare Australia

Felecia Dobunaba from Papua New Guinea visited Anglicare Australia in January. Felecia is a director of the newly created Anglicare Foundation in PNG, and was interested in learning about governance, fundraising and collaboration.

The Foundation has been set up as a high profile organisation tasked with the responsibility to raise the funds that would put Anglicare PNG on a sustainable footing. Felecia is also an active member of the Anglican Church in PNG, with substantial experience working in human services and government.

Anglicare PNG has grown substantially over the past year, and so the establishment of the Foundation is a crucial step towards consolidating Anglicare PNG’s capacity to work with its church communities, delivering care and services to people across the country.

Anglicare Member Spotlight

Cec Shevels retires from Samaritans

Samaritans Foundation CEO and social justice advocate, Cec Shevels retired at the end of January 2016 after 25 years with the Hunter-based charity.

English-born Cec, a father of four, worked in international commodities with the London-based Frindon Trading Company in the 1960s before moving into social work in the early 1970s as a way to live out his faith.

Cec joined Samaritans in 1991. His passion and wealth of knowledge has seen the organisation grow significantly.

Today a thriving Samaritans operates over 100 support services across six regions throughout NSW and employs some 700 staff.

The Right Rev’d Dr Peter Stuart, Assistant Bishop of Newcastle and Chair of Samaritans board said ”Cec has made an outstanding contribution to people’s welfare and social justice in the Hunter, Manning and Central Coast regions for 25 years. His leadership within the Anglican Church and the wider community is very highly regarded. He has made an immense difference to so many people.”

Cec has been an important, although often quite low key contributor to Anglicare Australia since its inception. He has the rare a capacity to speak simply and thoughtfully - to get to the heart of the matter.

That can be seen in his regular blogs on the Samaritans website. Sometimes not much longer than an extended tweet, Cec calls out challenges and injustices where he sees them. He flies the flag for multiculturalism, good working conditions, combatting domestic violence, thinking about Christmas, to name a few. And although Cec is retiring from the Samaritans Foundation, he's going to keep on blogging nonetheless.

Anglicare Australia's annual State of the Family report is a record of our work and our thinking over many years. Cec wrote the key essay in our 2013 report, Paying Attention. In it Cec argued that societies favour the strong and tend to shut out those who are weaker and perceived to be different.

If we follow Christian teaching, then our job would be to put the weak and the shut out first. But if we are not clear about where we are heading (our vision), and how we behave towards others (our values), our services will reflect the views of the strong however well meaning we maybe.

The essay ends with this thought: The Hunter region of NSW is a great place to live for most of its population. Our challenge at Samaritans is to ensure it becomes a great place to live for everyone, absolutely everyone, then our vision will have been achieved.

Everyone who has worked with Cec over the past 25 years would attest that he has remained committed to this vision and these values. His contribution has been extraordinary.

Cec and Valerie Shevels

Samaritans Foundation CEO, Cec Shevels and his wife, Valerie, at his retirement farewell.

Special Interest Networks

Anglicare Network meetings in February & March

South Australian Anglicare member organisations will hold a planning meeting on 22-23 February 2016, in Adelaide.

The Research Network meeting and the Media & Communications Network meeting will be hosted by Anglicare Tasmania on 24-25 February. Segments of the meeting will comprise both networks as these groups work closely on significant national projects.The Research Network contact is Sarah Jewell and the Media & Communications Network contact is Skye Owen.

The Clinical and Care Governance Network will meet at the offices of Anglicare Sydney in Parramatta on 29 February. Contact Roland Manderson.

Anglicare Victoria will host the Marketing and Fundraising Network on 1 March. Contact Trevor Capps.

And Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT will host the Human Resources Network meeting on 8-9 March 2016. Contact Kasy Chambers.

Proposed March meeting for CFOs and CIOs

A recent report from National Disability Services’ State of the Disability Sector Report 2015 identified the readiness of NFP providers in different aspects of business with regard to the implementation of the NDIS.

Interestingly the organisations surveyed echoed the conversations Anglicare Australia Executive Director, Kasy Chambers’ has had with organisations in the Anglicare network.

