Centrecare Director


From the Director's Desk

The Hon Stephen Thackray

Centrecare pays tribute to our esteemed and much admired Board Member, Stephen Thackray, who passed away unexpectedly 2 April 2020.  Stephen will be remembered for his intellect, humility and wisdom.  Following many years of exceptional service to the West Australian community, most notably as former Chief Judge of the Family Court of WA, Stephen joined the Centrecare Board in 2019. Stephen’s many years of contribution to family law both at State and Federal levels was of a very high order and greatly respected by the legal profession and the broader community. During his time on our Board, Stephen gained the admiration and friendship of fellow Board members. His untimely death at the age of 65 is a great loss which will be felt by many who knew him. Stephen will be sadly missed but his legacy of compassion and fairness for all will remain with us.  It was an honour and privilege to call Stephen both a colleague and friend.

Adj. Prof. Tony Pietropiccolo AM 



Previous articles from the Director


Apr - A Childhood Without Poverty


Mar - The First Three Months of 2019


Dec - Director's Chrsitmas address to staff
May - Three Sides of the Same Coin


Dec - Director's Christmas address to staff
Jul - What Are We Doing About Child Poverty


Nov - Preventative action saves children
Sep - Italian Eathquake Appeal 2016 
Jan - Curiosity, Caution and Social Impact Bonds


Aug - 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima


Dec - Directors Christmas Message to Staff 2014
Aug - The wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children - a common goal
Mar - Removing problem kids not the solution


DEC - Directors Christmas Message
NOV - Domestic Violence is Never OK
NOV - Rediscovering Poverty – 2013 Anti Poverty Week Statement
SEP - National Child Protection Week 1st – 7th September 2013
AUG - State budget lets down homeless in Homelessness Week
AUG - A house to call home now out of reach for many
JUN - World Refugee Day 2013
MAY - Detention of children needs to stop


DEC - Director's Christmas lunch address
NOV - Changes to the asylum seeker policy


APR - The common language of love


AUG - Suicide prevention
MAR - Refugee re-settlement


DEC - Director's Christmas lunch address
APR - Director's Easter message


DEC - Director's Christmas lunch address
SEP - People focus
JUN - Presentation to staff
MAR - Saying sorry


DEC - Changing mind and heart