For the Latest Information on the Sector, Please See Below

For the Latest Information on the Sector, Please See Below

e-Newsletter May 2015

Hi All,

CQFLPN would like to congratulate Mr Ed Mosby from Helum Yumba on his appointment to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Panel to reduce Violence Against Wmen.

For the latest information on the sector, please see below.

Advisory Panel to reduce violence against women

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced the members of the specifically convened Advisory Panel to reduce violence against women.

Former Victorian Police Commissioner Mr. Ken Lay will Chair the Panel with Australian of the Year and domestic violence advocate Ms. Rosie Batty, and Heather Nancarrow, the CEO of the Australian National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) as co-Deputy Chair. The experts included in the panel have been nominated by each State and Territory and have specialised knowledge across domestic and family violence, sexual assault, online safety, violence within Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and people with disabilities.

The panel will advise the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) on the issues relating to domestic and family violence and will provide recommendations to Governments to assist in determining the best response.

The Advisory Panel will run for up to 18 months and will immediately begin advising COAG on ways to reduce violence against women and is scheduled to report back to COAG by the end of 2015. At this time the COAG will execute an agreed upon national domestic violence order (DVO), develop national standards for intervention and accountability of perpetrators and enact a national approach to dealing with issues of online security to prevent newer forms of abuse.

The full membership of the Advisory Panel is:

(Chair) Mr Ken Lay APM(Chair) Ms Rosie Batty

(Deputy Chair) Ms Heahter Nancarrow (Deputy Chair) Ms. Julie Oberin

Ms. Tracy HoweMr. Ed Mosby

Dr. Vicki HovaneMs. Maria Hagias

Commissioner Darren Hiine APMMs Sue Salthouse

The Hon Bess Price MLA

Mr. Ed Mosby

Service Information

Children’s Contact Service

Type of Contact / Days of Operation / Hours of Operation
Assessment Interviews / By appointment only / By appointment only
Facilitated Changeovers by appointment with supervisor / Monday to Friday / 9:00am – 5:00pm
Supervised Contact by appointment with supervisor / Monday to Sunday / 9:00am - 5:00pm


Appointment times for contact/changeovers are arranged to suit the needs of individual families. These times are negotiated between parents before they begin to use the service. Parents are expected to comply with these terms as part of the service agreement, in order to receive the best service available for their children.


Administrative Fee / $50 to be paid at the assessment interview.
Changeover / $20 (per parent) for each drop off and
$20 (per parent) for each pick up.
Supervised Contact / $30 per parent per hour, unless there is a written parenting plan or court order stating any variations.
Court Reports / $275.00 (Plus GST)
CCS Review / $35 per review


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Court Decisions of Interest

Appeals Judgements

Blakely & Morrell [2015] FamCAFC 49 – 27/03/2015 - View PDF

New First Instance Judgment





Some helpful websites

  • Community builders contains information about available grants, fundraising tips and help with writing submissions.
  • Philanthropy Australia includes a directory of grants and funding sources available from Australian philanthropic societies and information about workshops for organisations seeking grants.
  • Our Community provides a range of information to help community groups access funds, including newsletters, tip sheets and a grant resources database.
  • Australian Government Grants
  • Queensland Government Grants
  • Department of Social Service Grants
  • Arts Queensland Projects and Programs Fund

Events, Training and Meeting Date Claimers

Between e-Newsletters you can find regularly updated Events, Training and Meeting information at

Events and training

There are a range of Playgroups operating across the region. For more information please visit the Playgroup Qld website to search suburb or postcode or simply call the Playgroup Support Team on toll free 1800171882

Fitzroy Indigi Fusion. If you care about your community and want your say in it's future but most importantly want to learn from Elders and like-minded passionate community leaders, then we need you! No experience necessary, just your time. In exchange you will meet new people, be exposed to community, business and corporate sectors, engage at a grassroots level and socially interact in a culturally fun and welcoming space. Ages: 16 to 30 | How: Contact the FBEC Office | When: NOW! CONNECT WITH US HERE

CQ Healing Centre Helem Yumba Women’s Programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women at risk of domestic or family violence. FREE 8 week program. Small group work. Female facilitators. Program start dates and all enquires please contact Bernadette or Caroline at the Helem Yumba Office or by email. Phone: 07 49 318 600. Location: 10 / 99 Musgrave Street . Contact or

