Peta Marks

Federal Loves Refugees

Peta Marks is a mental health nurse and mother of three living and working in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Along with her friends Julie Lipsett and Francesca Hart, Peta established the community group Federal Loves Refugees in 2015. FLR provides the community of the Byron Bay hinterland with an opportunity to fundraise for and support refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.


Peta will be speaking on the panel 'Spotlight on regional communities' on Thursday 13 February

    2.15pm - 3.45pm

    Conference Day One Thursday 13

    Parallel Session: Spotlight on regional communities

    The Australian Government recently announced plans to resettle 50% of refugees in regional areas. In this session, panellists will look at what this means for both the people in question and their host communities


    Ana Pocrnjic, Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma


    Emmanuel Mosinni, Regional Opportunities Australia
    Apolina Balebanga, Multicultural Youth Queensland
    Cr Paul Antonio ,Mayor Toowoomba Regional Council
    Peta Marks, Federal For Refugees


    RAPPP 1 Main Auditorium