Homelessness and employment services in Cairns have banded together with all three tiers of government to find new ways of helping homeless people get back on track through employment. Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) CEO Mark Henley said 15 organisations and five government departments...
The human face of homelessness has been captured following a campaign which involved more than 1000 surveys being completed by some of Brisbane’s most vulnerable residents. Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) CEO Mark Henley said the surveys revealed the level of complexity of the issue...
Foodbank’s Social Return on Investment Report highlights the impact of their School Breakfast Program. According to early findings, for every kilogram of food provided to a child via a school breakfast program in Australia, there is the equivalent of $110 of social value in terms of improved...
The first results of the 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey have been released. This survey is the primary source of prevalence data for substance use in Australia, occurring every two to three years since 1985. The survey includes data from nearly 24,000 people aged over 14. Some of the...
Fostering a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem is one of the best ways to deal with youth unemployment, a new report released by Ernst and Young for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance summit has shown. The report called ‘Avoiding a lost generation – ten key recommendations to support youth...
UnitingCare lifeAssist has launched a new website in a bid to make it easier for people seeking assistance within the aged-care or disability support sectors and trying to navigate their way through community service options. The website will offer information on the lifeAssist programs plus...
Disability support organisation Lifestart has unveiled a collaborative online support platform called Online Inclusion (Oi) to provide a national information hub on disability. Oi will offer a structured and informal online support platform for people with a disability who are isolated and...
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) hosted a morning tea where they had the privilege to listen to the stories of two elders: George Bostock, a Bundjalung man who is a 4RAR Veteran of the Borneo and Vietnam wars, and George Wano, a Meriam man whose grandfather...
Oxfam Australia has released a report, Still the Lucky Country?, which said Australia’s richest nine individuals have a net worth of $58.6 billion ($US54.8 billion), more than the bottom 20 per cent (4.54 million people). Oxfam’s poll has also found: 70 per cent of Australians surveyed think it is...
iNotice is a free, easy to use app designed for care workers and caregivers working to a care plan supporting a person to stay safely in a home environment. It was developed by NSW Community Services & Health Industry Training Advisory Body and Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT...

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