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 From the Outside Looking In

Jonathon Welch AM on Social Inclusion Week 2014
Jonathon Welch AM on Social Inclusion Week 2014
Social Inclusion Week event ideas from photo montage of SIW 2013 events
Social Inclusion Week event ideas from photo montage of SIW 2013 events
SIW Quote of the Week


"Be inclusive. When you bring more heads together, you get more answers." 

- Anonymous 





 28 November 2014 
Social Inclusion Week
22- 30 November, 2014


Our national community was deeply saddened today at the news of the passing of Australian Test Cricketer, Phil Hughes. He embodied a vision of the future of his sport and inspired many thousands of Australians to engage in this national sport. It is a shock, an unprecedented occurrence and one that leaves many distressed and concerned. We share this loss and extend our condolences to his family and to his community of friends.

Just a few days earlier this week, Cricket Australia had made a major announcement, and we felt that we should share this with you.
On Tuesday morning Cricket Australia announced their 'National Community Engagement Framework', and Social Inclusion Week Ambassador, Adam Gilchrist and Lisa Sthalaker, former Captain of the Australian Women's Cricket team, launched a range of major social inclusion initiatives which they believe will re-energise the sport across the country. This Framework reinforces Cricket Australia's goal to give every person in Australia, irrespective of gender, background, age, ability, or sexuality the opportunity to be involved in the great game from the grassroots to high performance.

Over these final three days of SIW there are over 50 events happening around the country including many weekend festivals and fun days. And yes, you can still register your event. Head to or check out SIW on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation online using the hashtag #SIW14. And of course feel free to contact us at

 Final Three Days of SIW

Day 7: Friday 28
Social Inclusion at WYCWoden Community Service Inc.ACT
Ability Links Local Community LaunchAbility LinksNSW
Community ConnectKempsey Neighbourhood Centre Inc.NSW
Social Inclusion and DiversityCity of Ryde CouncilNSW
Wheelchair Quidditch National ChampionshipsWheelchair Quidditch AssociationNSW
Absolutely Everybody Brisbane - pop-up performanceSchool of Hard KnocksQLD
Bingo (Friday nights)Carindale ConnectQLD
Bring a friend - twilight lawn bowls nightCarindale ConnectQLD
Free Movie Night - Closed CaptioningPCYC Upper RossQLD
connect!2014No Strings Attached Theatre of DisabilitySA
Boyd Playroom Open SessionBoyd Community HubVIC
Group DancingHastings Primary SchoolVIC
Immunisations at BoydBoyd Community HubVIC
Know Thyself as Soul FoundationhBoyd Community HubVIC
Social Inclusion Week Roadshow - LeongathaNetball VictoriaVIC
Voices Without Borders Sing at  Flagstaff GardensAMESVIC
Yulong Wushu - Tai ChiBoyd Community HubVIC
NEEN+ Bunbury: Energy Efficiency Gathering (WA)National Energy Efficiency NetworkWA
Sing with MotherSong LEEDERVILLEMotherSongWA
Social Inclusion Training for Youth Workers - PerthInclusion WAWA
Social Inclusion Week SundownerInclusion WA and YACWAWA
Youth Photography CompetitionInclusion WAWA

Day 8: Saturday 29
Walk 4 AbilityTADACT - Technical Aid to the Disabled ACTACT
Social Inclusion week BBQ in the parkCamellia Cottage & The New School of Arts Neighbourhood house NSW
Social Inclusion Week ConcertByron Community CentreNSW
Community Expo - Embrace DiversityGoondiwindi & District Community GardenQLD
Let Us Open The DoorBarbara Robinson and Tania HornbergQLD
Minnippi parkrun 1st anniversaryCarindale ConnectQLD
Toowoomba Fusion FestivalMental Wellness and Support Centre (DSN Toowoomba)QLD
Seaford Community Skate JamCity of OnkaparingaSA
Come & Try SurfingSouth Coast Access Alliance & Offshore SurfVIC
Hatha Yoga at BoydBoyd Community HubVIC
Rosedale's Park Party!Rosedale Neighbourhood HouseVIC
Walk, Wheel & Push Moorabool Shire CouncilVIC
Disability Indoor SoccerRecreational Opportunities for Adults with DisabilitiesWA
The Southwest Get AlongEnable Southwest & Outback AcademyWA
SHOWOFF! Arts FestivalDown Syndrome New South WalesNSW

Day 9: Sunday 30
ALLtogether 2014State Library of QueenslandQLD
Falcons Footy 'Come & Try' Rugby League DayFalcons Footy Rugby League QLD
PARTY IN THE PARK for social inclusionDemented Artist Group IncQLD
Family Fun DayTASCARE Society for ChildrenTAS
Daylesford Community Op Shop Friends of Cornish HillFriends of Daylesford Community ParkVIC
Hallelujah Gospel Chorus - RehearsalSchool of Hard KnocksVIC
Villa Maria and Transurban Out & About Family Fun DayVilla MariaVIC
Sunday Sizzle - BibraBefriendWA
Sunday Sizzle - SubiBefriendWA


To find out more about the events listed above and many others click here.
Social Inclusion Week 2014 Photo Competition
It's on again! Take a photo of your Social Inclusion Week event for your chance to win a $50 gift card
Click here for more information

Best wishes to all,





Dr Jonathon Welch AM

Founder Social Inclusion Week

Founding Music Director Choir of Hard Knocks

Founder School of Hard Knocks

Australian of the Year Local Hero 2008



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