In areas that could be categorised as mission, client engagement and governance readiness seems strong. The areas where Kasy currently hears the most concern, backed up by this report, could be characterised as business processes – business planning processes, financial software, financial processes and controls, date reporting and use and with the lowest readiness in the survey costing and pricing.

With this in mind and responding to calls from IT people for their own special interest network, we have decided to dedicate a lot of time to this at our next Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Network meeting in Melbourne in early March 2016.

The question we will start with will be “what can I, in my CFO or Chief Information Officer role, add to the strategic development of my organisation?”

In addition to people in the CFO role, we would like to invite those people with the strategic overview of IT in their organisation to attend.

Contact Kasy Chambers or Roland Manderson if you would like to attend the meeting.

National Collaboration

Partnership between Benetas and BSL

An innovative partnership between Anglicare members, Benetas and the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL), is giving job seekers experiencing disadvantage the chance to shine in aged care.

Benetas is one of several organisations working with BSL to host Given the Chance, an employment program created to support diverse groups such as refugees and young people to access meaningful employment.

As part of the program, three aged care graduates, Richard Kabera, Immaculee Ntakirutimana and Unity Omaregie, are currently employed as Personal Care Workers at Benetas Gladswood Lodge in Brunswick West for six months, with the potential for ongoing employment.

Benetas General Manager, People Development, Ellen Flint, said the program helps build a bridge for the employees between having the aged care skills and developing the confidence they need to succeed in the Australian workforce.

“Benetas is a ‘for purpose’ organisation and Given the Chance represents our values and our commitment to diversity,” Ellen said.

“We have a number of diversity initiatives, including being recognised an Employer of Choice for Gender for the tenth consecutive year; Given the Chance is just another way we are bringing our commitment into practice.

“Benetas’ participation in the program is part of our Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and reflects our ongoing commitment to establishing creative and non-traditional employment pathways to ensure we can deliver the highest level of care.”

Unity OmaregieUnity (left), a 44 year old refugee from Nigeria, applied for the program after struggling to secure work due to inexperience in the aged care industry and cultural barriers. He has made a wonderful impression during his time at Benetas Gladswood Lodge and is well respected amongst residents and his colleagues.

“I finished my Certificate III in Aged Care and completed my placement, but this was not enough to give me a chance in the workforce and it was really difficult to secure employment,” said Unity.

“When I first arrived in Australia I was working in warehousing, but I much prefer working in aged care. I feel so happy coming to my shifts. Today I am confident in my work because of the experience I have gained at Benetas through Given the Chance.”

Given the Chance was developed initially in response to a diverse community requiring access to employment opportunities, and to engage employers seeking suitable candidates they may not have previously considered.

Anglicare Network News

Anglicare College

Anglicare College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) providing nationally accredited qualifications up to Diploma level, specific to the community services and health care sectors. It is operated by Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT.

Anglicare College advert

National Families Week 2016

National Families Week will be held from Sunday 15 May to Saturday 21 May 2016.

The theme for National Families Week 2016 is Stronger Families, Stronger Communities, highlighting the important role families play as the central building blocks of our communities and that community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing.

Organisations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to celebrate National Families Week by planning and holding an event. It can be a morning tea or a national conference, or something that is suitable for your organisation! Ideas for events can be found on the website.

Please register your event so Families Australia post promotional products to assist with the celebrations. Promotional products such as posters, balloons, stickers, notepads and painting sheets will be sent in mid-April.

In order to receive products you need to register on the website by 15 April to ensure sufficient time to process your registration and mail promotional products.

Parkerville's child advocacy centre

In 2015, Anglicare member organisation, Parkerville Children and Youth Care launched the Multi-agency Investigation and Support Team (MIST), which is located at the George Jones Child Advocacy Centre in Armadale, WA.

This project is a WA first and sees government and non-government agencies come together to trial a community based, collaborative working model to support children, young people and their families who have experienced child sexual abuse.

