e-Safety Workshops in Casino

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is presenting a workshop and community meeting in Casino on Wednesday 4 April 2018, aimed at empowering parents and professionals to manage online safety for children and teens.

The FREE Community Information session is aimed at empowering parents, young people and carers to manage online issues such as cyberbullying, image based abuse, online stranger contact, screen time and the importance of supporting our children so they are safe when online.

The FREE two hour workshop is for frontline and specialist staff, mainstream professionals and those volunteering in the domestic violence field.

Drug Rehab Inquiry Coming to Lismore in June

The NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote New South Wales will visit Lismore during June 2018 for a hearing.





Hearing – Sydney





Hearing – Nowra – venue to be confirmed



Hearing – Batemans Bay – venue to be confirmed



Hearing – Dubbo – venue to be confirmed



Hearing – Broken Hill – venue to be confirmed



Hearing – Lismore – venue to be confirmed



Hearing – Grafton – venue to be confirmed


The Inquiry will explore the range and types of services including the number of treatment beds currently available; specific details regarding rehabilitation services for those with amphetamine and methamphetamine (“ice”) addictions; funding arrangements for services; cost to patients/clients, including fee structures provided to families, for accessing rehabilitation services; waiting lists and waiting times for gaining entry into services.

Visit the NSW Parliament website for details about the Inquiry into drug rehab services.



Register for a National Families Week Event

It’s time to start planning your National Families Week event to celebrate the role families play in our local communities. National Families Week will be held from 15 May, the United Nations International Day of Families, to 21 May 2018.  
‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’ has been embraced as an enduring theme for National Families Week as it encapsulates the important role families play as the central building blocks of our communities. Community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing.

Local Government areas are encouraged to celebrate National Families Week by planning and holding a National Families Week event – it can be a morning tea, a conference or seminar on matters of interest in your community, a reading session in the library or something else that is suitable for your area!  

The National Families Week website contains information on :

  • Ideas for events
  • Registration
  • Information on National Families Week and previous celebrations
  • Calendar of Events
  • FAQs

The National Families Week poster, logo, on-line resources and further information are now available on the website.

Registration now open!!

Please register your event to receive promotional products to assist with your celebrations. Products such as posters, balloons, stickers, notepads and painting sheets will be sent to you in mid-April. In order to receive these free products you must register. Registration is now open and can be accessed here

Please register your events by 9 April 2018 to ensure there is sufficient time to process your registration and mail promotional products.

National Families Week is also on Facebook and you can find further information and link up with other local events.


Family Fun day to Celebrate Lismore Memorial Baths’ 90th birthday

The Lismore Memorial Baths’ 90th birthday will be celebrated with a family fun day on Sunday 25 March from 9am.

Entry will be $3 for everyone and there will be a $2 sausage sizzle, inflatable fun and birthday cake. There will also be prizes for the best dressed green and gold Aussie-themed outfits in support of athletes attending the Commonwealth Games in April.

As the name suggests, the Lismore Memorial Baths was originally built as a monument, honouring the lives of 200 men who lost their lives in WWI.

The concept was approved by council in 1926 and the Lismore Memorial Baths was officially opened by the then Premier of NSW, the late Sir Thomas Bavin, on 19 March 1928. The facility cost approximately 10,000 pounds.

Ready for Growth: Affordable Housing Supply Solutions

Join The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) for its first national one-day conference for 2018 – Ready for Growth: Affordable Housing Supply Solutions. The Conference will be held at the Rex Hotel in Canberra on Tuesday 29 May 2018.

This national one-day conference will be underpinned by the findings from the AHURI Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply which has examined how governments at all levels have sought to increase affordable housing supply. The conference will explore a range of successful state government affordable housing strategies; what community housing providers can do to build their capacity and their housing portfolios and the importance of collaboration and integration between community housing providers and government as well as the private sector.

Visit the conference website for details.

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