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Jul 19

On the one hand, this – on the one hand, that

An extremely mixed bag of feedback is being received by PeakCare about the National Child Protection Conference co-hosted by the...
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Jul 19

Youth justice legislation – public hearing

Today, Friday 19th July, Parliament’s Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee is conducting a public hearing about the Youth Justice and...
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Jul 19

Hope and Healing is in the News

In last week’s edition of eNews, we announced that PeakCare and Croomo had been awarded Gold for the Best Learning...
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Jul 19

Child Safety releases new Strategic Plan

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has released its new Strategic Plan 2019-2023. Michael Hogan, Director-General, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women...
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Jul 19

Free online training for practitioners

The Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) has recently developed the Keeping Kids Central program - a free online training resource designed...
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Jul 19

Queensland commences on the Path to Treaty

To mark the end of NAIDOC Week, the Queensland Government signed a historic joint Statement of Commitment as part of...
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Jul 19

LoveBites facilitator updates

NAPCAN reminds all Love Bites facilitators of the need to ensure they are utilising the most recent manual (released April...
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Jul 19

Port Douglas holiday prize up for grabs

Your next fundraiser could include the prize of a Port Douglas holiday for up to 6 people. The donated prize could...
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Jul 19

Multicultural Queensland resources released

Multicultural Queensland Month (MQM) is held annually in August to celebrate cultural diversity and the opportunity to showcase and celebrate Queensland's unique diversity and...
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Jul 19

Reminder – What do human rights look like in our nation? A question for Australia

In 2018, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) announced the major project ‘Free and Equal: An Australian conversation on human rights’ to identify what...
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Jul 19

Thumbs Up

Each week, PeakCare publishes a ‘Thumbs Up’ and/or a ‘Thumbs Down’ about matters that have come to our attention and...
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Jul 19

And the winner is… Hope and Healing!

PeakCare is pleased and proud to announce that, in partnership with Croomo, PeakCare has been awarded Gold for the Best Learning and Development Project...
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Jul 19

Queensland Human Rights Commission training

The Anti Discrimination Commission is now known as the Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC). The QHRC will be offering training...
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Jul 19

What do human rights look like in our nation? A question for Australia

In 2018, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) announced the major project ‘Free and Equal: An Australian conversation on human rights’ to identify what Australians...
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Jul 19

Registrations closing soon for Australia’s first symposium on extending the age of out-of-home care

Join friends and colleagues for this monumental event - the first ever Australian symposium on extending care to 21 years....
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Jul 19

Reminder – Queensland foster and kinship carers opinions matter

The Home Stretch campaign is undertaking a survey on the views of foster and kinship carers across Australia on extending out-of-home...
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Jul 19

2019 National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week (CPW) is almost here, with the 2019 posters now released. Shirleen Nambajinpa Campbell from Tangentyere Women's Safety Group,...
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Jul 19

NDIS now fully operational in Queensland

The National Disability Insurance Scheme became fully operational in Queensland on Monday, 1st July. The NDIS is now available in all...
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Jul 19

Hesta Community Sector Awards now open for nominations

The HESTA Community Sector Awards recognise outstanding service provision, advocacy and leadership in improving the lives of people who rely on access...
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Jul 19

Disability Community Event grants open

Applications for the 2019 Disability Community Event grants are now open. The grants provide up to $5,000 towards events or activities...
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Jul 19

Registrations now open for ACOSS National Conference 2019

Early bird tickets are now available for the ACOSS National Conference 2019: Harnessing Community through Effective Action. The Conference will focus on...
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Jul 19

Reminder – Much more than the usual feedback about Queensland’s Child Protection Conference

Those who attended the National Child Protection Conference co-hosted by the Child and Family and Welfare Association of Australia, Queensland Aboriginal and...
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Jul 19

Reminder – Discount on new PeakCare membership fees for 2019-20

eNews subscribers are reminded that organisations and individuals who newly apply to become a PeakCare Member or registered Supporter by...
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Jul 19

Thumbs Up!

In this week’s edition, PeakCare is awarding two ‘Thumbs Up’ accolades. With special recognition given to this being NAIDOC Week,...
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Jul 19

Voice. Treaty. Truth. NAIDOC Week 2019

VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. These are the themes for NAIDOC Week 2019. Voice: With 2019 being the United Nations International Year of Indigenous...
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Jul 19

Conference feedback – Much more than the usual feedback

Last week, all those who attended the National Child Protection Conference co-hosted by the Child and Family and Welfare Association of Australia,...
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Jul 19

Queensland foster and kinship carers – your opinion matters

The Home Stretch campaign is undertaking a survey on the views of foster and kinship carers across Australia on extending out-of-home...
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Jul 19

Changes to the Blue Card system in effect from 1st July

Legislative amendments to the Blue Card system have been passed in Queensland Parliament. This includes changes to the disqualification and...
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Jul 19

Free financial literacy sessions in Logan

People in Logan who are struggling to make ends meet, or who just want financial advice, are invited to attend...
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Jul 19

New partnership to strengthen community sector

Community Sector Banking and the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) have announced a longterm partnership designed to strengthen the community...
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Jul 19

