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 2017-2018 Price Guide for NDIS service providers is now available and will take affect 1 July 2017. Key changes to maximum prices include: 4.5% increase for daily activity and community participation supports 1.9% increase for capacity building supports 2.1% increase for capital-related...
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The Health and Community Services Workforce Council (Workforce Council) has launched its new project – the Queensland Community Services Workforce Census. This project will collect and analyse previously hidden workforce data across all sub sectors to define job roles across the industry, and the...
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These South East Queensland (SEQ) forums will bring together a broad range of key stakeholders from across the disability sector skills ecosystem. The aim of the forums is to explore, share and hear insights and to work collaboratively to develop strategies for the greater SEQ NDIS regions (...
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Walking with Dads (WWD) is equipping those working in child protection with the tools to better address cases where harm is caused primarily by fathers who abuse their partners and children. Developed by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, this intervention program...
NAIDOC 2017 Our Languages Matter
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has explored Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages as part of NAIDOC Week 2017's theme Our Languages Matter . They have created a film featuring greetings in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and they talk about the origins of...
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Queensland Government media release Employment Minister Grace Grace is encouraging employers in South East Queensland to hire a jobseeker and put themselves in line for support payments of up to $20,000. Ms Grace said the expanded Back to Work jobs program, which commences in the South East from...
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Queensland Mental Health Week, 8-14 October 2017, is an important opportunity to promote mental health and wellbeing, create understanding of mental health and celebrate the lives of people living with mental illness. Here’s a few ways to get involved during the week: register a QMHW event and help...
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Queensland Government media release More eyes will be on Queensland children to ensure their safety, with mandatory reporting across the early childhood and education care sector starting from July 1 2017. Under Mason’s Law, professionals working in the early childhood and education care sector...
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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government will highlight the roll-out of a state-wide social cohesion program with bold We Are Queensland television and online advertising, along with a social media campaign. The TV ad features young Queenslanders from different backgrounds and...
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Queensland Government media release Queensland’s third Social Benefit Bond (SBB) – the Youth CONNECT SBB will tackle youth homelessness, announced Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt today (Friday 30 June). “The Youth CONNECT SBB represents a key milestone for the Palaszczuk Government and our...

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