The theme for this year's Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils Australia (FECCA) conference is 'Breaking down the barriers: A strength-based approach for a just society'. The program of plenary lectures, panels and workshops, oral presentations and posters will be stimulating and lead to new...
The Disability Advocacy Network of Australia is hosting their 5 th National Disability Conference in Brisbane on the topic of: “Independent Advocacy: Safeguarding Choice, Control and Wellbeing.” When: Thursday 31 October to Friday 1 November 2013 Where: Brisbane Convention and...
The Australian Human Rights Commission announced in August that the Human Rights Awards 2013 are now open. The aim is to recognise people who are working to achieve better human rights outcomes in their work or community. There are 10 award categories, covering business, the law, media, literature...
The Commonwealth Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 which passed in Parliament on 6 June 2013 and some changes took effect on 1 July 2013. It covers three groups of amendment: bullying in the workplace, flexibility arrangements and transfer to a safe job whilst pregnant. But the term ‘reasonably...
Specialists in corporate volunteering, Goodcompany, joined forces with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) to launch the Super Human Resources Project. The project encourages human resources (HR) professionals to volunteer their time and skills to community organisations. ‘HR skills are...
The Australian Government has passed legislation that establishes a national tax deductible fund for neighbourhood houses. This has been done by the inclusion of Australian Neighbourhood Houses & Centres Association (ANHCA) Inc into the table of specific welfare and rights recipients in the...
Thousands of Queensland pensioners forced to rent in the private housing market are unable to afford a basic standard of living, according to a new report released today. To coincide with Seniors Week this year, the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) today released a special edition Cost...
The expansion of the Newman Government’s boot camp trial has taken a major step forward with the announcement of the operators for the new sites.
It's conclusive - childhood trauma caused by sexual, physical, emotional abuse or neglect 'changes the brain' in ways that impact a child's ability to form strong relationships and be the 'boss of their feelings'. The objectives of this seminar are: To understand the impact of trauma on our...
The Workplaces for Wellness website guides you through 5-Steps to develop a workplace wellness program. You can tailor a wellness program to suit your workplace and meet your employees’ needs. Whether you are just starting out or building on an existing program—everything you need is here. You can...

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