ADA Australia has announced its inaugural national conference, themed Human Rights and Social Justice: Shifting Client Control, which will be held in March next year at the Gold Coast. Offering a world-class program of aged care, disability and guardianship leaders, the conference will bring...
The Queensland Government is developing a new state disability plan. This plan will set out practical actions so Queenslanders with disability can experience and participate in all aspects of social and economic life. To achieve this, all levels of government, business, community and individuals...
The Youth Boost payment is available to eligible employers who hire an unemployed young person (aged 15-24) between 1 December 2016 and 28 February 2017 (inclusive). Employers are able to apply for Youth Boost from 29 December 2016 , noting that as part of the eligibility requirements an employee...
Not-for-profit Law has launched Australia's first free, live chat legal service for community groups and charities. The service is available on the Information Hub (click on the blue chat button at the bottom of every page). The real-time chat service allows users to chat to a team member who will...
Previous research into the effectiveness of professional supervision suggests that supervision is essential for social work practitioners. However, not a lot is understood about how professional supervision is currently being provided and practiced in Australia. Research by Griffith University aims...
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Queensland Government media release - New consumer education resources launched on International Day of People with Disability The Queensland Government is today marking International Day of People with Disability. Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke urged Queenslanders to work together...
ACCAN and Infoxchange have come together to produce a report focusing on the more than 427,000 dwellings (about 5 per cent of housing stock) in Australia which fall into the category of social housing – housing provided by the government and community sectors to accommodate people in the lowest...
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The QFCC have released the Talking Families stakeholder report . It details the results of a survey of professionals in the child and family support sector who were asked about their perceptions of the sector and thoughts about families’ help-seeking behaviour. Respondents said fear of judgement,...
Not-for-profit Law has updated its guide to 'The laws of advertising and your community organisation'. The resource provides practical tips to help organisations comply with the laws of advertising and marketing in Australia. Importantly, these laws apply to many fundraising activities of charities...
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is thrilled that more than 150,000 Queensland families will receive a rebate on their electricity bills as part of new state government policy. Following recommendations from QCOSS, the existing $330 Electricity Rebate will be extended to include...

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