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Walking a Tightrope - Resource Launch

4 April 2014

EN542_web.pngWalking a Tightrope is a comprehensive resource for people who have a family member who uses both alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and violence in their relationships. The resource has been produced through a partnership between Family Drug Support (FDS) and the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) and was funded by the Department of Social Security. 

There will be three events associated with the launch of this resource: a national launch and workshop in Sydney followed by workshops in Melbourne and Adelaide. The Melbourne and Adelaide workshops will commence with an opening address by a high profile family violence sector representative.


Download Walking a Tightrope. Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Violence: A Guide for Families


National Launch & Workshop ~ Sydney

When: Monday 14 April 2014

Where: Parliament House Theatrette, 6 Macquarie St, Sydney

Time: Opening address will commence at 12.45pm

  Workshop from 2.00pm to 4.00pm 

Opening Address: The Hon. Kevin Humphries, MP

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Workshops ~ Melbourne & Adelaide


When: Tuesday 15 April 2014

Where: Victoria Room, 4th Floor Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Time: Opening address at 1.30pm

 Workshop from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Opening Address: Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria

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When: Wednesday 30 April 2014

Where: Room 1, First Floor, Flinders University Victoria Square, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide

Time: Opening address commences at 1.30pm

  Workshop from 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Opening Address: Senior Sergeant Sharon Walker-Roberts, Victim Policy State Coordinator 

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Workshop Facilitators

The workshops will be delivered by Tony Trimingham OAM and Michael White. Tony is the CEO of FDS a primarily volunteer organisation he founded to assist families affected by AOD problems after the fatal overdose of his son Damien. Michael is Senior Project Manager - Workforce Development, NCETA. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the community sector implementing workforce development strategies.