Cessnock Youth Entertainment Committee Win Indent Grant


On the good news front, MusicNSW recently announced the recipients of the Indent Event Development Grants Program for events in 2018. With two levels of funding, the grants support teams of young people who are interested in staging their own all-ages, drug and alcohol-free music events. Indent event development grants are open to a group of at least five young people (aged 12-25) in partnership with a support organisation such as a local council or local youth service.

Cessnock Youth Entertainment Committee (CYEC), were once again successful with a grant for $5000 which they will put to good use during Youth Week 2018, to stage YouthFest @ Cessnock Skate Park Saturday 14th April from 10am till 4pm. This committee have a strong long-running connection to the Cessnock community and have staged a truckload of events over their 13 year history as well as holding a very long partnership with the Groovin’ The Moo festival coordinating the Youth Volunteer Program. They are also a driving force behind the success of Youth Week in Cessnock.

Gig shout outs to these young peeps making a massive impact in their local community.

Cessnock Youth Week: ready for take-off!

The Cessnock Youth Week steering committee are excited to present an action packed program of events for Youth Week 2018! We start early in the Cessnock area to make sure young people have the opportunity to hear about what is on offer and we do this by hosting free promo breakfasts in all the local high schools where each student also gets a printed copy of the event calendar.

Youth Week is a fantastic opportunity for our local young people to share ideas, attend live events, showcase their talents, learn new skills and most importantly, have fun!

The committee is incredibly proud to offer an inclusive program of events with 26 out of 27 events being accessible. While YouthFest is not 100% accessible, it will have accessible toilets, parking and the Including YOU tent.

Come along and check out the action!

Youth Week 2018 program FINAL WEB

Family, domestic and sexual violence fact sheet

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) has created a fact sheet based on some of the data sets in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) recent report, Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia 2018.

AIHW2018 Report Fact Sheet PURPLE2

Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in child protection decision-making

The SNAICC Report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family-led Decision Making Trials in Queensland January 2016 to June 2017 provides an overview of the trial design, purpose and implementation support provided by SNAICC. The report also presents key findings and makes 24 recommendations to inform future roll out of family-led decision makin.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family-led decision making trials were introduced in response to recommendations for reform to the child protection system proposed in Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection, the final report of the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (2012).

A comprehensive evaluation report on the trials will be available soon from research partners Winangali and Ipsos Australia.

To read the report, follow this link.

Protective Behaviours Australia Conference

The National Protective Behaviours Conference is a two-day event bringing together current research, innovative practice and systemic approaches that collectively reduce the incidence and impact of abuse and violence in the community through empowerment and education.

30-31 August 2018, Brisbane, QLD

For more information, follow this link.

$6.6 million to promote youth mentoring

Minister responsible for Youth, Ray Williams, has announced that four organisations will receive a share of $6.6 million over three years to deliver a youth mentoring program.