Locations announced for new interest-free loans for renters

The Queensland government has announced the first two locations for interest-free loans designed to help eligible Queenslanders secure private tenancy...
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Jul 19

Free food sustainability and social justice policy forum

Statistics show the number of people seeking food relief in Queensland is on the rise. Strengthening local food systems to overcome...
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Jul 19

Have your say on youth justice in Queensland

The Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 is now before the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee. The Committee is seeking submissions in...
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Jul 19

Reminder – discount on new membership fees for 2019-20

eNews subscribers are reminded that organisations and individuals who newly apply to become a PeakCare Member or registered Supporter by...
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Jul 19

Thumbs Up – Thumbs Down…

PeakCare is pleased to introduce our new ‘Thumbs Up – Thumbs Down’ addition to eNews. Each week, we will be...
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Jun 19

a BIG THANK YOU to all those who supported Queensland’s BIG WEEK

On behalf of PeakCare, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) and the Child and Family...
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Jun 19

Data sharing reforms to better safeguard privacy – what do they mean for the community sector?

ACOSS has developed a briefing note outlining proposed reforms to national data sharing legislation. The increasingly complex nature of data collection and...
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Jun 19

Have your say on youth justice in Queensland

The Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced to the Queensland Parliament on Friday, 14th June and is now...
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Jun 19

Tackling online bullying – funding now available

The closing date for applications to the Tackle Cyberbullying Grants Program has been extended to midnight Sunday, 21st July. The program offers young Queenslanders aged 10-17 years...
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Jun 19

Seeking breakthrough, high impact ideas for funding

Applications are now open for the Myer Innovation Fellowships 2020. The program seeks exceptional leaders across all sectors (private, public...
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Jun 19

Micah Moonlight Dinner Dance tickets now available

The 16th annual Micah Moonlight Dinner Dance will be held Friday, 23rd August, 6.30pm for a 7pm start at the Plaza Ballroom,...
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Jun 19

Welcome to the BIG WEEK

Queensland’s BIG WEEK commences today with the National Child Protection Conference co-hosted by the Child and Family Welfare Association of Australia (CAFWAA), Queensland Aboriginal and...
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Jun 19

Minimum qualifications standards for residential care workers – updates

In previous editions of eNews we have let you know that TAFE Qld is offering the required Certificate IV to...
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Jun 19

New guide to place based approaches now available

QCOSS has developed a valuable resource for anyone undertaking or being part of place-based approaches. Place-based approaches provide communities with the...
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Jun 19

Children’s Day bags pre-orders now available

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day will be held on Sunday, 4th August. SNAICC is now taking pre-orders for Children's Day...
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Jun 19

Child Protection Week Dinner tickets now available

The annual Queensland Child Protection Week Dinner will be held Friday, 6th September at the Grand Ballroom of The Greek...
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Jun 19

Early bird discount for QCOSS State Conference ends soon

The QCOSS State Conference 2019 will be held 12th - 13th September at The Events Centre, Caloundra, Queensland. This year's...
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Jun 19

Engaging pregnant and parenting young people

The Australian Young Pregnant & Parenting Network Symposium will be held Thursday, 8th to Friday, 9th August in Maroochydore, Queensland. Di...
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Jun 19

Better health – have your say

The Australian Digital Health Agency is facilitating a national conversation to develop a blueprint for a more modern, digitally connected...
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Jun 19

New PeakCare Membership Fee Schedule for 2019-20 – We Listened To You

PeakCare’s Board has announced a new Membership Fee Schedule for 2019-20. Board President, Mr Darren Young said, “The Board listened to concerns raised...
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Jun 19

Congratulations to Community Living Association

Congratulations are extended to the Community Living Association for the Roundtable about Young People with intellectual or Cognitive Disabilities with...
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Jun 19

When only a chocolate cake will do…

This week, PeakCare’s Executive Director, Lindsay Wegener, enjoyed the privilege of participating in a 2-day workshop hosted by the Queensland...
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Jun 19

Minimum qualifications standards for residential care workers updates

In previous editions of eNews we have let you know that TAFE Qld is offering the required Certificate IV to...
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Jun 19

New PeakCare Membership Fee Schedule for 2019-20 – We Listened To You

PeakCare’s Board is pleased to release details of our new Membership Fee Schedule for 2019-20. In announcing the replacement of...
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Jun 19

Therapeutic work with children who have experienced abuse and neglect

This paper presented by CPPAQ will be of benefit to all who work therapeutically with children who have experienced abuse and neglect....
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Jun 19

Research in the Round – improving youth mental health

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) will be holding its eighth Research in the Round forum on Improving youth mental health from 2pm to 5pm on...
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Jun 19

Understanding what sets kids up for success

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) is developing a 10-year roadmap for early childhood research focused on helping...
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Jun 19

Free online tools for volunteer management

Justice Connect have released free online interactive resources for not-for-profit community organisations to manage and review volunteer processes. TheRecruiting Volunteers e-module includes 30...
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Jun 19

Indigenous languages promotion now tax deductible

The Register of Cultural Organisations now includes promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages as a purpose eligible for deductible gift recipient endorsement...
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Jun 19

New longitudinal survey seeking Indigenous participants

Mayi Kuwayu is the national longitudinal study of culture, health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people based at...
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Jun 19

Understanding rights regarding the National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme has released a briefing to help those affected by the Scheme to understand their rights. Understanding Your...
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May 19

Who is Isaiah Dawe?

