Pacific Island Reference Group (PIRG)
Following major Pacific Islands Forum in 2008 and 2010 a clear mandate was created to establish a coordinating body unifying, supporting and driving issues for Pacific Island communities. This body became the Pacific Islands Reference Group (PIRG) and was duly incorporated as a legal entity in 2011.
As the peak body for Pacific communities in the South East, PIRG looks to capture the voice of Pacific communities, champion community development and capacity building issues and advocate across the three tiers of government for better outcomes for Pacific people.
Introducing the New Pacific Island Reference Group Management Committee 2013-2014
The Executive Committee:President - Tiso Fiaola – ( Tokelau)Vice President- Lome Swan – (Fiji)Secretary- Kalisi Bese – (Fiji)Treasurer- Jimaima Le Grand – (Fiji)Committee Members:Ofa Fukofuka – (Tonga)Rev. Steve Havilitama – (Niue)Paul Tomane – (Samoa)Moeroa Moeara – (Cook Islands)Stella Miria Robinson (PNG)
We thank all the past members of the PIRG.
PIRG - Current Activities
Capacity Building Project organisational development to build the PIRG internal capacity as well as improving stakeholder management capability.
Exploring a partnership with Forester Group to deliver financial planning workshop.
Developing a funding database of appropriate funding sources and closing dates
Developing Communications Strategy (including website and social media)
Writing a Policy and Procedures Handbook
Upcoming Community Events!!!
- Cook Island Fundraiser - 03 August 2013Tokelau Community Radio Drive - 03 August 2013ASSI - QLD Parliament Dinner - 10/08/2013ASSI - Brisbane City Hall Reception - 14/08/2013ASSI - Brisbane Memorial March - 17/08/2013Qld Samoan Fundraiser - 24/08/2013Fiji Senior Citizens - 31 August 2013QVITI BALL - 28 September 2013Pasifika Vibes - 07/10/2013 - Deception Bay
Pacific Sports Partnerships grants recipients announced
Minister for International Development, the Hon Melissa Parke MP, Minister for Sport, Senator the Hon Don Farrell and Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Senator the Hon Matt Thistlethwaite, today announced 11 Australian national sporting organisations have been selected to receive funding through the second phase of the Pacific Sports Partnerships (PSP) program.http://www.ausaid.gov.au/MediaReleases/Pages/pacific-sports-partnerships-grants-recipients-announced.aspx
The Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children (Foundation) is working to raise awareness and engage the community in action to prevent violence against women and their children.
We are a new organisation, launched in July 2013, by the Commonwealth Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon Julie Collins MP, and the Victorian Minister for Community Services, the Hon Mary Wooldridge MP