The NHWA International Conference was held on the Gold Coast during the month of May. Members from Tasmania joined with their NHW counterparts from every other state and territory in Australia to share initiatives and be inspired by the commitment and enthusiasm of like-minded people from far and wide.
It was significant that the Prime Minister wrote a letter of welcome and support, Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews gave a personal address, and the conference was formally opened by the Mayor Tom Tate from the City of the Gold Coast. Clearly, NHW is a brand that is well known, valued, and supported.
Although impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 risks, members who could not be there in person joined in from online connections and hubs which proved the value of modern technology for real time engagement. This was a fabulous event with lots of excellent presenters providing news and evidence that supported the importance and value of Neighbourhood Watch across the globe.
In future articles, we will be bringing you details on the ideas, evidence, and initiatives presented at the conference. So until then, stay safe.