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...
A new report has been published by La Trobe University and the University of New England titled From blues to rainbows: The mental health and wellbeing of gender diverse and transgender young people in Australia . The report is the first national research report looking at the mental health of...
Queensland Government funds are available to deliver a youth support service based in Maryborough with satellite services in Hervey Bay. Organisations are invited to submit quotes through an open tender process to provide services ranging from advice and referrals to intensive support for...
We’ve all been a bystander at one time or another. You hear or see something racist, feel uncomfortable, want to say or do something but aren’t sure what. Standing up to racism shows the target of the racist behaviour that you don’t support it and can be a powerful sign of support. It can also make...
The Community Services Industry Alliance and the Queensland Council of Social Service have identified the importance of the area of outcomes and outcomes measurement as a key foundational for the community services industry. To this end they have commissioned acclaimed outcomes consultant Robert...
A Consortium comprising Foresters Community Finance, Positive Solutions and QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) is working with Arts Queensland to lead the way with a new arts fund that mixes public and private investment. Today Arts Minister Ian Walker launched the Arts Business Innovation...
Pensioners renting in the private market are still struggling to meet the costs of a basic standard of living. QCOSS’ annual report examining the cost of living pressures facing pensioners shows that a single pensioner renting a one bedroom apartment in Brisbane earns $13 per week less than is...
A study conducted by Forrester Research showed that website redesign projects achieve a high positive return on investment (ROI) when analysed via a multi-year cost-benefit basis. By developing an ROI analysis for a website redesign, a company will ensure that the objectives from the redesign are...
There can be additional benefits from a social return on investment (SROI) analysis if it is approached in the right way. SROI is about more than just demonstrating impact. And while it is primarily done for this reason – and to articulate and document the impact – many organisations gain other...

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