Isaiah Dawe is a proud Butchulla and Gawara Salt Water man. His skin name is Yakamarri and his personal totems...
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May 19

ANROWS and Healing Foundation announce new partnership to support workforce development

A new partnership between The Healing Foundation and Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) will support Queensland’s domestic...
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May 19

Minimum wage rise at 3%

The Fair Work Commission has made the decision to increase the minimum wage this year by 3% to $740.80 per week...
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May 19

Extra funding for Queensland reconciliation celebrations

An extra $150,000 has been released for the third round of the Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants program.This will make a total...
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May 19

Managing child safety information follow up report released

The Queensland Audit Office has tabled the performance audit report Follow-up of Managing child safety information. In this follow-up audit, the Audit...
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May 19

New guide to support young people developing healthy attitudes in relationships

R4Respect is an education and prevention strategy led by young people in Logan and surrounds to prevent anti-social behaviour and...
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May 19

Free panel session on technological abuse in family violence situations

New research suggests that people accessing family violence services may also experience some form of technology abuse, such as monitoring of...
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May 19

Queensland Child Protection Week – save the date for dinner

The annual Queensland Child Protection Week Dinner celebrates the dedication and commitment of those working within the child protection industry. Save the...
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May 19

Preliminary program available for 8th SNAICC National Conference

Join friends and colleagues to discuss challenges and share knowledge and experiences in raising happy, healthy and confident children in Aboriginal...
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May 19

Listen up!

As the Family Matters’ National Week of Action for 2019 draws to a close, there is one more thing YOU and YOUR organisation can do to...
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May 19

Detention of Queensland children in watchhouses

The lead story featured in last week’s edition of eNews – Beneath the numbers and percentages, there are the stories of...
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May 19

Therapeutic work with children who have experienced abuse and neglect – CPPAQ Practice Paper

This year the annual Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) Sue Diggles Memorial Practice Paper will explore the topic of...
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May 19

AASW/PeakCare Child Protection Practice Forum now being held on Monday, 3rd June

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, so come along to the AASW/PeakCare Child Protection Practice Group Forum and hear from...
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May 19

Free child protection workshops

NAPCAN is again delivering its series of free child protection workshops around Queensland. Mandatory Reporting & Prevention of Child Abuse and...
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May 19

Voices in Action – a game changing conference for out of home care

95% of previous attendees either agreed or strongly agreed that the ideas shared at the event would help improve the out-of-home care...
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May 19

Latest institutions to join National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme has updated its list of institutions that have joined to include the latest group of Anglican...
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May 19

Inquiry into education and employment for young people inviting submissions

The National Youth Commission (NYC) aims to ensure that all Australians, especially young Australians, have the right to education as a...
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May 19

Injustice of Intimacy podcast series now available

The Injustice of Intimacy podcast series has now been launched - featuring a raw and personal collection of stories from women who...
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May 19

Abstract submissions closing soon for STOP Domestic Violence Conference

The 2019 STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held Monday, 9th to Wednesday, 11th December at Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast,...
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May 19

FECCA scholarships now available

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is seeking applications for the Scholarship Program to attend, and actively...
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May 19

Centacare Fortitude Valley temporarily moving offices

Due to disturbances from nearby construction, Centacare has temporarily moved from premises at Morgan Street, Fortitude Valley to the CBD....
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May 19

Beneath the numbers are the stories of children’s lives

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has recently released its annualYouth Justice in Australia 2017-18 report. Data presented...
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May 19

What do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people think about violence against women and gender equality? Findings from NCAS

ANROWS has released Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders - Findings...
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May 19

National Families Week

We are right in the middle of the 17th annual National Families Week - 15th to 21st May - which...
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May 19

National Reconciliation Week 2019

At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples....
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May 19

New free business scorecard tool

Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) has been working in partnership with the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) to develop...
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May 19

Resources to support autism awareness

April was World Autism Month, aimed at increasing global understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Autism can be diagnosed at any age, and...
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May 19

2019 Foster and Kinship Care Conference – registrations now open

The 2019 National Foster and Kinship Care Conference is coming to Perth and is being hosted by the Foster Care...
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May 19

SNAICC child care package impact survey closing soon

SNAICC's survey on the impact of the Queensland government's new Child Care Package is closing soon - with 50% of services so...
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May 19

Congratulations to Families Australia

PeakCare congratulates Brian Babington, Stella Conroy and the team from Families Australia for the stimulating, highly informative and well-organised 6th...
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May 19

AASW/PeakCare Child Protection Practice Group forum date change to Monday, 3rd June

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, so come along to hear from presenter Jatinder Kaur and women with a lived...
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May 19

Register NOW to attend the National Child Protection Conference – Registrations close on 6th June or when all available places are filled

Registrations for the National Child Protection Conference being co-hosted by PeakCare, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection...
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May 19

BREAKING NEWS – New Youth Justice Department Announced

The Palaszczuk Government has today announced the establishment of a new Youth Justice Department and has appointed Mr Robert (Bob)...
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May 19

Are you ready to make the last week of June your BIG WEEK?

