Accessible Mental Health Services for People with an Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Providers This guide offers an overview of intellectual disability mental health, why accessible services are important, and the principles that should guide service delivery, practical strategies for...
The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Kevin Cocks recently released a video message calling on the Queensland community to stand united against acts of vilification, intimidation and racial and religious hatred. He encouraged victims and bystanders to report incidents to the Anti-Discrimination...
The Community page on the Australian Department of Human Services website is now live. You can access it here The Community section focuses on providing the relevant information and resources for community groups, representative bodies, welfare organisations and advocacy groups who support...
Parenting is hard and with life getting busier, the pressure on families is growing. On 2 November, the Queensland Family and Child Commission will be launching a public education campaign “Talking Families” to encourage parents and families to talk about the pressures of parenting and to seek and...
Google is offering its executive app suites free to not-for-profit organisations. Check your eligibility and apply at the Google NFP website .
A study into charities’ regulatory duties has found that Commonwealth funding agreement obligations are imposing a greater burden on charities than legislative obligations. Ernst & Young’s report, Research into Commonwealth Regulatory and Reporting Burdens on the Charity Sector , demonstrates...
An Oxford University study that followed 3000 children from early childhood to age 16 has found that a child is more likely to have better grades and earn higher wages if they attended preschool. The results of the Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary project found that the effect of a...
Violence against women is widely recognised as a global issue. It is an often invisible, but common form of violence, and an insidious violation of human rights. It has serious impacts on the health and wellbeing of those affected and exacts significant economic costs on communities and nations...
The first national survey of Aborigin al and Torres Strait Islander young people's sexual health has just been published. The Goanna Survey looked at knowledge, risk practices and health service access of just under 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 16 to 29 from all...
The KISA phone is the first mobile phone in Australia that can finally make mobile technology affordable and accessible to everyone. The phone has been designed in conjunction with the community and several major associations including those supporting the disabled and vision impaired. The KISA...

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