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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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government continues to strengthen its resolve against elder abuse with the launch, last week (15 June), of an awareness and prevention campaign to call out perpetrators and connect Queenslanders to support and advice services. Minister for Seniors...
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Queensland Government media release Queensland community groups have more than a million reasons to get excited this month, with a celebratory round of grants on offer from the state’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said applications...
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A campaign to encourage bystanders to help victims of domestic and family violence was recently launched by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. The campaign provides information on how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence and how to safely intervene, and helps people build...
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The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have announced the NDIS Partners in Community for remaining transition areas in Queensland. Partners in Community provide Local Area Coordination Services (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services which play an important role in...
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Making sure people with disability are connected into their communities is an important part of the NDIS. To do this, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is funding a range of projects which are focused on creating more inclusive communities through Information, Linkages and Capacity...
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Queensland Government media release Empowering communities to be resilient is a key focus of the Palaszczuk Government’s 2018-19 State Budget with a multi-million dollar investment to create thriving communities across Queensland, including $12.7 million for neighbourhood and community centres...
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Community-based organisations, particularly small ones, play a vital role in meeting community needs across Queensland. In times of disaster, they perform important roles at the frontline, responding to people in crisis. Often, they are also responding to broader community needs, before during and...
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The Queensland Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout Queensland. Each of the category winners will receive a $2,500 award prize, courtesy of the Commonwealth Bank. Do...
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Queensland Government media release Projects to preserve migrant and refugee histories, document their music and promote multicultural cohesion through student sport and the arts are among 20 projects to receive a share of more than $308,000 in State Government funding. In announcing the successful...
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The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is a new independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. They regulate the NDIS market and handle complaints about the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. This means there will be changes for...

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Author: 
Anne Curson, Queensland Council of Social Service

It’s uncomfortable, complex, frustrating and is the origin of many of our struggles. Change - it is something that we all experience daily but don’t necessarily embrace. In the community services sector, change is something that we are accustomed to in our work places. It is a process that can...

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Tiffany Tento, Queensland Council of Social Service

Pro Bono Australia founder, Karen Mahlab has delivered her top 10 trends for the social sector in 2014.

Karen's predictions include:

  • The future of reform
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Megan Smith, Homelessness Planning and Coordination Officer for Central Queensland, Queensland Council of Social Service

In light of recent severe weather events, discussions on the impact on people experiencing poverty and disadvantage and the wider sector that supports them is emerging. As a non-scientist Social Worker I will leave the debate surrounding climate change and have written this Blog on the...

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Anne Curson, Queensland Council of Social Service

This blog is managed by the Queensland Council of Social Service as a part of the Community Door project, which is funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

At this blog...

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