Are you ready to make the last week of June your BIG WEEK? Event One: National Child Protection Conference Have you...
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May 19

Family Matters National Week of Action is fast approaching – will you be ready?

The annual Family Matters’ National Week of Action will be held from 20th to 26th May – less than two weeks away....
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May 19

Parents and their allies changing the child protection system

In New York City in the 1990s, over 50,000 children were in foster care. Today, this figure is less than...
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May 19

QCPW Awards and grants now open

The annual Queensland Child Protection Awards provide an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the efforts, commitment and unreserved energy of many...
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May 19

Backtrack Boys – wild boys and the dogs that tame them

Join friends and colleagues on Sunday, 2nd June at for a special screening of the moving film, Backtrack Boys, at All Hallows School Theatre,...
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May 19

Reminder – share your thoughts on the record new investment in youth justice reforms

The Palaszcuk Government has announced Record new investment in youth justice reforms. Make sure that you read the many and varied comments that have...
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May 19

Reminder – QFCC Workforce Survey closing soon

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) is undertaking a workforce survey to gather information on the experiences of frontline workers...
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May 19

BLOWN AWAY…

We have been totally blown away by the number of abstracts and offers received to present at the National Child...
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May 19

Record new investment in youth justice reforms

Earlier this week, PeakCare released a ‘Breaking News’ edition of eNews about the Palaszcuk Government’s announcement of a Record new...
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May 19

New laws for sentencing of those responsible for the murder or manslaughter of children

This week, State Parliament passed new laws for strengthening the sentencing of those found guilty of an offence relating to...
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May 19

Children and young people invited to have their say

Children and Young People Commissioners and Guardians across Australia and New Zealand will soon be coming together for a meeting in Canberra....
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May 19

New QCPW grant to support child protection messages in Indigenous communities

The Queensland Child Protection Week (QCPW) Committee has announced the introduction of the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Grant. NGOs...
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May 19

National Volunteer Week 2019

National Volunteer Week is the best time to acknowledge and promote the invaluable contributes of Australia's 6 million volunteers. Join in...
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May 19

Reminder – early bird registrations to SNAICC Conference 2019 now open

Early bird registrations are now open for the 8th SNAICC National Conference: Growing up with Strong Identity, Strong Culture and Strong Connection. From...
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May 19

Reminder – QFCC Workforce Survey 2019 open

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) is undertaking a workforce survey to gather information on the experiences of frontline workers...
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Apr 19

MONDAY is coming…

Why is that important? Monday is the closing date for becoming a Sponsor of the National Child Protection Conference to be co-hosted...
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Apr 19

HSQF updates

An updated version of the Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF) User Guide – Certification V5.0 has been released and uploaded to Queensland’s HSQF...
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Apr 19

Hope and Healing e-modules update

Residential care workers and their immediate supervisors are now able to complete the Relationships module on the e-learning platform, this...
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Apr 19

Free Blue Card workshops in regional and remote communities

Yarn together in a culturally safe space when Blue Card Services visit communities across Queensland, including remote communities such as...
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Apr 19

Applications open for Young, Black and Deadly scholarships

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) is sponsoring the Young, Black and Proud scholarships for another round, with applications now open for...
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Apr 19

Supporting women in leadership positions with scholarships for education

Up to 500 governance scholarships of $1000 towards the Diploma of Business (Governance) are being offered especially focussing on women, by...
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Apr 19

Early bird registrations open for SNAICC Conference 2019

Early bird registrations are now open for the 8th SNAICC National Conference: Growing up with Strong Identity, Strong Culture and Strong Connection. From...
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Apr 19

Preventing sexual violence in Queensland – what are your ideas?

Queenslanders are called on to have their say on how to prevent sexual violence, with public consultation opening online and...
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Apr 19

Have you had your say on PeakCare’s views of the YES, BUT Federal Budget 2019?

Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten delivered his budget reply at Canberra’s parliament house, following the government’s handing down of the...
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Apr 19

Reminder – QFCC Workforce Survey 2019 open

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) is undertaking a workforce survey to gather information on the experiences of frontline workers...
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Apr 19

Reminder – enrolments open for minimum qualifications for residential care workers

In previous editions we let you know that TAFE Qld is able to offer the attainment of the minimum Certificate...
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Apr 19

National Child Protection Conference updates!