Workshop for individuals to learn to use TRE for personal use. 24th April 10 am – 12 pm at the D2DL Centre, 10 Albert Street, Rockhampton. Cost is $25.00, usual charge is $180. Cost: $25. Contact: Cindi Rees : (07) 4991 1997 Mobile: 0459 591 063

YEPPOON. Buoyant Parenting, Centacare, Shop 5/15 James St Yeppoon (behind Maggie’s Café), 20th & 27th April, 5th, 11th, 18th May. 9.30am – 12pm. 5 x 2hr sessions. This program assists parents to lead and guide their family like a skipper steers a ship through the rapids of life. Cost $15. RSVP Mon. April 13th. To register phone 1300523985

Dr. Rufus May - Living with Voices… Tuesday 21st April, Central Queensland University Bruce Highway, North Rockhampton 9am-4pm. Understanding Voice Hearing and Promoting Recovery. A workshop for mental health professionals, consumers and carers. FREE attendance for consumers and carers – sponsored by PIR. Others - Early Bird $99 until March 25th. Standard $140 – waged: $75 – unwaged. To register please go to

Communities for Children Request for Proposal (RFP) information session (to go through application guidelines.) Thursday 23rd April 10.30am – 12pm (an alternative session will be held April 7th.) If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please respond. If you wish to register for an application pack for when it is available please complete your details here. To register or for further information please contact

EMERALD. Parenting on Purpose with Rita Klar. 77 Dundas St Emerald. Commencing 23rd April – then May 7th, May 21st, June 4th and June 18th. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Cost: single $100; couple $150. RSVP or 0428 629 375

YEPPOON. International Women’s Day 24th April 1pm-3.30pm, 80 John’s St. Yeppoon. Afternoon tea provided. Gold coin donation. Feel free to come in costume from your favourite era. For further information please call 4913 3840

‘Fake It Til You Make It’. Women’s Health Cnr Bolsover and Derby St. Starting 23rd of April through to 28th May. 9.30am to 11.30am. It’s for women who want to learn more about themselves, self-esteem, confidence, and assertiveness, in a supportive and caring environment . The program utilises a number of expressive therapy activities encouraging women to explore themselves and have fun. It is open to any woman from 17 and up and goes for two hours a week (9.30am to 11.30am), for six weeks. Attendance is by gold coin donation, but that includes tea and coffee and resources. If you know of anyone who might be interested, or have questions, please feel free to contact Chantelle 4922 6585

International Women’s Day Event Friday 24th April 1pm – 3.30pm Community Centre in John Street Yeppoon. Feel free to come in costume from your favourite Era. .For further information call 4913 3840.

Connections Morning Tea, CentacareCQ, 10 Bolsover Street, 24 April, 0am-12noon. Guest Speaker Louise Byrne (ABC’s Mental Health Q&A panel member) . RSVP: 20 April to

Smart Recovery, 27th April 1pm- 2.30pm, NaluBulba 4 Aquatic Place Nth Rockhampton.

Changing Behaviour for a better life… free- self help group for problem behaviours including alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, shopping, internet and others. Contact Rebecca 0426194824

Assisting with Support Care Needs, 28th April 2pm – 6pm, Cnr Haig and Cavell, Wandal By 21st April $75 – normal $ 85. For more information please contact 0408 276 383 or

LONGREACH: Expressions Of Interest are called for ASIST training. Longreach

Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th April The Black Dog Ball Committee in partnership with Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service are offering ASIST training to members of the community who are likely to come into contact with rural families undergoing extreme hardship due to circumstances beyond their control. Training is being offered FREE OF CHARGE as a result of funds raised by the 2014 Black Dog Ball to community members who may not generally have access to this essential service. (Workshops generally cost in the vicinity of $250 to $300 per person). For more information and registration forms please contact: Debbie Hughes, Black Dog Ball Committee, 07 49222519 or 0408 156699

YEPPOON. “Where Do I Start?” Wednesday 29 April, 1pm - 2pm. Room B, 80 John Street, Yeppoon. An information session on: healthy sexual development; how children learn about sexuality and the importance of education; tips on responding comfortably to children’s curiosity and questions about sexuality. For RSPV please contact 49133840

The Living Mindfully 8 week Program commencing Friday 1st May for 8 weeks. Fridays 9.30 -11.30am. Cancer Council Queensland Education Centre, 44 Upper Dawson Road, Allenstown. Meditation practice and led group discussion with trained facilitator for people who have been distressed by cancer (incuding support persons. Interested persons need to contact the Cancer Council as soon as possible, Phone 4932 8600 or 13 11 20.

MONTO: International Nurses Day: Improving Health and Well-being

International Nurses Day Monto Hospital Tuesday 12th May 12 midday

Hot lunch provided. All past, present and future nurses are invited. Current medical, administration and Operational staff are also invited as without these important people our hospital would not exist as it is today. Guest speaker RSVP: Jo-anne Surtees on 41669337 or email by the 5th May.

Manual Handling. 13th May: 10am – 12pm, Frenchville Sports Club Cnr Eldon and Clifton Sts. Cost: by 6th May - $75. Standard $82. For more information please contact 0408 276 383 0r

EMERALD. Empowering Families Workshop. Sunday 17th May. 9am-3pm. Emerald Explorers Inn. Learn to cope with challenging behaviours and complex needs of a family member with a mental health condition. For further information please contact: Katherine Armstrong 4982 4062

EMERALD. Empowering Families Professional Development Workshop. Monday 18th May. 9am-3pm. Emerald Explorers Inn. Provides an in depth understanding in developing strategies to partner in consumer/carer recovery. For further information please contact: Katherine Armstrong 4982 4062

Romp in the Park. May 22nd. 9:00am – 1:00pm Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. A morning of fun filled activities celebrating young children and their families in the community. All Welcome. For further information please contact

Central Queensland Multicultural Association (CQMA) The 6th Year of The Taste of the World Festival. Saturday 23rd May. 1100hours (11 am) – 1630hours (4.30pm)

Rockhampton Show Grounds. Entry: $2 per adult Children: under 15years of age free

“Behind the Mask” Masquerade Ball June 6th. Comedian Denise Scott. The Rhonda James Band. Action and Multi-Draw. Get tickets now.

Bluecare Grief and Loss Program which is being held at the Cancer Council Education Centre, Tues 26th May. . Cancer Council Queensland Education Centre, 44 Upper Dawson Road, Allenstown., Phone 4932 8600 or 13 11 20.

Empowering Families Workshop. Sunday 24th May. 9am-3pm. Headspace, 155 Alma St. Learn to cope with challenging behaviours and complex needs of a family member with a mental health condition. For further information please contact: Katherine Armstrong 4982 4062

Empowering Families Professional Development Workshop. Monday 25th May. 9am-3pm. Headspace, 155 Alma St. Provides an in depth understanding in developing strategies to partner in consumer/carer recovery. For further information please contact: Katherine Armstrong 4982 4062

DV_alert. 9th and 10th June. UnitingCare Community, 229 Musgrave St. Recognise signs of domestic and family violence: Respond with appropriate care; Refer affectd individuals and families to relevant support services. Contact or 4930 7300

‘An Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviour’ a 2 day workshop in partnership with Women’s Health Centre Rockhampton will be presenting in Rockhampton – 15th & 16th June. Link to Rockhampton Training Workshop Flyer ...

Living Beyond Grief make the Change: Professional Development Workshop. June 17th, 9am-3pm. $297pp Contact Maudie on mobile 0402 780813 or email

Youth Mental Health First Aid. Thurs 18th & Fri 19th June, Room 1 Community Health Building Cnr Cambridge & Bolsover Sts, 9am – 4.30pm. Cost:$100.00 (catering provided)Youth Mental Health First Aid is a 14 hour course which teaches first aid skills for mental health crisis situations and the early stages of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance misuse, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, aggression etc. For a registration form, please contact Nicole Cooper on Email:

Finding My Place Forum Rockhampton. July 22nd. One day forum for sharing stories by and about people with disabilities who have taken their place in their community. Cost is funded by Qld Government. A light lunch will be provided.. For more information please call 3844 2211 or see

YEPPOON. The Livingstone Shire International Day of People with a Disability Morning Tea/Award Presentation, Yeppoon Town Hall, Thursday 3rd December. For more information or to find out how to nominate some-one please contact Ray Thompson on


CCDA Committee meeting 2nd Monday of the month, 10am at the Anglicare FACIT office, Ground Floor, 11 Fitzroy St (old MMI building). Open to interested observers. RSVP to Secretary Carmel Marshall at . Strategic cross sector issues will be discussed.

Rockhampton Youth Interagency Network (RYIN), Meetings held regularly on the 3rd Thursday of the month 9.00am – 10.30am. 192 Dean St (The old WIN building) For further information or to put items on the Agenda please email or ring Kelly Yow Yeh on 4928 5243 or .

