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National Practitioners' Forum 2017

Falling through the gaps : Destitution and need in migrant communities

Wednesday March 22, 2017

The program

When I first came to Australia…

Hear from newly arrived migrants who know what it's like to arrive in Australia and find it hard to access support, employment, training and education, or mainstream services. They'll also reflect on what helped them to find their way out of poverty and participate as part of the Australian community.

Keynote: Poverty, destitution and migration

Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS

Ms Judy Slatyer, Australian Red Cross

Panel 2: institutional, sector and local responses to 'filling the gaps'

Panellists include:

Joe Caputo and Emma Campbell, FECCA

Melinda Jackson, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre


Date Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Time 8.30am-5.00pm

Venue Melbourne Town Hall, Corner Swanston and Collins Street, Melbourne

Cost This is a free event but bookings are required.

Bookings Please visit our event page to register for tickets.

Registrations close Friday March 10.

What is a Practitioners' Forum?

A Practitioners' Forum brings together staff and volunteers in the community sector, as well as researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders, to explore issues and ideas with a focus on practice. The aim of our Forum is to give participants an opportunity to examine their own practice and learn from others to take workable, relevant ideas back to their workplace.

The National Practitioners' Forum Falling through the gaps: destitution and need in migrant communities is an Australian Community Workers Association endorsed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event.