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15th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Short Film Screening

15th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Short Film Screening

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present their annual evening of inspiring aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022 and this year’s theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’

It will be on Tuesday July 5, at 6.30pm

This year’s programme of Flickerfest favourites is curated from the recent Flickerfest Academy® qualifying Australian competition and will take you on a special journey with some incredibly strong and powerful stories, who’s compelling voices will inspire, move and delight.

The filmmakers and film creatives featuring in the 15th Arakwal NAIDOC week screening are some of the leading lights in indigenous film today, blazing brightly on Australian screens and stage.

The programme features 10-multi award winning short films with highlights including the moving and insightful ‘Strange Country’, winner of Best
Cinematography at Flickerfest 2022, produced and shot by award-winning Aboriginal cinematographer Tyson Perkins, starring acclaimed actor Hunter
Page-Lochard, the delightful animation ‘Jarli’ about a young First Nations girl in outback Australia who dreams of flying to the stars co-written by Casino
Bundjalung man Jon Bell, the delightful ‘Shiny One’ from writer /director Viviana Petyarre, an Alyawarre filmmaker from Utopia in the Northern Territory and award winning producer Tanith Glynn Maloney’s first film as writer/ director ‘Finding Jedda’ based on the original auditions for the role in 1953 and a tribute the original ‘Jedda’ star the late Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM.

A local Arakwal Traditional Custodian will welcome us all to Country on the night .Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible First Nations filmmakers championing Aboriginal voices through this year’s NAIDOC theme; Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! & support the celebration of Aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week.

A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre & The Byron Theatre. Tickets: The Byron Theatre, byroncentre.com.au & at door $17/ $15 con

Book early – Don’t miss out! Programme details & info: www.iQ.org.au | 0414 779881

Grafton NAIDOC Community Day Saturday July 9

Grafton NAIDOC Community Day Saturday July 9

Everyone is invited to join in the Grafton NAIDOC Community Day on Saturday, July 9 from 10am – 2pm at Market Square. This will be a day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and community!

There will be lots of fun activities including an obstacle course, face painting, weaving, arts & craft stalls and live performances from some of our deadly local acts.


If you would like to have a stall at the NAIDOC Community Day please email Jo Randall. She will be the point of contact for Stall Holders in the lead-up to the event and on the day. Her email is [email protected]


The committee are still looking for financial contributions, specifically for the BBQ. If you or your organisation can make a contribution please get in touch with Jo to have a yarn.

headspace’s Lismore Young Peoples’ Advisory Committee seeks new members

headspace’s Lismore Young Peoples’ Advisory Committee seeks new members

headspace’s Lismore Young Peoples’ Advisory Committee is looking for new members.

The Young Peoples’ Advisory Committee (YPAC) at headspace Lismore is made up of volunteers aged 12-25 years who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people. headspace aims to have young people involved in every aspect of the decision-making to ensure young people’s voices and opinions remain front and centre.

Are you 12-25 and passionate about making a difference?

headspace Lismore aims to have young people involved in every aspect of the decision-making for our centre.

This includes:

·       Planning and helping run youth events and other programs including art workshops, markets, comps, hosting headspace stalls at festivals and more.

·       Evaluating and helping shape the delivery of headspace services.

·       Assisting in the design and development of our centre.

·       Attending various meetings for local organisations/services/schools and presenting on behalf of headspace Lismore.

·       Giving the youth a voice 

·       Building self-confidence and developing personal skills

·       Giving feedback and ideas on policies and procedures, including recruitment and staff training.

·       Developing our social media platforms and community engagement strategies.

We meet fortnightly on a Tuesday from 5:30pm at our centre.

Please follow the EOI link and/or share amongst your networks:


The Northern Rivers NAIDOC Program is out!

The Northern Rivers NAIDOC Program is out!

The Northern Rivers NAIDOC Program is out!

It’s time to reach out to the community, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous and come together to help celebrate this year’s NAIDOC Week, July 3 to 10.

We are also hoping to see the wider communities, Cabbage Tree Island, Ballina, Coraki, Casino, Lismore, Goonellabah, Evans Head and surroundings come together in a mutual show of love and resilience after these trying times we have had with the floods and other disasters.


A showcase of Aboriginal-led early years and family support programs

A showcase of Aboriginal-led early years and family support programs

After the success of our Best practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led early intervention programs webinar and the profiles launch, SNAICC is hosting a lunchtime webinar that showcases Aboriginal-led early years and family support programs.

We want to highlight the strengths and benefits our Aboriginal community-controlled organisations have in working with children, families, and communities and share learnings with the sector and other ACCOs.

