Dear ANZFSS members, friends and colleagues,
The clock is counting down to the 25th International Symposium of our society. After four years apart, we will soon be meeting in Brisbane to catch up with old friends, swap stories and make new connections.
As Chair of the organising committee, I am proud of the continued efforts of the committee. With so many unknowns over the past few years, we have had our share of doubts about whether our symposium would happen. But through the dedicated efforts of the committee and Renee and her Encanta team, we will be together again very soon.
An event like this is not possible without the support of the membership, the discipline chairs and their subcommittees, and the exhibitors and sponsors. So, a large debt of gratitude goes out to everyone who has supported us behind the scenes to make this symposium possible.
As a proud Queenslander and long term ANZFSS member, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Brisbane in September. I look forward to seeing you soon at the Hillton Brisbane.
Chair, ANZFSS 2022 Organising Committee.
Forensic Services Group, Queensland Police Service
Inclusion and Diversity Statement
ANZFSS is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our members are our most valuable assets. The collective sum of their individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, and unique capabilities, represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation as well.
We embrace and support our members differences in age, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and other characteristics that make our members unique. Our members represent our society and as such have a responsibility to always treat others with dignity and respect.
ANZFSS support equitable access, participation, and engagement in all ANZFSS activities for all Members. Diversity and equity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on selection of speakers at symposia; access to society awards; and the ongoing development of an environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity.