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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The Queensland Multicultural Awards recognise the valuable contributions of Queenslanders who support and promote a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland community. The awards are a highlight of Queensland Multicultural Month. This year’s theme is Creating Welcome, Building Opportunity and...
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The Queensland Ombudsman is an officer of the Queensland Parliament that investigates complaints about the actions and decisions of state government departments and agencies (including state schools and TAFE), local councils and publicly funded universities. The complaints assessment and...
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The NDIS workforce forum in Bundaberg and Wide Bay will bring a broad range of key stakeholders together to hear, explore and share insights and stratagies to ensure that the Bundaberg and the broader Wide Bay NDIS region has the right NDIS workforce. The forum details: Where: Sails Room, The Waves...
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Queensland Government media release The Queensland Government today released the Women’s Budget Statement in recognition of the important contribution of women to the state’s economic future. Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman released the Women’s Budget Statement at the ANROWS National Symposium...
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The National Disability Services (NDS) is highlighting the National Disability Insurance Scheme's (NDIS) new Supported Independent Living Tools (SIL). From 1 July 2017 there will be a new process for SIL quotes for first plans and plan reviews. All providers in NDIS rollout areas be required to use...
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Funding of up to $50,000 is available under our Stronger Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Grants Program. The grants support innovative, locally-led initiatives that promote social inclusion and reduce stigma and discrimination by encouraging community participation for people experiencing...
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A son skims his elderly mother’s savings by using her keycard to buy things for himself. A daughter moves in with her dad to provide care, and ends up using intimidation and threats to force him to change his will for her benefit. Sadly, these are real examples of elder abuse that are happening...
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WorkAbility Qld is holding a Careers in Disability Expo in Toowoomba, on Friday 15 September. The event will be held at Clive Berghofer Pavilion, Toowoomba Showgrounds, between 10am and 2pm. Save the date for the event - more details to follow. Go to the WorkAbility Qld website .
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The NDIS will roll out early for existing Queensland Government disability services users in Ipswich, Lockyer, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Bundaberg and the area of Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders. The National Disability Insurance Agency can approve NDIS plans for users of existing...
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NDIA CEO David Bowen has released a statement in response to the Productivity Commission Position Paper on NDIS costs. Read the statement in full: The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) welcomes the Productivity Commission's report. Like the Productivity Commission, we acknowledge the...

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