Local Network Group (Care Coordination Model) Room 5 Community Health Bolsover Street, Rockhampton Second Tuesday of the month effective from 10/02/2015 until 8/12/2015 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. For more information please contact Susie Cameron, Service Integration Coordinator: 07 4932 5291: Mobile: 0409 341 782:

Rockhampton Community Access & Equity Reference Group For further information please contact Bob Muir on 4936 8563: Mobile: 0457 102 707: E-mail:

Inclusive Technology Expo - Steering Committee Meeting (A combined COP DES-CQ & SALT event). Community Solutions Board Room – 189 Musgrave Street fortnightly from Tuesday January 6th: 1pm at Community Solutions. Contact Julie Irwin: 4932-8000 /4932-8010 :M 0407 226 147:

Rockhampton Interagency meetings for 2014 at UnitingCare Community 229 Musgrave Street, North Rockhampton,. Rockhampton Interagency is an Open/General Cross-Sector Interagency Network in the Rockhampton Area which aims to support each other and to enhance the delivery of services across the spectrum of community needs. Dates: Tuesday 12 May, Tuesday 11 August, Tuesday 10 November. Time: 12.30 - 2.30pm. For further information please contact Bob Muir on 4936 8563: Mobile: 0457 102 707: E-mail:

Rockhampton Domestic Violence Network. Last Wednesday of the month, commencing with February: For more information including the next venue please contact 4926 5603

GLADSTONE: Youth Interagency meeting, first Wednesday of the month (except for August Show Holiday) 9am, Community Advisory Service, 142 Goondoon St Contact Vernetta on 4976 6311

Mental Health Workers Group regular get-togethers on: First Monday of the month from 5.00 – 6.00 pm Excelcare D2DL Centre, 10 Albert Street, Rockhampton. Anyone who works in any mental health related field who has, or has had, mental health challenges themselves are welcome to attend. Confidentiality, mutual support, laughter, community, and a cup of tea are all assured. For more information please contact Cindi - 4991 1997

The Next Step: Suicide Support Group Meeting. Group open to people who have lost some-one through suicide and are interested in being part of a supportive network and raising awareness of the issue of suicide. For more information please contact Amanda on 0428 841 756 or email

The Rockhampton Mental Health Community of Practice. Third Wednesday of the month. 10am – 12pm. Relationships Australia Cnr Bersker and High Sts. Open to professionals, people with the lived experience of mental health challenges, carers, and all those interested in improving mental health support and awareness. For more information please contact Aaron Kenney on 4926 9726 or

CQ Suicide Prevention Network meeting. For more information please contact Cat McPherson | Networks Developer, Wesley LifeForce | (02) 8922 9082 | 0417 932 602

The bi- monthly meeting of the Capricorn Coast Community Access Group will be held

in the meeting room at the Capricorn Coast Hospital on Hoskyn Drive, Yeppoon at 10.00 am o, Friday 1st May, Friday 3rd July, Friday 4th September. For more information please contact Ray Thompson on

MOURA. Moura Interagency Network Meeting. For further information please contact Debbie Palmes on or 0428 712 387. Meetings are usually held 2nd Monday of the second month.

GLADSTONE: Interagency Meeting, third Wednesday of the month, 11am, Community Advisory Service, 142 Goondoon St. Contact Andrea on 4976 6358

YEPPOON. Livingstone Community Development Centre (CDC) User Group Meeting: Meetings are held every 2 months at the CDC Garage10 Johns St. Everyone Welcome. Share Ideas for the CDC. Meet the Livingstone Shire Council Manager Community Wellbeing. Provide Feedback. Plan CDC Events. For more information including the next date please phone: 4913 3840

YEPPOON: Capricorn Coast Interagency Network Meeting, Contact: Sue Hamilton PH: 07 4913 3840. Sue.Hamilton@

EMERALD Interagency meeting, 2nd Tuesday of the month 9am. -11am. . For more information please contact Bec Hall on or 4980 6345

Rockhampton Bipolar Fellowship support group meeting 1st Tuesday of each month. Community Health building, Cnr of Bolsover and Cambridge Street. For more details please contact Bruce Edward Mob:0419715345

Interagency Social and Emotional Wellbeing Group, Bidgerdii Community Health, Bolsover St. (Upstairs). 12pm -2pm. Lunch provided. 26 March, 23 April, 21 May, 18 June. For more information, please contact Dena Dodd-Ugle, (07) 449304600 or

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