In this webinar, we will hear directly from organisations about what is working best and how they’re overcoming barriers to provide support. You will hear from:

Please submit your questions to [email protected] for the speakers, att: Lily Harris


  • Date: June 20
  • 1200-1300 Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
  • Attendees submit questions

Register for the Zoom webinar here

Broadwater Community flood support information night

Broadwater Community flood support information night

The Broadwater Community Centre is holding an event for community members to meet local community flood relief representatives and support agencies.

This is a chance to learn about a range of available services and support to help you through the flood crisis. The event will be held on Friday, June 24, at the Broadwater Community Centre 4pm to 7pm.

The event is free and attending organisations include:
the National Recovery and Resilience Agency
the Rural Financial Counselling Service
Richmond Valley Council
Red Cross

Dinner and entertainment is provided.

For information contact Rural Aid’s Sharon Novak on  0428 416 889 or [email protected]

Participate in the NSW Regional health plan – Aboriginal Community and health sector consultations

Participate in the NSW Regional health plan – Aboriginal Community and health sector consultations

We are seeking expressions of interest from community members and health workers to participate in NSW Regional Health Plan consultations 

The Consultation sessions are designed to hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across NSW regional, rural and remote areas a number of key area to improve regional and rural health. Consultation sessions will be held with people working in the health sector as well as community experiences as patients.

  • Session 1 Wed 15 June 11.30am – 1.00pm Community members (and Elders)
  • Session 2 Wed 15 June 11.30am – 1.00pm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce
  • Session 3 Thurs 16 June 11.30am – 1.00pm Community, youth specific (25 years and under)
  • Session 4 Thurs 16 June 11.30am – 1.00pm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce

 Please send a short email expressing your interest to [email protected], including your

–      Name, age and location

–      Current job title or role in community

–      Identify if you would like to participate in a community session or a health sector session

–      Preferred consultation time

Successful EOIs will be confirmed to reflect representation from different regions and backgrounds.

Participants will receive a $100 voucher, as acknowledgement of their time and contribution.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

Please share this invitation through your networks.


Proposals open for NSW Strong Communities Program

Proposals open for NSW Strong Communities Program

Proposals are now open for providers interested in delivering the Northern NSW Strong Community Program.

Healthy North Coast, Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service, Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation and Rekindling the Spirit are seeking proposals from qualified and experienced organisations.

Services: clinical and or psychosocial trauma-informed services that align with models of Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing

Trauma-based programs: evidence-based programs with a specific focus on trauma-informed principles for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Social and emotional wellbeing programs: programs that are aligned to the principles of Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing, that are guided by the communities’ preferences and focus on improving connection to body; mind and emotions; family and kin; community; culture; Country; and spirituality

Education/early intervention: programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that provide early intervention and psychoeducation, such as tools and resources to assist with managing stressors and other life events, or tips to support others managing increased stress or worry.

Connection to health and social supports: programs that promote linkages with culturally appropriate health and support services, including mental health, and alcohol and other drugs, to better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with health and social and emotional wellbeing needs.

Visit Tenderlink to find out more.

Resilient Lismore seeks Wellbeing and Welfare Coordinator

Resilient Lismore seeks Wellbeing and Welfare Coordinator

Resilient Lismore is seeking a a Wellbeing and Welfare Coordinator to be based in Lismore. It is a part-time position, 25 hours per week, with occasional Saturday work. It is a12 week fixed-term, with possible extension based on funding.
Award: Level 4.1 SCHADS Salary: $74,000 – $82,000 per annum (pro rata) depending on experience, plus 10% superannuation and 17.5% leave loading.

About Resilient Lismore

Resilient Lismore is a grassroots, community-led organisation that first formed as Lismore Helping Hands during the 2017 floods in Lismore, NSW. It is a community based charitable organisation supporting Lismore residents and businesses in their recovery by connecting them with volunteer help, donated goods and materials, information and services. Our purpose is to mitigate the impacts of poverty, disadvantage and suffering that result from natural disasters, through the mobilisation of
both spontaneous and formal offers of help in the recovery effort.

Position Summary

Under guidance of the Executive Director, this role will coordinate the wellbeing activities of Resilient Lismore. This role will coordinate the provision of trauma-informed, low intensity interventions, that include individually tailored psychological and social wellbeing support, referrals and practical recovery assistance.

Dependent on successful funding from the Healthy North Coast (HNC) Community Wellbeing and
Resilience Grant Fund, this role may be extended for up to two years to manage project
implementation of ‘Above Water’ a community outreach and wellbeing project for flood impacted
residents. The outcome of the application should be known in July / August.