Registrations to attend the National Child Protection Conference close on 6th June – Early Bird Rate concludes on 3rd May Registrations for...
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Apr 19

Counting down the numbers…

73 - Number of days until Queensland’s BIG WEEK kicks off on the 24th June with the 2-day National Child Protection Conference co-hosted by the...
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Apr 19

Federal Budget 2019: Bill Shorten’s budget reply

Last Thursday Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten delivered his budget reply at Canberra’s parliament house, following the government’s handing down...
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Apr 19

QFCC Workforce Survey 2019 now open

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) is undertaking a workforce survey to gather information on the experiences of frontline workers...
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Apr 19

ALRC makes 60 recommendations for improving family law system

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) report Family Law for the Future: An Inquiry into the Family Law System was tabled in...
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Apr 19

Nominations open for Disability Support Industry Reference Committee

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is now accepting nominations for membership on the Disability Support Industry Reference Committee...
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Apr 19

Share your knowledge by presenting at FECCA Conference 2019

FECCA is the peak national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. FECCA's role is to advocate and promote...
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Apr 19

Enrolments open for minimum qualifications for residential care workers

In previous editions we let you know that TAFE Qld is able to offer the attainment of the minimum Certificate...
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Apr 19

Preventing sexual violence in Queensland – what are your ideas?

Queenslanders are called on to have their say on how to prevent sexual violence, with public consultation opening online and...
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Apr 19

Leadership opportunities for Indigenous young people

The 2019 Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders (18-25 years), from remote, regional...
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Apr 19

Nominations closing soon for Queensland Multicultural Awards

Recognise your local community volunteers, groups, businesses, government agencies and media whose long-term efforts have helped to build an inclusive,...
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Apr 19

Updates on the National Child Protection Conference

Early bird rates still available for registering to attend National Child Protection Conference Registrations for the National Child Protection Conference being co-hosted...
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Apr 19

Government announces YES BUT Budget – what are your thoughts?

Early this week, the Federal Government released what PeakCare regards as a YES BUT Budget. In an overall sense, YES...
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Apr 19

Enrolments open for minimum qualifications for residential care workers

In previous editions we let you know that TAFE Qld is able to offer the attainment of the minimum Certificate...
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Apr 19

CREATE releases findings from 2018 survey of young people

The CREATE 2018 Out-of-home care in Australia report presents findings from a survey of 1,275 children and young people on...
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Apr 19

SNAICC joins Joint Council on Closing the Gap

The Joint Council is a formal partnership agreement between the Federal Government, states, territories, and the National Coalition of Aboriginal...
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Apr 19

Release of 2018 AEDC identifies developmental vulnerabilities among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) measures the development of Australian children across five domains in their first year of...
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Apr 19

Preventing sexual violence in Queensland – what are your ideas?

Queenslanders are called on to have their say on how to prevent sexual violence, with public consultation opening online and...
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5

Apr 19

Leadership opportunities for Indigenous young people

The 2019 Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders (18-25 years), from...
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Apr 19

Free election policy priorities webinar – upcoming episodes

This free series of webinars outlines some leading Australian organisations' policy priorities for the next Australian Government, put forward on...
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Apr 19

Don’t forget to nominate for QCPW Awards

Queensland Child Protection Week (QCPW) runs from the first Sunday in September each year. Read more about plans for this...
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Apr 19

Funding available to assist transition to NDIS

Organisations are invited to apply via an open process for Transition Assistance Funding to purchase tailored supports including business advice,...
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Apr 19

What’s on during Queensland Youth Week 2019

Celebrate the positive contributions of young Queenslanders aged 12-25 years in making Queensland a better place to live by participating...
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Apr 19

The conviction and sentencing of George Pell

Have you read and considered PeakCare’s blog about the conviction and sentencing of George Pell? If ‘No’, click here. Have you...
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Apr 19

National Child Protection Conference

Registrations NOW OPEN Registrations for the National Child Protection Conference being co-hosted by PeakCare, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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Mar 19

Registrations now open!

All eNews subscribers are reminded that registrations for the National Child Protection Conference being co-hosted by PeakCare, the Queensland Aboriginal...
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Mar 19

The conviction and sentencing of George Pell

Have you read and considered PeakCare’s blog about the conviction and sentencing of George Pell? If ‘No’, click here. Have you...
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Mar 19

Parliamentary committee delivers final report on entrenched disadvantage

The Federal House of Representatives Select Committee on Intergenerational Welfare Dependence has released its final report. The report identifies groups at higher...
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Mar 19

What’s on in Queensland Youth Week 2019

Celebrate the positive contributions of young Queenslanders aged 12-25 years in making Queensland a better place to live by participating...
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Mar 19

Youth worker input needed

Youth Affairs Network of Queensland (YANQ) is requesting the input of youth workers and managers on the value of establishing an...
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29

Mar 19

Technology grants available for non-profits

The Institute of Technology for Australia and New Zealand Limited (TITAN) is accepting applications for their Website Build and Match Fund Grant, which...
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29

Mar 19

QCPW grants available

Queensland Child Protection Week (QCPW) has launched the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Grant for not-for-profit groups operating...
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29

Mar 19

Do you need more information around child protection and NDIS?

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (CSYW), Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) and...
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29

Mar 19

Workforce Futures Strategy – information required from NGOs

The Workforce Futures Strategy (2019-2022) project is a strategic workforce initiative being undertaken by the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC)...
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29

Mar 19

Platform 1225 Forum 2019 – Social inclusion and human rights for young people

The rights of all Queenslanders are now enshrined in legislation after the Human Rights Bill 2018 was passed in Queensland Parliament. How does this...
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29

Mar 19

REMINDER – Abstract submissions and sponsorship opportunities now open!

Abstract submissions are now open for the National Child Protection Conference being co-hosted by PeakCare, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres...
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22

Mar 19

The conviction and sentencing of George Pell – the yet to be realised repercussions

The conviction and sentencing of George Pell are not matters that would usually attract commentary from PeakCare. Generally, we focus our...
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22

Mar 19

New website for family and domestic violence assistance

Family Violence Law Help is a new national website for people wanting to understand domestic and family violence, the law and...
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22

Mar 19

Invitation for video pitches by young people

Children and young people up to 25 years of age are invited to create a one-minute video pitch to grab...
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22

Mar 19

First national study of child maltreatment

QUT Professor Ben Mathews will lead a team of international researchers examining the prevalence, health and economic effects of all...
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22

Mar 19

Discounted qualifications for residential care workers

TAFE Queensland is offering programs to complete a Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of...
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22

Mar 19

Hope & Healing update

The 6th module, entitled Healing, in the Hope & Healing e-learning program for residential care workers has now been uploaded to the...
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22

Mar 19

Child protection and NDIS

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (CSYW), Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) and...
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22

Mar 19

Workforce Futures Strategy – information required from NGOs

The Workforce futures strategy (2019-2022) project is a strategic workforce initiative being undertaken by the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) to align...
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22

Mar 19

ARACY 2019 policy priorities announced

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) has launched Our Children: They don’t vote but they do matter developed in anticipation of...
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22

Mar 19

What does a Human Rights Bill mean for young people and housing support?

The rights of all Queenslanders are now enshrined in legislation after the Human Rights Bill 2018 was passed in Parliament recently. How does this...
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22

Mar 19

Free online courses for supporting child mental health

The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health provides free access to prevention and early intervention courses and resources. These...
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22

Mar 19

Congratulations to the Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 Award Recipients

PeakCare congratulates the 25 leaders from Australia’s social sector who are the recipients of Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 awards. These...
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22

Mar 19

Abstract submissions and sponsorship opportunities now open!

Abstract submissions are now open for the National Child Protection Conference being held Monday, 24th to Tuesday, 25th June in Brisbane....
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22

Mar 19

Progress against the National Standards for out of home care – national survey of the views of children

The National Standards for out of home care are a joint initiative of the Australian Government and state and territory...
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8

Mar 19

A very important announcement from TAFE Queensland

The attention of all providers of residential care services is drawn to a VERY IMPORTANT announcement released by TAFE Queensland today. To...
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8

Mar 19

International Women’s Day 2019

Today 8th March is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year's theme...
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8

Mar 19

Hope & Healing update

The training program for the Hope & Healing Framework for Residential Care is progressing well, with all organisations that provide residential...
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8

Mar 19

Family Matters in 2019

The priorities for the Family Matters campaign in 2019 have been established in the first meeting of a new Family Matters leadership...
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8

Mar 19

NAPCAN CPW 2019 art competition

Young people up to 18 years of age are invited to submit artwork to be featured in NAPCAN Child Protection...
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8

Mar 19

Free ILC workshops

National Disability Services (NDS), in partnership with Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA), is offering free workshops across Queensland between March...
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8

Mar 19

Parents’ voices needed

The Family Inclusion Network is holding free small forums to meet with parents who have experienced the Queensland child protection...
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8

Mar 19

Volunteering awards nominations closing soon

The 2019 Queensland Volunteering Awards honour the inspiring endeavours of hundreds of volunteers, volunteer managers and volunteer-involving organisations committed to bringing...
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8

Mar 19

CFCA invites roundtables participants

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) and Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health are undertaking a project aimed at facilitating...
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8

Mar 19

KENG fundraiser

Kingston East Neighbourhood Group (KENG) is a community based not for profit association serving the needs of the local community in Logan...
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8

Mar 19

Foster carer recruitment campaign launches

The Queensland government has launched its foster and kinship carer recruitment campaign for 2019. The campaign highlights the personal experiences of a...
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22

Feb 19

No good parent abandons their child when they turn 18 – the government shouldn’t either

No good parent abandons their child when they turn 18. If their child is studying, most parents will continue to...
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22

Feb 19

Two Bills about the sentencing of persons guilty of offences relating to the death of a child – Have your say about one or the other or both

Two Bills relating to the sentencing of persons found guilty of offences relating to the death of a child are...
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22

Feb 19

Disaster relief extended in North Queensland

Disaster assistance has been now extended to the community of Cloncurry and small business assistance is available in Townsville in...
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22

Feb 19

Youth justice practitioner guide launched

Legal Aid Queensland has released a guide for lawyers who appear in the Childrens Court about the specific provisions of the Youth...
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22

Feb 19

Legal Aid and collaborative excellence

In November 2018, lawyers from Legal Aid Queensland, the Office of the Public Guardian, the Office of the Child and...
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22

Feb 19

Changes to Legal Aid grants of aid, professional fees and means test

Changes to Legal Aid Queensland's grants of aid, professional fees and means tests are now effective. Grants of aid for child...
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22

Feb 19

Consultation paper released on what works to protect children

The Secretariat for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service has released a consultation paper seeking to answer...
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22

Feb 19

Backtrack Boys screening by ANTaR Qld

Join friends and colleagues for a special fundraiser screening of Backtrack Boys - a movie benefit night to support the education, policy and advocacy...
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15

Feb 19

Strengthening sentencing laws and honouring the legacy of Queensland’s slain children – what are your thoughts?

