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90 YEARS ON AND STILL GOING STRONG! A N N UA L R E P O R T 2016 - 2017 1926 1934 Father & Son Welfare Movement launches as the first family service organisation in Australia (and possibly the world) to provide sexuality education for fathers and their sons. 1960 The Father & Son Welfare Movement expands to form Mother and Daughter Incorporated. The organisation becomes widely known as the Family Life Movement. 1961-1962 The Movement gains approval from the Federal Attorney-General’s Department to operate as a marriage counselling organisation in New South Wales. In response, it introduces a family relationships counselling service. Federal Council of Family Life is established. Branches of the Family Life Movement open in Victoria and Queensland. 1963-1968 Centres are established to serve the Sydney Hills and Western Metropolitan regions. The Movement conducts its first family relationships counsellor training program and opens centres to serve the Southern Metropolitan, Illawarra, Hunter and Central Coast regions. 1973 1950s A branch of the Family Life Movement opens in South Australia. 1975-1976 The Movement gains its status as an approved marriage education provider in New South Wales, funded by the Federal Attorney-General’s Department. Centres are established to serve the Central Western and Mid North Coast regions. 1983 Under its now official name of Family Life, the Movement adopts a new logo and opens a centre to serve the North Coast region. R