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Ofa Fukofuka

CAMS Pacific Island Advocacy Program Leader
(07) 3214 7115 or 0406 992 491
ofa@multilink.org.au

Multilink Community Services
www.multilink.org.au

Full time, Monday-Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm

 

 

 

Key priorities

  1. Utilizing the result of the University of Queensland research to investigate the impact of the changes in 2001 of the Trans-Tasman Travel Agreement on the Pacific Island communities in Queensland with the CAMS network case studies to develop an advocacy strategy in response to the needs of the Pacific Island Communities
  2. Work with the Pacific Island Community to develop a project on Community Fire Safety
  3. Strengthen the linkage of the various Pacific Island community organisations to facilitate their development towards a more collaborative approach and a united front in dealing with issues that are faced by their various communities

Key priority areas for the next six months

1. Set up an overarching Pacific Island Community Organisation for Queensland

2. Prepare the advocacy submission on the Trans-Tasman Travel Agreement

3 Put a framework in place to prepare for Talanoa Pisifika Conference 2013

CAMS showcase

Talanoa Pasifika Conference 2012

The Conference was held last Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June at Griffith University Logan Campus. The Conference was a great success with attendance from Government and Non-government service providers, Academic Institution of Queensland including speakers from the Australian National University and Victoria University  Melbourne and the Pacific Island communities of South East Queensland, Northern Queensland including Cairns, Townsville, Bundaberg and also New South Wales.

Well done to the organising team which was made up of CAMS workers, service providers and community representatives. We hope we can build on the success of this year, and ensure it is going to be a regular event.

The Conference was the CAMS State-wide Pacific Island Advocacy Program Leader initiated project.

Community development

Current Advocacy

New and emerging issues

The Pacific Island Advocacy coordinator is managing a Diversity and Social Cohesion project ‘Logan Alive’ aims at promoting inter-community harmony and understanding. The project stem from events involving Pacific Island and African young people. The project works with combine community leaders, and combines music and food as a mechanism to achieve its aims.

Updates from networks and working groups

Convene the Queensland Pacific Island Workers Network (QPIWN) which meets monthly to share information and to work cooporately on member’s project. Quarterly combine meeting with Pacific Indigenous Nations Network (PINN) which is base in the Gold Coast to do the same.

Photos of the Talanoa Pasifika Conference

Opening Ceremony Flags of the Pacific by Youth

Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker Dr Tracie Mafile’o

Workshop with Elaine Seeto

 

Previous updates

 

January 2012
July 2011

January 2011
July 2010
Profile updated June 2012.