Centacare Acknowledged In Federal Parliament

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Centacare Acknowledged In Federal Parliament
From Left: Richard Austin and Peter Ross (Centacare), Sheryl Thomas (Tas Community Fund), Geoff Lyons MP


Federal Member for Bass, Mr Geoff Lyons, recently acknowledged one of Centacare Tasmania's flagship programs, the Challenging Abusive Behaviour (CAB) program in the Federal Parliament.

In his speech to the House of Representatives, Mr Lyons commended the excellent work that Centacare is doing in George Town which has recently been funded by a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund.


"Centacare Tasmania Family Services have been active in the state since 1960. They provide a variety of counselling and support services, including on families and relationships, settlement services, sexual health, parenting and supported housing," Mr Lyons said.

"I recently had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Challenging Abusive Behaviour program at Centacare in George Town. This is another extremely worthwhile program that aims to educate men about respectful relationships, leading to a better way of life and a more fulfilling lifestyle."

Mr Lyons acknowledged the work of  the CAB program facilitator in Centacare member, Peter Ross.

"He made the point that domestic violence or abuse in any form is never acceptable. He has seen firsthand the difference the program can make to individuals and the benefits it has
for families and the wider community."

"For the past 15 years, Centacare has provided the CAB program throughout Tasmania—always unfunded until now. I would like to sincerely thank the Tasmanian Community Fund for providing funding to Centacare to allow them to run the Challenging Abusive Behaviour program for the next three years in George Town."

"I congratulate Centacare for the ongoing support and services they provide to the Tasmanian
community and wish them the very best with this latest program."