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July 2017

Tipping the Scales to address family violence

The Tipping the Scales project is now up and running in Maryborough. The project is a Community Justice Partnership (CJP) and justice reinvestment program run by Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (LCCLC) in Central Goldfields Shire. LCCLC is working with Go Goldfields partner organisations to collectively identify and address injustices faced by women, children, young [...]

June 2017

ALNF receives $47,600 grant from Bank of Melbourne for early literacy initiatives in Central Goldfields Shire

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia and raises funds to develop innovative projects for individuals, families and communities. Originally funded by Go Goldfields in 2013, and generously supported by the Collier Charitable Fund to date, the ALNF’s Early Language and Literacy Program (EL&L) [...]

ALNF early literacy training

Teachers and teachers’ aides from some of Central Goldfields’ local schools and preschools have been coming together for training as part of ALNF’s Early Language and Literacy Program. Since 2013 this initiative has already seen more than 60 local early years educators and carers trained in early literacy techniques.

April 2017

Talking family violence at the UN

In her roles as CEO at the Centre for Non-Violence and Go Goldfields Family Violence Action Group convener, Margaret Augerinos has recently given a presentation to the United Nations in New York on the work the Central Goldfields community is doing to collectively address family violence in our shire. In particular, Margaret spoke of the valuable insights [...]

March 2017

Goldfields Family Centre official opening!

Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Families and Children, officially opened the new Goldfields Family Centre today. The centre brings together in the one handy location, 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten, Maternal and Child Health, child care and speech pathology services, family day care and supported playgroup coordination and the Toy Library. As an indication of [...]

February 2017

Digital Storytelling Wrap Up Film

The inspirational story behind the stories! A look at the many talents and aspirations of our young and fabulous filmmakers in our Wrap Up film – click here to view.

January 2017

NGV Kids on Tour – Free art workshops

Kids aged between 4 and 12 can participate in FREE hands-on art making workshops and activities as part of the 2017 NGV Kids on Tour initiative. Inspired by the National Gallery of Victoria’s summer exhibitions, John Olsen: the You Beaut Country and Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids, kids and families will create John Olsen-inspired drawings or [...]

December 2016

Winners announced! Young Filmmakers Digital Storytelling Premiere and Awards Night

What an inspiring evening we have had at our Young Filmmakers Digital Storytelling Premiere and Awards Night. Congratulations to all our young filmmakers on their creative efforts and their wonderful films! And special congratulations to our winning filmmakers: BEST FILM: Ty Elliott Thompson - When Life Gives You Lemons  PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Peppa Breitinger - Polka Dots for [...]

Child Aware Local Initiative – Build Your Village Here and YACS Website Launch

The Build Your Village Here website was launched on Monday December 12 in the Maryborough Library. The launch kicked off with story time read to local children by none other than the Cat in the Hat himself, and free face painting by Witchetty. The event was well attended by local families, local service providers as [...]

Go Goldfields Family Violence Call to Action Launch and Celebration

Many community members and services turned out on November 25 to celebrate our Family Violence Call to Action Launch and Celebration to recognise and celebrate the collaboration and work of the Central Goldfields community to address family violence. Speakers included Emma King - CEO Victorian Council of Social Services, Paula Nixon - Central Goldfields Shire Councilor, Gary Higgins – Maryborough Rotary, [...]