The MIST responds to all child sexual abuse cases reported within the south east metropolitan corridor, which equates to approximately one quarter of all cases. This shows a strong commitment from all areas of the sector to try something different to better support families. The team includes:

  • seven detectives from the WA Police, Child Abuse Squad
  • two specialist child interviewers (one each from WA Police and Department for Child Protection and Family Support (CPFS))
  • a team leader from the ChildFIRST unit at CPFS
  • two Child and Family Advocates from Parkerville
  • a clinical psychologist consultant and therapeutic team from Parkerville
  • a Director from Parkerville
  • paediatricians from Parkerville and the Department of Health, Child Protection Unit.

The team is complimented by a raft of primary, secondary and tertiary programs within Parkerville and the local community.

The Child and Family Advocates support the child and family on the day of interview at the centre and provide support services and referrals for those children and families who may need further therapeutic support.

The pilot will run for 12 months and is being evaluated by Dr James Herbert, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of South Australia and the Australian Centre for Child Protection.

National Awards Profile

National Award Winner - PARTNERSHIP - AnglicareSA

Welcome to the next in our series of profiles on the winners and highly commended of the Anglicare Australia 2014 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence.These profiles will also be featured in The Anglicare Australia Review, which will be released early next month.

PARTNERSHIP is for a program or project that builds and strengthens links.


Anglicare Australia National Awards


The partnership between AnglicareSA and the Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia supporting new arrivals goes beyond just providing a house; it works to make it a home.

A significant number of new arrivals to Australia come from traumatic circumstances in their previous countries of origin, or from detention centres, so there is a strong need for sensitivity and understanding.

Through its Refugee and Settlement Services Program, AnglicareSA’s approach, with more than 20 formal and informal partnerships within the organisation and externally, goes beyond providing a standard household goods package and accommodation agreement.

It is about assisting new arrivals to settle into the local community and equip them with the skills, knowledge and community support they need to build a new life in their new country.

The Refugee Housing team pays a great deal of attention to the details that make the difference between providing a house and making it a home; between accommodation and hospitality.

The informal partnerships are with church parishes, volunteer groups, refugee advocate organisations, community leaders from different cultural backgrounds, refugee associations, government agencies, private rental agencies and retail suppliers.

Every one of these partnerships helps AnglicareSA deliver a flexible, responsive range of caring and welcoming services to support new arrivals. The rapid mobilisation of these partnerships is crucial to delivering the best outcomes for new arrivals, with AnglicareSA sometimes receiving less than seven days notification of a large number of clients to be accommodated.

When the call comes to house a family, immediate considerations include accommodation that suits family composition and is close to other family or friends; that properties are equipped with furniture and household goods, culturally appropriate food, personal products, children and baby equipment, activated mobile phones with credit, landline phones at home, and any ‘extras’ that will help clients connect with support services and their community.

In the last year, AnglicareSA has helped ‘settle’ 912 individual refugees, determined they have the best possible chance of rebuilding a sustainable future for themselves and their families, and enveloped them in respect and compassion.

The Anglicare Australia National Award judges commented that at a time where there is so much demonisation of refugees, this program is changing hearts and minds, and there is a big effort into going the extra mile.

AnglicareSA - Partnership Award

AnglicareSA's refugee housing team at a training session.

Research and Resources

ANROWS releases two DV papers

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) has released two papers from its Landscapes series.

Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed methods insights into impact and support needs examined the current state of knowledge on the impact of domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting.

The paper found approximately one third or more of parents in the general community experienced DFV, but there was limited evidence on DFV among marginalised parent populations such as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), rural, disabled and same-sex parents.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children suffered considerable DFV, but the true prevalence of abuse among parents was hard to determine due to a lack of reporting, limited screening for DFV, and methodological issues.

Existing knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities is a comprehensive review of published literature to present the current state of knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities.

The review found the cumulative nature of socio-economic disadvantage (such as personal, family and economic related stressors) and the lasting effects of colonisation are thought to be linked to violence against women in Indigenous communities. Any attempts to reduce violence in Indigenous communities requires a multi-faceted and holistic approach including efforts to improve the wider social, economic and health of Indigenous communities.

Much of the grey literature contained information about Indigenous viewpoints on “what works” to prevent violence against women. Approaches to dealing effectively with violence, and which are valued by Indigenous communities, include cultural based leadership and governance, and programs focused on preventing the transfer of intergenerational trauma.

