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Author: 
Samuel Mortimer

In Australia more than three million people, or 13 per cent of the population, are living below the poverty line of $433 a week (ACOSS). Many of the people affected are living in deep poverty - an average of $135 a...

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Sam Mortimer, QCOSS

Queensland Seniors Week, 17 to 25 August 2019, is an annual celebration encouraging people to connect with the older members of their community.

With more than 1.5 million Queenslanders over the age of 50 years, Queensland Seniors Week will challenge the stereotypes of ageing across more...

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Author: 
Samuel Mortimer, QCOSS

NAIDOC Week is held every year in July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year's theme is 'Voice. Treaty. Truth.' - the three key elements to the reforms set out in the...

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Australian Energy Regulator

If you live in South East Queensland and haven’t switched energy providers or plans in some time, chances are you’re paying more for electricity or gas than you need to.

So how can you find out if you’re on the best energy plan for your circumstances? Look around to see what’s on offer...

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Samuel Mortimer, QCOSS

Being young should allow you a certain freedom to freely explore and embrace a newfound independence as you look toward that future. Unfortunately, as rosy this outlook may be, Queensland has a number of issues affecting youth.

According to a Queensland Government youth...

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Author: 
Louise Mullins, QCOSS

Queensland, like the rest of the country and world, has a gender imbalance which impacts the entire community.

Women’s financial disadvantage and economic insecurity have far-reaching effects that can span generations. As women continue to be the primary carers of children, it is...

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Angela Massey, QCOSS

For many Queensland households, the first electricity bill of the year can come as a shock.

Electricity bills are often higher over summer as many of us use air conditioning in the hotter weather, have family and friends staying over, and children are home from school over the holidays....

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Sam Mortimer, Queensland Council of Social Service

Are you looking to build on your existing skills or finesse your knowledge in aspects of the community services sector during the new year?

Community Door's eTraining suite offers a number of free courses you can complete at your own...

Author: 
Sam Mortimer, Queensland Council of Social Service

Are you looking for suggestions for easy and inexpensive ways to enjoy the New Year break? We’ve compiled a list of our favourite free things to do around the state, great causes to support, books to read and where to find a helping hand if you need it.

Free things to do...

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