With the commencement of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, there are important changes to reporting responsibilities of service providers especially in relation to the use of restrictive practices. The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors has developed information...
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Queensland Government media release Queenslanders and families in need of extra help over the festive season will be able to access Emergency Relief support such as food vouchers and third-party payments, thanks to ongoing Palaszczuk Government funding. Eighty-three Emergency Relief services will...
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The Human Rights Act 2019 creates important opportunities to address human rights violations of vulnerable Queenslanders, including people with disability. With the commencement of the obligations under this legislation from 1 January 2020, the Act will be another tool for advocates to use to...
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The Queensland Consumers Association says many Queensland consumers could save hundreds of dollars a year by using fuel price apps and websites to compare fuel prices, and switching to cheaper servos. Association spokesperson, Ian Jarratt, says fuel prices can vary greatly between servos, even in a...
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Queensland Government media release Queenslanders are being encouraged to celebrate the contributions of volunteers in making their communities more inclusive as part of International Volunteer Day today (5 December). This year, the theme for International Volunteer Day is Volunteer for an...
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The Human Rights Month speaker series was aimed at providing those in the public sector with an opportunity to hear from experts on the Queensland Human Rights Act 2019. Queensland Human Rights Commission has recordings of the speaker series on its website. Sessions include 'What is the right to...
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The Australian Government's $60 million Safe Places Emergency Accommodation capital grant round is now open. Safe Places will provide new or expanded emergency and crisis accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. Organisations interested in applying for Safe...
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CCIQ ecoBiz is a free program, funded by the Queensland Government, to help organisations save money across their energy, water and waste bills. With the help of the ecoBiz coaches' advice you will be able to develop and implement an action plan to help your organisation save money and increase...
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Queensland Government media release Disaster preparation is set to become more inclusive in Queensland, thanks to the launch of new risk reduction resources to help people with disability be prepared for when disasters strike. Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and...
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Applications for the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland program funding round will close on 6 December 2019. This funding round is for multicultural projects that create pathways to participation for people from culturally diverse backgrounds, including people who arrived in Australia as migrants...

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