This week new laws were introduced into State Parliament to strengthen the sentencing of those found guilty of an offence...
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15

Feb 19

11th anniversary of the National Apology

Wednesday, 13th February 2019 marked eleven years since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd formally acknowledged and apologised for the Australian government's...
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15

Feb 19

Hope and Healing Framework for residential care

Implementation of the Hope and Healing Framework for residential care workers is well underway, with the release of three e-learning modules prior...
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15

Feb 19

Minimum qualifications for residential care workers

Along with the Hope and Healing Framework the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (the Department) have required since 1st...
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15

Feb 19

CPPAQ Practice Paper – Are you ready for the National Redress Scheme?

Following the recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Reponses to Child Sexual Abuse a National Redress Scheme (NRS) has...
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11

Feb 19

PeakCare’s best wishes for North Queensland

PeakCare’s sincere best wishes are extended to all our members, colleagues and friends in North Queensland. We understand that many...
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11

Feb 19

Committee’s report on Human Rights Bill tabled in Parliament

Another major milestone has been reached in the journey towards having human rights legislation proclaimed in Queensland. On Monday 4th...
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11

Feb 19

National Youth Homelessness Conference

The first national conference focussed on youth to be held in Australia in over 20 years will take place Monday,...
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11

Feb 19

Practitioner insights required

FrameWorks Institute is conducting a survey to explore how professionals working with children and families think about infant and child development. Participation involves...
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11

Feb 19

Applications open for NAIDOC grants

Applications are open for funding to contribute to 2019 NAIDOC Week (7th - 14th July) events. The events should celebrate Aboriginal and...
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11

Feb 19

Reminder – YOUR feedback required on our Strategic Plan

Anyone wishing to provide feedback about PeakCare’s five-year Strategic Plan is reminded that your feedback is due by Friday 16th February. PeakCare’s Board is...
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11

Feb 19

Winners of PeakCare’s first competition for 2019!

PeakCare is pleased to announce that the winners of PeakCare’s first competition for 2019 are – drum roll please –...
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10

Feb 19

PeakCare’s first competition for 2019 – The Questions and the Answers

The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 and the Fourth Action Plan 2018-20 are ‘bread and butter’ documents for the child...
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1

Feb 19

Fourth Action Plan released

The Fourth Action Plan, National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009 - 2020 was launched this week in Darwin. The Action...
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1

Feb 19

Our Strategic Plan – your feedback

Close to a year ago, PeakCare’s Board developed a five-year Strategic Plan for our organisation for the period 2018-2022. The development...
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1

Feb 19

Cashless debit cards in Hinkler – what do you think?

The Federal Government's cashless debit card program has launched in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay (Hinkler) region this week. About 6,000 people, aged 35...
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1

Feb 19

Child Aware Conference 2019 – save on tickets by registering now

Join colleagues committed to working to advance the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010 - 2022 sharing...
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1

Feb 19

ARACY – transforming evidence to practice

The Board of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) has announced the appointment of Penny Dakin as...
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1

Feb 19

The first PeakCare competition for 2019 – PRIZES TO BE WON!

It seems that there can be no better subject matter for our first competition of the year than the newly released...
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25

Jan 19

Off to a running start with the first eNews of 2019…

Welcome to 2019 and the first edition of eNews for this year. Already PeakCare has well and truly hit the...
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25

Jan 19

PeakCare Board Office-bearers for 2019

PeakCare is pleased to announce who our Board’s Office-bearers are for 2019 as elected by the Board in late 2018....
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25

Jan 19

Hope & Healing

Implementation of the Hope and Healing Framework for residential care workers is well underway, with the release of three e-learning...
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25

Jan 19

Minimum qualifications for residential care workers

Along with the Hope and Healing Framework the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (the Department) have required since 1...
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25

Jan 19

Have you watched this video?

In late 2018, PeakCare released The Voice of Residential Care Workers featuring completely un-scripted discussion by four Queensland residential care workers about...
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25

Jan 19

Monday, 28th January – We will be open for business

The PeakCare Office will remain open on 28th January 2019. Our reasons for keeping the office open on this day...
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25

Jan 19

Stupendous ‘triple-bunger’ conference for Brisbane – Save these dates!

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP), PeakCare and the Child and Family Welfare Association of...
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25

Jan 19

New year means new research from ANROWS

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) plans to release nearly 30 publications and resources in the next 6 months....
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25

Jan 19

Free Churchill Fellowship information sessions

A Churchill Fellowship can offer you (as an Australian citizen) the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an...
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25

Jan 19

Nominations close soon for these Queensland awards

Time is running out to nominate for the 2019 Queensland Reconciliation Awards. These awards are an opportunity to celebrate the ongoing...
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25

Jan 19

Impact 25 Awards – Don’t forget to vote!

