The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them. It has more than 130 organisational members and 250 individual members. Formed in 1981, RCOA is a non-profit organisation registered as an incorporated association in the Australian Capital Territory. It is funded through contributions from its members and by project grants from philanthropic bodies and government agencies.
Prisoners Aidoffers support to prisoners and their visitors.We accept that visiting a prison means time and money and at Prisoners Aid we want to help make your visit the best it can be.In emergencies or in stressful situations we can help people to get to the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), we can help with small amounts of money and we help prisoners and their families once the prisoner is released
Building relationships with prisoners, assisting them to regain independence on release and supporting them as they reintegrate with family and community.
Aims and Objectives include:
Supporting families and individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
To give assistance to those who find it difficult to gain support within the community.
To provide rehabilitative accommodation for men released from prison or involved in the criminal justice system.
Independent living and employment for released prisoners.
Re-building family relationships.
Building a safer community.
Promote awareness of needs of released prisoners.
Family support for people who have family in prisonBus service available to prison (bookings for prison visitors transport need to be made Fridays, between 1pm and 3pm)Emergency relief fundsOrganise visits to the prison.
Prisoners' Legal Service, Inc. is a community legal centre providing free legal advice to incarcerated persons and their families on matters relating to imprisonment. Prisoners' Legal Service is based in South Brisbane, Queensland servicing the entire state.
As the State's peak representative body inAboriginal affairs, the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council aims to protect the interests and further the aspirations of its members and the broader Aboriginal community. TheNew South Wales Aboriginal Land Council is committed to ensuring a better future for Aboriginal people by working for the return of culturally significant and economically viable land, pursuing cultural, social and economic independence for its people and being politically pro-active and voicing the position of Aboriginal people on issues that affect them.
The New SouthWales Teachers Federation is the registered trade union which covers NSW public school teachers. The New South Wales Teachers Federation represents all teachers in New South Wales public pre-schools, infants, primary and secondary schools and TAFE Institutes. Teachers in Schools for Specific Purposes and Corrective Services are also members. Our membership numbers include 39,000 permanent full-time teachers, about 4000 temporary teachers, 6000 casual and unemployed members and 6,000 TAFE teachers. The total membership stands at about 67,000 in 2007. The New South Wales Teachers Federation consults with members at school level where Federation Representatives are the people who have the right to speak for teachers on behalf of their union. School teachers are then grouped on a geographical basis to form local Associations. Each Association has an Executive to speak on behalf of teachers in the area. Teachers then elect representatives to their State Council which meets eight times per year. A state Executive body is elected by the Council to perform its business between Councils and the peak policy making body, Annual Conference.