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Announcements

 


The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of Ms Anne Hollands to the role of the National Children’s Commissioner. Read more: link https://humanrights.gov.au/about/news/media-releases/commission-welcomes-new-childrens-commissioner
The Department of Communities (Communities), Connecting Early Years Networks undertook a statewide survey of Early Years Networks (Networks) members and a statewide survey of backbone supports to: ascertain member composition, participation and understanding of local Network operations gain further insight of local backbone support provided to Networks and obtain baseline data to inform the support role of Communities to Networks going forward.…
On 22 July 2020, the Department of Communities launched a strategy to reduce family and domestic violence. Path to Safety: Western Australia’s Strategy to Reduce Family and Domestic Violence 2020 – 2030 sets out a clear whole-of-government and community plan for reducing and responding to this issue over the next decade. https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/strategies/family-and-domestic-violence-reduction-strategy/ https://www.communities.wa.gov.…
WACOSS is launching a series of FREE webinars about key topics facing the community services sector in WA. The series will consist of eight webinars, running weekly on Wednesdays at 1pm, starting from 22 July 2020. https://events.humanitix.com/wacoss-weekly-webinar-series https://events.humanitix.com/wacoss-weekly-webinar-series
Grants of up to $1,000 are available for community organisations to host events and activities on Thank a Volunteer Day 2020, which will fall on Saturday 5 December.  The grants provide support to celebrate Thank a Volunteer Day and acknowledge the role and contribution of volunteers in local communities. Further information, including guidelines and the application form, is available on the Grants page https://dlgc.communities.wa.gov.au/GrantsFunding/Pages/Thank-A-Volunteer-Day-Grants-Program.…