The Queensland social service sector incorporates a range of service delivery, community development, social justice, and advocacy organisations operating across a range of areas, including but not limited to: health, housing, employment, disability, aged care, services for children and young people, Indigenous affairs and multicultural affairs. Inclusion in the sector is less about the specific service being provided and more about commitment to a shared vision and a set of values. Organisations which are not-for-profit, community based and have a shared vision and central values are considered to be part of the social service sector.

The social service sector provides the community with services that meet a broad range of needs. The delivery of services aims to promote physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Groups in the community that are marginalised or disadvantaged, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) families and people with a disability, are supported by government and non-government providers of community services.

This section contains details on the social service sector in Queensland, including reform processes, networks, research and reports.

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Australian Government grants of up to $10,000 are now open to assist people with disability to participate in nationally-focussed disability Conferences in Australia, between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018. The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply via an open process to deliver...
The NDIS is rolling out out across Toowoomba and west to the borders from January 1 2017. The NDIA will conduct local NDIS information sessions for people with disability, family, carers, providers and community members. This is a great opportunity to understand how to get ready for the NDIS and...
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ADA Australia will be holding their national conference Human Rights and Social Justice: Shifting Client Control on the Gold Coast, on 23-24 March. The aged care, disability and guardianship sectors are undergoing significant reform with the promise of increased client choice and control. This...
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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government has extended its offer of $20,000 for employers hiring staff aged between 15 and 24 years in regional Queensland for another eight months. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the $20,000 Youth Boost employer support payment was provided...
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Queensland Women’s Week recognises and celebrates the achievements of Queensland’s women and girls. Everyone has a role to play in creating a supportive and inclusive environment where women and girls can succeed. This year Queensland Women’s Week celebrations will be held from 6 to 12 March with...
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Queensland Government media release A Hervey Bay homelessness organisation has bought a new van with a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First fund, established to encourage innovative projects that will help people experiencing homelessness to live with dignity. Minister for...
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Queensland Government media release Community organisations and councils across Queensland can apply for subsidies of up to $1000 to help fund local events during Seniors Week 2017, to be held from 19-27 August. Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the subsidies were a great way to help...
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Griffith University and Queensland Advocacy Incorporated will be hosting a human rights forum, Walk the Talk: Realising the 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy and our human rights promises, on Monday 20 March. The event promises to consider the progress Australia has made as we pass the half...
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A new million dollar fund is being opened up to not-for-profit organisations worldwide in a bid to deliver change to young people, women and military veterans lives around the world. The Sage Foundation has launched it's Enterprise Fund with a particular focus on supporting small to medium sized...
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Queensland Government media release Nominations for the 2017 Queensland Reconciliation Awards are now open. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the awards recognised businesses, community organisations, educational institutions and partnerships that had strived for unity and reconciliation. “This...

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