Alison Woolla Memorial Award for Local Leadership in Preventing Domestic and Family Violence

Published: 24th July 2020

This annual award has been created in honour of Alison Woolla, a former Mayor of Aurukun and dynamic reform leader, who provided support for members of her community when they were experiencing abuse, opening her doors and inviting them to stay with her.

The Alison Woolla Award acknowledges those individuals who are making a significant, local contribution to awareness and prevention of domestic and family violence (DFV).

This could take the form of promoting an event, delivering a project, or providing support.

Alison Woolla was directly involved in helping safeguard members of her community and this award will represent those same qualities and values.

The winner will be selected by a committee consisting of Mayor Karen Williams, Redlands City Council and Cynthia Kennedy, Director Partnerships and Engagement, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. The LGAQ’s DFV Project Officer, Jim Boden, will chair the committee and Mayor Keri Tamwoy, Aurukun Shire Council, will be consulted for her opinion on the final shortlist of entries.

It is intended that Mayor Tamwoy – who is the daughter of Alison Woolla – will present the award.

The prize for the winner will be $5000.

To nominate, please complete the entry form where you will also find the terms and conditions of entry.