This February, the newly established Joint Taskforce will officially commence its critical work addressing issues associated with the implementation of the Permanency Support Program.
This team, which is comprised of representatives from AbSec, the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and ACWA, has already met to discuss important governance arrangements that need to be addressed ahead of the official February start date.
Work has also begun to identify the areas and activities that will be a priority for the Taskforce. This work is being informed by feedback received from ACWA members during a recent consultation process. ACWA extends our thanks to the many member agencies who responded to our call for input on this crucial planning issue.
Early in the new year, ACWA will host a meeting to update interested agencies on related adjustments that have been made to the work plan in light of the feedback we have received. We will also be keen at this time to canvass communication strategies that will ensure the ongoing work of the Taskforce will continue to be informed by a strong NGO voice.
In the meantime, ACWA looks forward to keeping you updated on this initiative as developments arise.
If you have any enquiries regarding the Taskforce, please contact ACWA CEO Steve Kinmond: firstname.lastname@example.org