Hon Judi Moylan

Moylan presents WA winners with Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partner

Member for Pearce Judi Moylan was delighted to present the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships 2004, at a ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel Perth today. Ms Moylan said the Prime Minister’s award was a prestigious one and congratulated the winners on their individual contributions to the community. Ms Moylan presented the following four prizes. WA - SMALL BUSINESS –AWARD WINNER Virtual Cancer Centre.Com Pty Ltd with Silver Chain Nursing Association Inc Virtual Cancer Centre.Com Pty Ltd (the Virtual Cancer Centre) provides online information on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer to health professionals, patients and the general public. Silver Chain’s Hospice Care Service, established in 1982, is one of Australia’s largest community based palliative care services. The service provides home care for people who are terminally ill, for their families and carers throughout Western Australia. In 2003 the Virtual Cancer Centre invited Silver Chain to form a partnership to develop an online patient held record system. WA - MEDIUM BUSINESS – AWARD WINNER Jacobs Sverdrup Australia with South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council and other partners The partnership has developed an economic development strategy and a set of coordinated ‘nation building’ plans for the Noongar people of South West Australia. The partnership has been developed in full consultation with the Office of Aboriginal Economic Development (OAED). The business sought out the OAED and the representatives of the Noongar people and in consultation identified a project on which the partnership could work. The partnership has been carefully planned and modelled and there is a significant degree of strategic planning. WA - MEDIUM BUSINESS – ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD MODAL with WACOSS The Western Australian Council of Social Service Inc (WACOSS) is the peak council of community service organisations and individuals in Western Australia. Modal’s purpose is to create value in Australasian businesses by improving the performance of people, teams and organisations. In 2001, WACOSS and MODAL recognised the significant need for management training in the not-for-profit sector, thus the partnership was established. This resulted in the launch of the Community Management and Leadership Program in 2003. WA - LARGE BUSINESS – AWARD WINNER Freehills with Sussex Street Community Law Service The 12-year old partnership between Freehills, one of Australia’s largest commercial law firms, and Sussex Street Community Law Service, a not-for-profit legal practice, works to ensure access to legal services for socially disadvantaged members of the community. The primary purpose of the partnership is the provision of legal services however the level of support provided by Freehills to the Sussex Street Community Law Service is extensive and varied and positively impacts across all areas of the organisation including client services, human resources, finance, capital, public relations, management and governance. The awards presentation is part of Community Business Day – Perth, which is designed to give businesses and community organisations in Perth a better understanding of the benefit of working in collaboration to generate positive outcomes for the community. Ms Moylan praised the collective work of the organisations involved. “Working together can mean achieving incredible outcomes. It’s all about pooling resources and combining skills to get results,” Ms Moylan said.

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