The importance of penalty rates for health workforce

The McKell Institute has released a report, The Importance of Penalty Rates for Our Health Workforce, which looks at the economic and health impacts of cutting penalty rates for nurses, midwives and aged care workers.

The report highlights the importance of penalty rates to the health of patients, the incomes of nurses, midwives and aged care workers and local economies around Australia. It provides further evidence to support the argument to maintain penalty rates for the health workforce.

Building a new life

The report, Building a New Life in Australia, by The Institute is the first large-scale study in a decade involving 2,400 immigrants in all states and territories in Australia.

A fact sheet on the report provides the key findings, which will contribute to a greater understanding of the settlement journey of humanitarian migrants from their arrival in Australia through to their eligibility for citizenship.

The study involves participants from 35 countries, including from the Middle East, Asia and Africa and ranging in age from 15 years to over 80 years old. It found that humanitarian migrants reported having relatively low levels of English or education prior to arrival in Australia.

The majority also reported they or their family members had experienced traumatic events prior to migrating including war, persecution or extreme living conditions and many were now separated from their families.

A number of positive findings also emerged including a high uptake of English language classes and improvements in English proficiency, improvement in health and that they felt a sense of belonging and being welcomed in Australia.

Report on Government Services 2016

2016 marks the 21st edition of the Report on Government Services, produced by the Productivity Commission.

This comprehensive Report covers 16 separate service areas, many of which are of interest to Anglicare member organisations.

Policy, consultations and grants

New national support for dementia support

The Australian government has announced the next phase in a new national approach to programs and services supporting people with dementia and their carers.

The government will go to market to engage a single national provider to deliver a streamlined dementia education programme, consolidating the Dementia Training Study Centres and the Dementia Care Essentials programmes and a single national provider (replacing eight separate state/territory-based providers) to deliver the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service from October 2016.

It says it will also work with current stakeholders to develop an improved range of consumer support programs to help care for those with dementia across the life-cycle of the disease, improving consistency of support to them and their carers.

New term for settlement advisory council

The government announced the members of the newly named Settlement Services Advisory Council in January.

The council, chaired by Paris Aristotle, will focus on improving migrant and refugee integration into Australian society and helping them get the skills they need for a job.

The Council will formally meet several times a year and also participate in consultations and other stakeholder engagement. The Council is also expected to liaise closely with the Australian Multicultural Council as part of its work. The term of the Council goes through to December 2017.

The Council members are:

- Paris Aristotle AM, Chair
- Carmel Guerra
- Gail Ker OAM
- Carmen Garcia
- Abeselom Nega
- Dr Mohammed Taha Alsalami AM
- Dr Eman Sharobeem
- Melissa Monteiro
- Maha Abdo
- Catherine Scarth

Funding for Indigenous suicide services

A new Critical Response Project will be funded to ensure the services available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families affected by suicides or attempted suicides are better coordinated and delivered in culturally appropriate ways.

The project will initially focus on Western Australia where there is the greatest need. One in four Indigenous suicides across Australia occurs in WA.

The Critical Response Project helps to coordinate first-response services and ensure that essential support is provided to individuals, families and local communities dealing with suicide. It will also develop and trial new models of care to build resilience in communities, as well as the roll-out of mental health first-aid training.

The initiative will be coordinated by the University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies and trialed through to January 2017.

Independent aged care complaints changes

From 1 January 2016, the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, Rae Lamb is responsible for the management of complaints about the care and services provided to people receiving Australian government subsidised aged care.

This arrangement was announced in the 2015 Budget. It is aimed at increasing the independence of aged care complaints handling by transferring the complaints powers of the Aged Care Complaints Scheme to the existing Aged Care Commissioner.

This has separated complaints handling from the Department of Health’s policy and funding roles. It will also increase the independence of aged care complaints handling as the Commissioner is an independent statutory office holder. She is appointed by the Minister and independent of the department.

Government response to DSS tender inquiry

The Australian Government has responded to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee report, Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services.

It says it recognises the valuable contribution of community organisations in providing evidence to this inquiry. Considerable time and effort is required to provide a submission or testimony to a Senate Inquiry, and the perspectives of the sector are a vital insight into the issues faced when seeking government funding.

