Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Former Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Volunteering reference group ready to take sector forward

    21/02/2018 3:50 PM
    • McGowan Government fulfils another election commitment, setting up a dedicated community reference group to take the volunteering sector forward
    • Volunteering industry experts to advise on issues and ways to advance volunteering 

    The McGowan Government has fulfilled its election commitment to establish a Volunteering Community Reference Group, which will advise Volunteering Minister Mick Murray on issues in the sector.


    All positions on the reference group have now been finalised and the group is getting to work on improving the sector for volunteers, and community members and organisations that rely on their contributions.


    The State Government, the corporate sector, research institutions, community services and volunteering, and individual volunteers all hold positions in the reference group.


    The Volunteering Community Reference Group members are:

    • Hon Mick Murray MLA, Minister for Volunteering
    • Craig Spencer, Chairperson of Volunteering WA Board
    • Tina Williams, CEO, Volunteering WA
    • Scott Hollingworth, Department of Communities
    • Dr Patrick Dunlop, Psychology Senior Lecturer at The University of WA
    • David Hansell, Consulting Director, Deloitte
    • Dr Megan Paull, Director, Researcher and Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University
    • Esme Bowen, volunteer for road safety, disability and sporting sectors
    • Mohammad (Rambo) Ramidianee, volunteer with Make-a-Wish
    • Dan Minchin, Chief Executive Officer, Chorus
    • Maija Ala-Kauhaluoma, Australian Red Cross Humanitarian Settlement Program - Volunteer Engagement Lead
    • Don Bartlem, Clubs WA Metropolitan Committee Member  

    More information about the group is available at http://www.volunteeringwa.org.au/vcrg


    Comments attributed to Volunteering Minister Mick Murray:


    "The Volunteering Community Reference Group is set to make a great contribution to WA's volunteering sector.


    "The McGowan Government made this election commitment in response to our volunteering stakeholders calling for it. This is such an important step to move the sector in the right direction.


    "Nobody knows volunteering better than the people on the ground and those who have been involved closely in the industry over the years.


    "Members bring together a diverse range of skills and experience, from people working directly as volunteers to organisational leaders and university researchers in the field.


    "I'm very much looking forward to learning what the group see as the issues and how they believe the State Government can support the volunteering sector to thrive in Western Australia."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400