About the ‘Above Water’ Project

‘Above Water’ will cover a range of activities:
1. Low intensity interventions providing individually tailored psychological and social wellbeing support/referrals and practical community-based rebuild solutions.
2. Empower vulnerable residents through co-design processes to lead, network, build social capital and strengthen community connectedness using soft entry points (workshops, skills building, creative arts).
3. Build an experienced disaster recovery workforce. Enhance skills / capabilities through training and experiential learning.. Mentor emerging leaders, and volunteers with a lived flood experience to actively engage in their own recovery while supporting the community’s recovery.
4. Coordinate collaborative approaches, improve communication, respond to needs and co-create innovative responses through developing and chairing the Lismore Wellbeing Collective, our advocacy work and working with collaborators and recovery involved organisations.
5. Offer wrap-around trauma-informed care with partnerships addressing emerging needs, e.g. assisting flood-affected community workers with pro bono professional supervision through Australian professional membership associations.


The Wellbeing & Welfare Coordinator reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with the
other core coordinators (Volunteer Coordinator, Recovery Coordinator, Field Coordinator) and the
Operations Manager.


Community Wellbeing
● Support well being and debrief processes for RL volunteers and staff
● Under guidance from the ED, coordinate community outreach and wellbeing activities for flood impacted residents in order to connect them with a wide range of support.
● Coordinate provision of timely trauma-informed support to community members, and respond to referrals and requests for support.
● Coordinate warm referrals to mental health and other wellbeing services as required.
● Ensure a culturally safe environment for flood affected community members.
● Implement strategies to improve awareness of support, mental health and wellbeing services available to the community.
● Monitor and report on emerging community wellbeing and mental health needs.
● Oversee the accurate collation and publishing of wellbeing services and information on the Flood Help NR website and social media, with the Communications Officer.

Team Management

● Manage a small team of wellbeing volunteers.
● Alongside the Executive Director and Recovery Coordinator, assist with the management of
up to 20 university placements students (from July), and complete any reports and
supervision requirements (noting that supervision will primarily be provided by the
● Respond to any issues or feedback from volunteers or students, and raise issues as
necessary with the Executive Director or University as required.
● Work with Volunteer Coordinator to ensure volunteers complete timesheets.
● Ensure well being volunteers are appropriately trained/briefed on dealing with flood affected community members, including identifying training needs (e.g. Accidental Counsellor, Mental Health First Aid).
● Work with Volunteer Coordinator to improve Resilient Lismore volunteer support / wellbeing, and develop a check-in tool and debrief process for Resilient Lismore volunteers.
● If HNC grant is successful, assist the ED and Operations Manager with recruitment of staff, including developing job descriptions.

Partnerships & Community Engagement

● Coordinate and chair the Lismore Wellbeing Collective, which aims to improve communication between local community groups and co-create innovative responses to community needs.
● Assist with writing project proposals and grant applications as required.


● Contribute to the development, review and implementation of policies and procedures relevant to the project and the organisation.

Above Water Project Management

● If HNC funding is successful during the initial contract term, it is expected you will work with the Executive Director to review and finalise the project implementation plan, and assist with staff recruitment and implementation as appropriate within realistic timeframes. As stated above, it is anticipated that if HNC funding is secured, this role will be extended and be
responsible for project implementation over the two year period. This will require the role
responsibilities and deliverables to be revised in line with the funded project.


● Assist with other duties as requested by the ED.

ABOUT YOU – Selection Criteria

● Tertiary qualifications and at least 3 years’ experience in social work, community welfare, psychology, mental health or similar.
● Training and experience in delivering trauma-informed care and support.
● Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
● Strong collaborator with experience in community, client and stakeholder engagement.
● Project management skills and ability to work creatively to recommend solutions and strategies to achieve project outcomes.
● Excellent organisational and time-management skills with the ability to prioritise.


● A Lismore or Northern Rivers based person is desirable.
● Team leadership experience

To apply:

This is initially an internal application process available to people who have registered with Resilient Lismore, but may be opened to the wider public depending on the number of suitable candidates. If you are interested, please call Elly on 0418 639 927 to discuss this role and the ‘Above Water’ project in more detail.
Ideally this candidate will be willing to take on the Above Water project coordination if HNC funding is successful, but we can be flexible if the ideal candidate does not wish to take on the longer term project.

To apply, your application must include:
● A 1-2 page EOI that addresses the selection criteria and highlights your suitability and interest in the position
● A resume with at least two professional referees
Applications are due midnight Sunday 19th June 2022 to Elly Bird at [email protected]
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