2019 — 9 speeches
It began with an idea
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