STRONGER FAMILIES, STRONGER COMMUNITIES: NATIONAL FAMILIES WEEK 2015

National Families Week 2015 will be held from Friday 15 May to Thursday 21 May 2015.

The aim of National Families Week 2015 is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. The 2015 theme is ‘Stronger families, stronger communities‘.

According to Families Australia Chief Executive Officer Brian Babington, “Families are the most important building block of our society. Stronger families also mean stronger, more resilient communities.”

“All Australians, including community organisations, schools, councils, companies and individuals, are invited to participate in National Families Week. This year around 125,000 people will participate in National Families Week registered events around Australia, illustrating the importance of families within the community.”

National Families Week is supported and promoted by Ambassadors, including Megan Mitchell, the National Children’s Commissioner, and 32 other prominent Australians who are champions for families and family wellbeing.

National Families Week is timed to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May. This day is observed by the United Nations to mark the importance placed on families as the most fundamental units of society, as well as to show the international community’s concern for family issues in many parts of the world.

Families Australia is a national, member-based, not-for-profit organisation which works to promote a national policy environment in which the needs and interests of families, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised, can be heard and addressed. Families Australia is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services to deliver National Families Week.

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