The Homelessness Community Fundraising Toolkit has been prepared by the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) for any organisation or community in Queensland working to address homelessness. Through fundraising, the resources, time and talent of local communities can be leveraged to achieve...
The Queensland Government recently released a 30-year plan for the State, The Queensland Plan . Read the Community Door blog post about The Queensland Plan, or visit the official website .
Good Shepherd Microfinance and the Suncorp group are creating a corporate community partnership committed to developing insurance products specifically tailored to the meet the needs of people on low incomes. The home and contents insurance products, under the brand ‘Good Insurance’, will be...
Good Shepherd Microfinance has produced The Microfinance, Inclusion and Economic Growth Report. The report found that if just 7% of Australia’s financially excluded were able to improve their wealth position, the nation’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) could increase by a staggering $19.7...
The 2012-13 edition of Child Protection Australia report was released on 25 July 2014. The report describes child protection order, out-of-home care, intensive family support and carer data. Previously unreported analyses were possible, such as the number of substantiations per child, co-occurring...
This qualification addresses work in roles that usually involve service delivery, either direct client work and/or community education or development projects. Workers at this level operate at an advanced skill level and may also have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers...
During 2014, the Department of Education, Training and Employment will continue to offer Supporting Diversity in Kindergarten Grants to approved kindergarten program providers to: Develop educators who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or are from another culturally and...
A braille mobile phone for people who are blind is now available in Australia. Users can design their personalised braille phone on the OwnFone Australia website. They will need to provide up to three contact names, which will automatically be converted into braille. These names are then printed on...
This project looks at the housing careers of humanitarian refugees, looking at their access to suitable long term housing, and whether specialist housing and other services are successful in facilitating settlement. FIND OUT MORE : Read the report here .
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services has developed a series of resources for leading social services staff, and those in related disciplines, to practice in an outcomes-focused way. Leading for Outcomes is a series of guides that provide support and training materials to...

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