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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

60 seconds with Sylvana Haynes-ter Meulen
From Goolburri Health Advancement Co. Ltd.

Senior Practitioner Family Well Being

1. Where your mob from:
It's complicated! I come originally from Indonesia, where I was born. I am currently still looking for my mother's family in Indonesia. From there we moved to the Netherlands, where I grew up. I now live in Australia and have been here since 1985.

2. Name a Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person that has influenced your life or encouraged to be the person you are?
I have been really lucky and had a lot people in my life that have mentored me and are still mentoring me. One person who has been shaping my views is Dundalli, through the book "Warrior". Professor Marcia Langton has also been important in teaching me.

3. 5 things I cannot live without:
My partner, our children, Australian sunsets, my books, humour and laughter.

4. What is your favourite flavoured ice cream?
Vanilla ice cream, but really any ice cream! I like colours though.

5. If you could have a drink with someone from history who would it be? And what drink would you have?
I think I have already answered this for one of the other questions. It would be Dundalli. I don't care what I drink really, I like gin and tonic though.

6. If you could be an animal what would you be?
I would be an eagle. I used to dream I was an eagle. Since than I found out that is a sign of someone who is mad???

7. What is your favourite season and why?
Spring and autumn because autumn reminds me of all things changing, and I love the colours, and being born again in spring with different colours.

8. What do you miss most about being a kid?
Acting like a kid. Especially the jumping about and moving like a kid. And the fact that it is acceptable to make mistakes that you can learn from when you're a kid.

9. What hobby or activity that you don't do now but think you might like to do when you retire?
I would like to make things, anything really. I have just been given a cordless drill that I can drag with me wherever there is something to make. I would spend more time just with people and friends. It will be good not to have to rush everything all the time.

10. What goes through your mind when your boss asks to talk to you privately?
That makes me giggle, because I experience this often and always think that I must have forgotten something, or said something silly. The good thing is that I pretend that I have forgotten because I am old...which no one believes!

11. What song do you love to dance to?
I love songs from St Paul and the Broken Bones. Just have a listen on YouTube.

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JOSHUA PAINE - QATSICPP BUSINESS SUPPORT OFFICER

1. Where your mob from:
Gunai Kurnai - Lakes Entrances Gippsland Victoria

2. Name an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person that has influenced your life or encouraged to be the person you are?
My Grandmother has without a doubt been my strongest influence on me to become the person I am today.

3. 5 things I cannot live without:
My Children (Tyreece & Laylah) My Family & Friends, My car, Sports and laughter are things I don't think I could live without.

4. What is your favourite flavoured ice cream?
Peanut Butter - even though I hate peanut butter spread.

5. If you could have a drink with someone from history who would it be? And what drink would you have?
It would be Eddie Mabo and I would have a drink of aged whiskey.

6. If you could be an animal what would you be?
I would be an eagle even though I have a fear of birds. Freedom to soar high above all with no restrictions

7. What is your favourite season and why?
Summer because the days are amazing to do things with the family (boating, fishing, camping and it's cricket season)

8. What do you miss most about being a kid?
Playing outside till all hours and not having to stress about everyday things that you do as an adult.

9. What hobby or activity that you don't do now but think you might like to do when you retire?
I will be travelling Australia witnessing all of our beautiful country in a big flash caravan also experience an ashes series in the UK (cricket)

10. What goes through your mind when your boss asks to talk to you privately?
Have a discussion about my upcoming work schedule.

11. What song do you love to dance to?
I love to dance to all music but my favourite track would have to be "Where's your head at" by Basement Jaxx.

QATSICPP was recently certified under the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standards on 20 October 2017. This process was long, enduring and very positive for QATSICPP. We learnt that we are on the right path when it comes to providing quality representation and services that are applicable to our Member Organisations.

The ISO 9001:2015 Standards ensure QATSICPP is providing quality outputs and outcomes to ensure the knowledge of QATSICPP is understood internally (QATSICPP staff and Board members) and externally (Member Organisations and stakeholders). This process guarantees that QATSICPP is transparent and accountable in all aspects of its work.

The Standards provide a basis of continuous quality improvement; and further provide QATSICPP with the ability and tools to continually strive for excellence in order to meet the expectations of our Membership and partners. This ensures the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families are heard and represented accordingly within the Queensland Child Protection sector.

Attached is the Certificate of Registration QATSICPP received from the Institute of Healthy Communities (IHCA) on the 5 of December 2017.

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QATSICPP AGM (Annual General Meeting)
Date: Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 1.00pm
Location: QATSICPP Office, 14 Horan Street, West End Qld 4101
 
Read or download the AGM Notice Papers here.
  • Child Protection Environment

    53.7%

    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

    69,200

    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.