Sunday, May 25, 2014

2014 Resilient Australia Awards

The Resilient Australia Awards recognise innovative practices and achievements that are making our communities safer, stronger, more resilient and better prepared to manage any emergency situation. The awards cover all aspects of community safety and resilience with an emergency management focus including prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, risk assessment, research, education, training and knowledge management. 

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The 2014 Resilient Australia Awards Categories are: 
·         Not-for-Profit sector (including volunteer, youth, community groups and organisations) 
·         Education and research sector (including primary, secondary and tertiary education
           institutions and research organisations) 
·         Private sector (including individuals, small to medium enterprises, businesses and
           infrastructure providers) 
·         Photography 
·         Local Government 
·         State and Territory Government 
·         Australian Government 
Entries to the awards are encouraged from individuals, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, volunteers, private business, industry, educational and research bodies, and all levels of government. 
Judging of the awards occurs on two levels - State and National. NSW winners are recognised at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House and then go on to be judged at the national level along with entries from across Australia. 
The awards are sponsored by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in conjunction with State and Territory Governments with MPES coordinating the awards program for NSW. 
Entries for the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards close on Wednesday 2 July 2014.  
For more information about the awards and how to enter can be found at the Ministry for Police and Emergency Service’s website Should you require any further information, please contact Liz Gemes at the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services on (02) 8247 5911 or email 

Suicide Prevention Workshop, Wednesday 23 July 2014 Dubbo

Wesley LifeForce will be conducting a Suicide Prevention Workshop at Quality Inn Dubbo International, Squatters Room – 165 Whylandra St, Dubbo NSW 2830 on Wednesday 23 July 2014 from 9 am – 4 pm. There is no charge to attend the workshop.

The program helps participants recognise when a person may be having thoughts of suicide, and provides a simple strategy to intervene and assist them.

If you are interested in attending this workshop please register at : 

The training is open to community members aged over 18 years and each participant will receive a certificate of attendance as well as support materials.

Morning Tea will be provided.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Eat Cake and Have it Too: An Inspirational Workshop for Women

Eat Cake: An Inspiring Workshop for Women is coming to Wagga Wagga on Saturday 21st June 2014. 

Okay job, nice life but feeling stuck and dissatisfied?  At a cross roads in your life - seeking a career or life transition? Tired of always waiting for 'some day' to begin living your life to the full? Are you ready for something more? 

Go on, you are a busy woman and you deserve some time out to explore what you are truly capable of. You will love the venue for this workshop. Relax in the beautiful countryside at Cottontail Winery surrounded by picturesque vineyards and olive groves. Of course there will be time to share amazing food and a special private wine tasting to finish the day as we watch the sun set over the horizon. 

Would you like to create balance and flow in all areas of your life -work, career, relationships, health, home and finances? 

Imagine spending an entire day reconnecting with yourself. Explore what you really want and discover what will make your life full, fun and fulfilling. Then learn skills and strategies to take action to achieving your true potential and really live life on your terms. 

Check out to register. You can also join on facebook at 

Seats are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. 

Why not share this with a friend. Wagga Wagga is a lovely spot for a girls weekend.