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With the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017, which legislates a container refund scheme and a plastic bag ban, now passed by Parliament, the introduction of a Container Refund Scheme in July 2018 is confirmed. Boomerang Alliance and Scouts Association Queensland would like to invite...
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This week is Anti-Poverty Week (15-21 October) where all Australians are encouraged to organised or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here and overseas. The main aims of the week are to: Strengthen public understanding of the causes and...
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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government is taking action to reduce cost of living for Queensland seniors, with increased funding for energy, rates and water concessions. Speaking in Parliament today, Minister for Seniors Coralee O’Rourke said the government had increased the...
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White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women and girls, promote gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. White Ribbon Australia, as part of this global movement, aims to create a society in which all women...
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The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability has released the Supporting Families Changing Futures report to provide an overview of progress during 2016-17. The Queensland Government is committed to restoring child safety services and has backed the reform program with an investment...
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Queensland Government media release Queenslanders Dylan Nelson and Natalie Scotcher have been fostering vulnerable children since they were just 18 years old, and since the first child walked through their doors they haven’t looked back. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said she hoped Dylan’s...
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Queensland Government media release A Palaszczuk Government program designed to help tenants with complex needs avoid homelessness has so far assisted 133 social housing tenants to maintain safe, secure accommodation. Speaking on World Homelessness Day (10 October 2017), Minister for Housing and...
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The Women's Legal Service Queensland has developed the Penda app, a new free smartphone app to provide women who have experienced domestic and family violence with financial, legal and referral information. It has been tailored for intimate relationships but still may be relevant to other...
The PeakSmart air conditioning program is expanding to regional Queensland which means a household or small business will receive a cash reward of up to $400 if they purchase a peak smart air conditioner. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said “Regional Queenslanders will now have the option to help manage...
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Queensland Government media release Young people in care living with a mental illness who are also struggling with drug addiction including Ice will soon have access to help and support in the one place. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said tenders were now open for Queensland’s first live-...

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