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Having home-grown workers living in these communities is the best asset to any organisation and RAATSICC builds on that belief.

RAATSICC programs have overcome huge barriers to provide genuine support through workshops, information sessions, meetings, etc, to successfully skill-up and support the community workers and their local bodies.

Devoted workers are united in the bond formed by the urge for quality care and protection of our children. Yet we have maintained our individual and cultural identity.

RAATSICC directs and oversees these programs and will continue to monitor how the needs of our communities are addressed. We will continue to maintain working relationships with government agencies to advocate on behalf of our communities.

It is through community organisations such as RAATSICC that have the grassroots perspectives on issues such as domestic and family violence and child abuse and neglect, that we can truly provide community-owned solutions.


Our Management Committee

Having home-grown workers living in these communities is the best asset to any organisation and RAATSICC builds on that belief.

Stuart Marquardt
  • Stuart Marquardt
  • President
  • Aurukun Justice Group
  • Vice President
  • Currently Vacant
Emma Schuh
  • Emma Schuh
  • Secretary
  • Cape York/Gulf RAATSICC Adv. Assoc. Inc.
Puala Neal
  • Puala Neal
  • Treasurer
  • Yarrabah Aboriginal Corporation for Women
Lavinia Web QIFVLS
  • Lavinia Web QIFVLS
  • Member
  • Centacare Cairns

Our Constitution

Our Constitution holds our organisation standards. You can read them in full here.


Become a Member

As of the 23rd September 2014, RAATSICC membership consists of two classes of Membership:

  • General Members
  • Ordinary Members

A General Member

a) Shall be a member organisation that may or may not receive funding, however does provide a service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and or families.These organisations are located in or provide a service to the remote communities of North Queensland and are limited to two representatives from each organisation.

An Ordinary Member

a) Shall be either an individual or an organisation that does not meet the criteria for General membership. Ordinary memberships are limited to 1 representative from each incorporated organisation. Both the individual and organisation must have as their organisational / personal objects the advancement of the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and or families of remote communities or North Queensland and which has agreed to accept the above objects.

b) The number of ordinary members shall be unlimited.


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