The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is progressing a range of initiatives to build a new child and family support system where vulnerable families and children have access to high-quality services at the right time to help them to maintain the family unit. Following...
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QCOSS has delivered a number of Energy Literacy workshops across the state in 2015. The purpose of the workshops was to spark a conversation about energy issues and provide information for community organisations who assist clients struggling with energy bills. These workshops were also delivered...
Social benefit bonds panel
The 2015 QCOSS Conference was held on 13-14 October 2015 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Speakers included Jessica Venegas from Community Solutions USA, a panel session hosted by Jenny Brockie from SBS Insight, and a storytelling workshop by Juanita Wheeler from Full & Frank...
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Have you explored the Community Door eTraining site? All training is free and accessible to anyone. We have just launched a new eTraining module based around the Queensland Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF). The Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF) is the first consolidated set of...
Angela Blanchard speaks in Houston, Texas
Thursday 10 December 2015 is International Human Rights Day . Recently, in Houston, Texas, they held their first Annual Human Rights Day Festival. Angela Blanchard, President and CEO of Neighborhood Centers spoke at the festival about human rights, fears, our beliefs about people, safety and making...
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Vision Australia have launched a new, free Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT). An innovation that revolutionises the ease and speed of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word, the Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT) supports individuals and organisations to embrace accessibility as ‘...
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The NDIS early transition sites in Townsville, Charters Towers and Palm Island is progressing as planned, with 10 new Local Area Coordinators this month. The Queensland early launch sites will deliver supports and services to children and young people under 18 years of age in Townsville and...
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Mission Australia’s 2015 youth survey has revealed that more than half of young people believe there are barriers which will prevent them reaching their goals when they leave school. The focus of this year’s survey was to uncover what young people perceive to be the main barriers to success. The...
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The NDIS Assistive Technology Strategy was recently released at the NDIS New World Conference. Technology is increasingly a part of everyone’s life, and for people with disability it can help them perform tasks they could not otherwise do, and to do this more safely and securely. It is allowing...
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Cost reflective tariffs are being developed and implemented by energy businesses across Australia. By more closely aligning the way we pay for electricity consumption with the costs of providing electricity, the fairness and efficiency of the electricity distribution system can potentially be...

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