IT’S ALL ABOUT FAMILIES STICKING TOGETHER: NATIONAL FAMILIES WEEK 2011 (15-21 MAY)

Next week is National Families Week; it will highlight what makes families strong in good and tough times.

“This year, over 110,000 people will participate in hundreds of local community events across Australia,” according to Families Australia Chief Executive, Brian Babington.

“As well as celebrating family life in general, this year’s special theme –Sticking together: families in good and tough times’ – encourages everyone to think about the things that make their family strong in both good and tough times, whatever their circumstances.”

“The aim of National Families Week 2011 is to celebrate the vital role that families play.  This Families Week, let’s all take time to explore ways we can support each other – in our families and communities – through all the ups and downs of daily life.”

National Families Week is run by Families Australia, an independent, national, peak, not-for-profit body representing the interests of families, on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. National Families Week is also supported by Centrelink throughout Australia.  National Families Week coincides with the UN International Day of Families on 15 May, with its theme this year of ‘Confronting family poverty’.

To arrange interviews with Brian Babington or National Families Week 2011 Ambassadors, contact 0417 550 149 (Brian Babington) or Families Australia on (02) 6273 4885.

To see the list of registered public National Families Week events in your local area and the list of NFW Ambassadors go to http://www.familiesaustralia.org.au/familiesweek/index.htm

Contact Brian Babington, Chief Executive Officer
Suite 3, 7 National Circuit, Barton, ACT, 2600
M: 0417 550 149
P: 02 6273 4885
www.familiesaustralia.org.au