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Author: 
Simone Hockins, QCOSS

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to come together and learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

NRW runs from 27 May to 3 June each year to commemorate two...

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Author: 
Simone Hockins, QCOSS

May marks Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, raising community awareness and sending a clear message that violence will not be tolerated in any of our communities. 

Domestic and family violence is internationally recognised as a fundamental violation...

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Author: 
Samuel Mortimer, QCOSS

Budgeting isn't always an easy task. The arrival of unexpected bills or emergency expenses can sometimes throw a curve ball at financial planning. 

In this blog we've taken a look at some simple money management strategies to prevent panic setting in when the unexpected...

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Author: 
Simone Hockins

We all need to work together to build positive and sustainable connections, so all Australians feel supported during this pandemic. We all need to make it our responsibility to check in on each other for our mental wellbeing. 

Now more than ever, it is important for us to check on our...

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Samuel Mortimer, QCOSS

Workplaces across Australia are innovating in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic - with many transitioning to operating in a virtual environment as employees begin to work from home.

It can be a learning curve for some people working from home for the first time, but...

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Simone Hockins, QCOSS

Do you or a client need help with a housing or homelessness issue in Queensland? There are many organisations supporting people with housing needs and there are many ways local community services can provide assistance.

If you’re at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness including...

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Simone Hockins

The beginning of a new year can be an expensive time for families in Queensland. Having to fork out extra money during the back-to-school period, and bills arriving not long after the festive season can lead to problem debt. If you or someone you know is having spiralling debt issues, it’s...

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Author: 
Samuel Mortimer

Are you looking to build on your existing skills or finesse your knowledge in aspects of the community services sector during the new year? Late last year we refreshed and updated our most popular courses on the Community Door...

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Author: 
Sam Mortimer, QCOSS

The festive season is a time for relaxation and rest for many. Quality family time is front of mind as another year draws to a close. But the rapid approach of a new year can bring additional pressures as a whirlwind of overdue tasks, bills, or other financial obligations come together before 25...

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Author: 
Rose McGrath, QCOSS

Queenslanders who are having difficulty paying their energy bills should get in touch with their retailer to seek the protection they are legally entitled

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