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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Walk In Our Shoes Youth Festival is a multicultural event, targeted at young people aged 12 to 25 years old and celebrates the diversity and talents of young people living in the greater Brisbane area. The event takes place on Thursday 29 June, between 10am and 3pm, at Yeronga Park, Brisbane. The...
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Have your say in how to improve the business and sustainability of community service organisations in Queensland at CSIA's Laying Foundation workshops. The workshops will present the results from an examination of 200 Queensland non-profit organisations in the child and family support sector, based...
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Queensland Government media release Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced award recipients for the 2017 Queensland Reconciliation Awards at a ceremony in Cairns last night. The Premier said the awards recognised community organisations, educational institutions and initiatives that are taking a...
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Queensland Government media release Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups can join the fight against youth crime, with tender applications now open for funding to deliver cultural mentoring in Townsville. Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke said this was...
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In a joint statement made yesterday the Queensland Treasurer, Curtis Pitt along with Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Yvette D’Ath announced that the Implementation Agreement had been signed by the Government and Life Without Barriers for Queensland’s second Social Benefit Bonds (SSBs)...
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Queensland Government’s vision is to build an age-friendly state in which all Queenslanders, regardless of their age, can stay active and connected, and contribute economically, socially and culturally. Over three years, $1 million per annum will be available through open funding rounds to seed...
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The Queensland Government yesterday launched Our Way, a new strategy to improve the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, including addressing their over-representation in the child protection system. Minister for Child Safety Shannon Fentiman said the $162.8...
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AMPARO Advocacy is raising awareness about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities so people with disability and their families are able to understand and get ready for the NDIS. AMPARO Advocacy Inc is a non-profit community based...
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Approximately $1 million is available for projects that focus on innovative processes, workforce utilisation and participant-led models, in the second round of funding of the national Innovative Workforce Fund. The Fund is open to any organisation, business or individual in Australia with original...
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Each year National Reconciliation Week (#NRW2017) celebrates achievements in our journey towards reconciliation with events held nationwide. Held annually, from 27 May to 3 June, NRW is bookended by important milestones: 50 years the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the Mabo decision. This year's...

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Author: 
Anne Curson, Queensland Council of Social Service

It’s uncomfortable, complex, frustrating and is the origin of many of our struggles. Change - it is something that we all experience daily but don’t necessarily embrace. In the community services sector, change is something that we are accustomed to in our work places. It is a process that can...

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Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

Pro Bono Australia founder, Karen Mahlab has delivered her top 10 trends for the social sector in 2014.

Karen's predictions include:

  • The future of reform
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Megan Smith, Homelessness Planning and Coordination Officer for Central Queensland, Queensland Council of Social Service

In light of recent severe weather events, discussions on the impact on people experiencing poverty and disadvantage and the wider sector that supports them is emerging. As a non-scientist Social Worker I will leave the debate surrounding climate change and have written this Blog on the...

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Anne Curson, Queensland Council of Social Service

This blog is managed by the Queensland Council of Social Service as a part of the Community Door project, which is funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

At this blog we...

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