The Queensland Government will begin rolling out five-year funding agreements for non-government organisations and services, with the plan announced at today’s 2015 QCOSS State Conference.

The Minister’s announcement was delivered during a video-message today to officially open QCOSS’ two-day conference which will explore a variety of topics in an effort to encourage a whole-of-community partnership approach to enable individuals and families to participate in building vibrant, thriving communities.

Minister Fentiman said she was disappointed she couldn’t attend the QCOSS Conference but was dealing with urgent amendments to the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act.

“At the moment our sector is on a significant and transformational journey,” Minister Fentiman told QCOSS Conference delegates.

“We need a clear vision for the community services of tomorrow. I want to see a community service sector that has a forward looking focus, builds on the great work you and government have already commenced and works in partnership with clients and other government agencies.

“That’s why we’ve begun rolling out five-year funding agreements with our NGO partners, because we want to make it easier for you to do what you do best – support Queenslanders.”

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