2021 FCAWA Conference

This year’s conference was well received and crammed full of amazing speakers!

HIGHLIGHTS OF DAY ONE: David Scaife (MLA) and Melanie Every (FCAWA) welcomed everyone. Followed by Kerry-Ann Winmar’s “Welcome to Country”.

Louise O’Reilly spoke about inclusion and diversity and how we can each embrace and pursue this in our lives.

Louise O’Reilly on Inclusion and Diversity

Followed by Trish Hill Wall whose cultural awareness impacted us all.

Trish Hill Wall and cultural awareness

Taryn Harvey and Ali Clements spoke about the importance of caring about mental health.

Participants could connect with each others during the marketplace and community connection hub.

Famous Sharon who was the MC for day one entertained everyone in the conference and took a lot of selfies.

Recording done in day 1:

Premier Sponsor Speech FCAWA Conference 2021

HIGHLIGHTS OF DAY TWO:  Anna Bligh, the CEO of ABA gave everyone an update about Banking Code of Practice

Anna Bligh AC gives everyone an update

The Natural Disaster Panel provided insight into the recent natural disasters in WA with Chris Wheatcroft, Mandy Dehnel, Chris Gabelish, Andrew York and Tami Maitre.

The second day finished with with a Gala Dinner & Award Presentation with lots of dancing and fun!

It’s time for awards!

Other Presentations on day 2:

HIGHLIGHTS OF DAY THREE: Some more presentations before the closing of the first part of the FCAWA conference.

The panel for legal support was filled with engaging questions!

The conference was closed by Gary Newcombe (DMIRS) and Melanie Every (FCAWA).

Other presentations on day 3:

Recording done in day 3:

FCA Update – Fiona Guthrie

HIGHLIGHTS OF DAY FOUR: The Rural, Regional and Remote day was held at Kings Park. Welcome to Country by Kerry-Ann Winmar and a cultural walking tour was a great way to start the day!

Don Wilson gave participants updates about Telstra’s commitments to improve their practices.

Dr Catriona Stevens and Dr Katie Roe spoke about Elder Abuse

Ali Clements talks about suicide prevention in the regions

Other presentations on day 4: