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Listeners Inc.

Incorporated in Queensland.  Incorporation No. IA59826 ABN: 27 420 984 556

Who We Are

SMBI Listeners Inc. is a truly community-driven and focused approach to improving the wellbeing of children and families on the picturesque Southern Moreton Bay Islands. An offshore 5 island community isolated from mainland Australia by much more than the waters of Moreton Bay.

Over 2018/19 foundational work was undertaken to establish a place-based, community-driven initiative on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI), which includes Karragarra, Lamb, Macleay, Perulpa and Russell Islands. The focus of the initiative is improving the health and wellbeing of SMBI children 0 - 8 years and their families.

The approach to this initiative is strongly community-driven to ensure the sustainability of resulting solutions. 

Above all, the most important point that was raised during our many community conversations across the SMBI was, and remains:

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About Us

SMBI Listeners Inc. is a truly community-driven and focused approach to improving the wellbeing of children and families on the picturesque Southern Moreton Bay Islands - an offshore 5 island community isolated from mainland Australia by much more than the waters of Moreton Bay.

Over 2018/19 foundational work was undertaken to establish a place-based, community-driven initiative on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI), which includes Karragarra, Lamb, Macleay, Perulpa and Russell Islands. The focus of the initiative is improving the health and wellbeing of SMBI children 0 - 8 years and their families.

The approach to this initiative is strongly community-driven to ensure the sustainability of resulting solutions.

A four-part case study has been created with the SMBI Listeners team and community. Each episode is mapped to a phase of the Collaborative Change Cycle and we share the approaches, collaborations, activities, goals and experiences of the initiative.

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Focus Areas


Following extensive community conversations and data analysis, key themes have been identified. These themes shaped the four priority areas all have agreed require collective action. These four focus areas were prioritised and endorsed by the SMBI Community Governance group at the February 2020 governance meeting.


Healthy, Thriving Children
Healthy Family Relationships
Strong, Connected Community
Well-Being Activities
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Upcoming Events

With the current Covid-19 physical distancing recommendations, we've not had as many public events as we'd like.  Looking forward we'll be holding smaller events across the SMBI so we can continue our work in both listening to, and working with our community.

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ChangeFest 2021
Tuesday 8th - Thursday 10th June, 2021 - Palmerston, NT

Amy and Hilton will be representing SMBI Listeners Inc. and the whole SMBI community at ChangeFest NT 2021 held on Larrakia Country in Palmerston, NT.


The ChangeFest Movement is focused on communities, their children and intergenerational change, to benefit all Australians.

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LUMI (Light Up My Island) Lantern Parade
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 19th June, 2021 - BIMSARA, Russell Island

The LUMI (Light Up My Island) Parade is a Winter Solstice celebration being held again

on Russell Island.  There will be food available, a twilight market, entertainment

and the lantern parade

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Community
Collaborators

SMBI Listeners Inc is positioned as a conduit between the community itself and various community, commercial, non-government and government agencies to ensure available resources are best targeted to meet concrete community needs.

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We acknowledge the Quandamooka People, the Traditional Custodians of the land we live, work and stand on and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging.

SMBI Listeners Inc. supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart

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