The government says it remains committed to ensuring its funded services deliver high quality outcomes. It is also committed to reducing red tape for community organisations. Engagement with community organisations remains a high priority and the government aims to consult the sector as early as practicable in the event of any further changes to our grant programs.

The recently established Community Services Advisory Group is one such forum for community organisations to raise concerns directly and help develop ideas with the government. The Committee's interim and final reports provide findings and recommendations that the government will take into consideration to improve grants processes.

The response to all recommendations included in both the interim and final reports was presented to the Senate out of session and will be tabled upon resumption of Parliament in February 2016.

Affordable Housing Working Group

The Australian government will establish a working group to investigate innovative ways to improve the availability of affordable housing. It will look at improving the supply, quality and management of social and affordable housing across Australia.

The working group will seek proposals for housing solutions before working with states to implement some of the suggestions offered. There will also be a formal public consultation process.

The working group will comprise members of the Treasury and Department of Social Services as well as members from the NSW, Victorian and West Australian governments. The Terms of Reference for the working group and an Issues Paper will be released shortly, along with a call for proposals from interested parties.

The establishment of the working group follows a request from Treasurers at the Council on Federal Financial Relations meeting in October 2015.

Anglicare Events

Anglicare Events | 01-16

Ash Wednesday Climate Justice Forum
Date: 10 February 2016 || 9am-4.30pm
Venue: Old Warden’s Lodge, Trinity College, Royal Parade, Parkville, Melbourne

SA Anglicare member organisations planning meeting
Date: 22-23 February 2016
Contact: Kasy Chambers

Media & Communications Network meeting
Date: 24-25 February 2016
Venue: Anglicare Tasmania
Contact: Skye Owen or Bronwen Hayes

Research Network meeting
Date: 24-25 February 2016
Venue: Anglicare Tasmania
Contact: Sarah Jewell

Fundraising Network meeting
Date: 1 March 2016
Venue: Anglicare Victoria
Contact: Trevor Capps

CFO Network meeting
Date: 2-3 March 2016
Venue: Anglicare Victoria
Contact: Chris Baring-Gould

HR Network meeting
Date: 7-8 March 2016
Venue: Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
Contact: Kasy Chambers

Aged & Community Care Network meeting
Date: 9 March 2016
Contact: Roland Manderson

Support Homeless People luncheon (
Date: 8 April 2016
Venue: Barn Palais, Nelson Road, Mt Gambier, SA

Sector Events

Sector Events | 01-16

7th National Health Reform Summit
Date: 9 February 2016
Venue: Pavilion Hotel, Canberra

The National Foyer Conference
Date: 15 February 2016
Venue: Sydney

Developing a Consumer Driven Aged Care Workforce
Date: 17-18 February 2016
Venue: Sydney Boulevard Hotel

Inaugural National Research Conference on Violence against Women and their Children
Date: 23-25 February 2016
Venue: Grant Hyatt Melbourne, VIC

The Future of Ageing Convention
Date: 14-15 March 2016
Venue: The Parade Theatre, Randwick, Sydney

Think Outcomes: delivering, measuring & communicating social change
Date: 12-13 April 2016
Venue: RACV City Club, Melbourne

Collaboration for Impact Conference
Date: 4-5 May 2016
Venue: Rydges Hotel, Melbourne

Innovative Business Models for Not For Profits
Date: 11-13 May 2016
Venue: Radisson Blu, Sydney

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services - Services for Older People Conference

Date: 12-13 May 2016
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

National Families Week
Date: 15-21 May 2016

Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference
Date: 18-20 May 2016
Venue: Mantra on View Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

Child Aware Approaches Conference
Date: 23-24 May 2016
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Communities in Control Conference
Date: 30-31 May 2016
Venue: Moonee Ponds, Melbourne

International Dementia Conference
Date: 16-17 June 2016
Venue: Hilton Sydney

International Federation on Ageing 13th Global Conference
Date: 21-23 June 2016
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Active Ageing Conference
Date: 30 June 2016
Venue: Swissôtel, Sydney

AIFS 2016 Conference
Date: 6-8 July 2016
Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Anti-Poverty Week
Date: 16-22 October 2016

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