‘Building Belonging’ is a comprehensive toolkit of early education resources which includes an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and lesson plans. It is focussed on encouraging respect for cultural diversity and tackling racial prejudice in early childhood settings. The resources...
VAKS is a voluntary network of community organisations and groups who offer sustenance via Vans and Kitchens. Often known as 'soup kitchens', Vans and Kitchens are places where food and drink is offered to the homeless and disadvantaged for free or at a reasonably low price. Commonly run by church...
From October 2016 responsibility for the administration of the blue card system transferred from the Public Safety Business Agency to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. Changes have been made to the system and new services are now available. New application forms There are new forms...
The Australian Government is inviting organisations and individuals representing volunteer based community groups to apply for Volunteer Grants 2016 funding. These grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of...
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Since 2009 the Queensland household energy survey has provided insights into electricity use, ownership and use of appliances, and energy efficiency behaviours. The information is used to help Energex, Ergon Energy, Powerlink and Energy Queensland assess Queenslanders’ energy use behaviours and...
Case studies show social purpose organisations are reaping the benefits of improved process efficiencies. According to Olivia Hilton, Executive Director, SVA Consulting, “A lot of social purpose organisations just do not have the luxury of spending time wondering if there are other ways to achieve...
CAT Online (Cultural Awareness Training Online) is a powerful digital platform for learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. It was established in 2015 by four passionate individuals with a vision for curtailing the expression of racism through cultural intelligence training...
This publication from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) presents information from the 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). Disability The disability prevalence rate in Australia has remained relatively stable over time, with 18.3 per cent of people reporting disability in 2015,...
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$20,000 Back to Work ‘Youth Boost’ a boon for regional businesses Queensland employers will have an additional incentive to hire local young people this festive season. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced in Parliament today the doubling of the Government's $10,000 incentive, offering a $20,000...
The Australian Government is calling for submissions on the draft Service Delivery Model for services to support and sustain the work of unpaid carers. Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice said the draft Service Delivery Model sets out a new integrated carer...

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