2023 — 4 speeches
It began with an idea
10 May 2003
Communities in Control 2003 was the first ever Communities in Control Conference.
The conference drew an unexpected crowd of more than 1300; organisers had to change venues three times to accommodate the groundswell of interest.
Communities in Control 2003 kickstarted and embedded the principles that have dictated each annual conference since:
- that for communities to survive and thrive, they must be in charge of their own destinies;
- that communities must have the practical support they need to set their own priorities, design their own approaches, and create their own solutions; and
- that when those first two principles are met, communities will be stronger, safer, healthier and more vibrant.
The Hon Amanda Vanstone
Stronger Families Need Stronger Communities: Exploring the relationship between communities in control and the strengthening families and communities program
Prof. Fiona Stanley
Protecting our Young: Do stronger communities lead to stronger young people and a stronger society?
Cr Stephen Mayne
Democracy and Advocacy: How can community groups swim successfully against the flow?
The Hon. Bronwyn Pike