Voting for Pro Bono Australia’s 2018 Impact 25 awards close at 5pm on 31st January – don’t forget to vote!...
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21

Jan 19

Recognise positive impact in our nation’s social sector – this year PeakCare’s Lindsay Wegener is among Pro Bono’s Impact 25 Nominees

A total of 337 people have been nominated as part of Pro Bono Australia’s 2018 Impact 25 awards, with voting...
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14

Dec 18

The Queensland government release Youth Justice Strategy

On Tuesday of this week, the Palaszczuk Government released Working Together Changing the Story 2019-2023, describing it as Queensland’s first...
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14

Dec 18

Hope and Healing podcasts and videos released

Developed in conjunction with the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Encompass Family and Community and PeakCare, Pracademics have...
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14

Dec 18

New program for Queenslanders with loved ones affected by ice

As part of the Queensland government's Action on Ice, a new program for families of those affected by ice use and...
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14

Dec 18

New app for women with disability experiencing abuse

A new free app has been developed for women with disability who have experienced violence and abuse. Sunny is 1800RESPECT’s...
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14

Dec 18

Insights required into primary prevention of gender based violence

The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance is conducting a survey of primary prevention activities across Australia. The survey aims to map activities...
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7

Dec 18

New videos released to celebrate the launch of the Hope and Healing Framework

PeakCare is celebrating the launch of the Hope and Healing e-learning program with the release of two important videos: Minister Di Farmer...
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7

Dec 18

Hope and Healing podcasts released

Developed in conjunction with the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Encompass Family and Community and PeakCare, Pracademics have...
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7

Dec 18

Mental health strategic plan launched for Queensland

The Queensland government's five-year strategic directive for reforming the state's mental health and alcohol and drug systems has been launched. The plan...
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7

Dec 18

Volunteers – the unsung heroes

Wednesday, 5th December was International Volunteer Day, dedicated to recognising over one billion volunteers globally (714,138 in Queensland) and the extraordinary - often unseen...
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7

Dec 18

New research into fathers who use domestic and family violence

ANROWS has released Australia-first research into perpetrator interventions, providing an evidence base for intervening with fathers who use domestic and family violence (DFV),...
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7

Dec 18

NCAS findings released

ANROWS has released findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS). The NCAS is the world's longest running...
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7

Dec 18

Not-for-profit salary research

The Pro Bono Salary Survey is the largest report of its kind and is an established benchmark of remuneration trends exclusively...
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7

Dec 18

NDIA ILC grant applications open

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released its next round of Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Grants. Applications...
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29

Nov 18

Family Matters 2018 report released

The 2018 Family Matters Report has been released, highlighting primary prevention as the way forward in reducing the overrepresentation of...
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29

Nov 18

Human Rights Bill – the people’s legislation. How will it affect YOU?

Submissions on the Human Rights Bill 2018 sent to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee have commenced being posted...
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29

Nov 18

UNICEF reports some children more vulnerable to rights violations

The Australian Child Rights Taskforce, UNICEF Australia, released the 2018 Children's Report, which reviewed the Australian government's compliance with obligations under the Convention of...
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29

Nov 18

Resource sheet for educators on supporting children’s rights

The Association for Childhood Education International has developed a resource sheet for educators underpinned by the UNICEF Convention on the Rights...
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29

Nov 18

Free video counselling sessions for expectant parents

Gidget Foundation Australia is offering up to 10 free video counselling sessions for expecting parents and those of infants up to 12 months old,...
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29

Nov 18

QUT Back to School Health Checks in January

QUT Health Clinics will once again be providing free children’s health checks for school-aged children 15th to 17th January 2019, including foot...
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29

Nov 18

Concessions and rebates available

Concessions are rebates are available from the Queensland government for eligible individuals and families. Energy rebates of up to $340...
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29

Nov 18

Research on issues affecting fathers

As part of Support for Fathers, a national project run by Relationships Australia Victoria and funded by the Department of Social Services...
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29

Nov 18

Not-for-profit workforce research

The Centre for Social Impact's Not-for-Profit Workforce Study is the largest research of its kind. The workplace is increasingly competitive and...
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23

Nov 18

What are your thoughts?

The recent deaths of two infants in the space of two days is a tragedy. Their loss is mourned by...
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23

Nov 18

PeakCare’s newly elected Board Members

A warm welcome and congratulations are extended to all who were elected to serve on PeakCare’s Board during our Annual...
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23

Nov 18

PeakCare’s SPEAK OUT Symposium

PeakCare's SPEAK OUT Symposium  Thank you to the many key note speakers, presenters and panel members who contributed to PeakCare’s...
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23

Nov 18

PeakCare’s AGM and end of year celebrations

PeakCare’s AGM and end-of-year celebrations were, yet again, a grand affair. Our sincere thanks are extended to our guest speakers,...
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23

Nov 18

Follow Hope & Healing for updates on the progress of the framework

If you want regular tips and ideas on the best ways to support young people living in residential care –...
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23

Nov 18

Ending men’s violence against women and girls

Today 23rd November is White Ribbon Day, Australia’s national day for raising awareness of men’s violence against women and girls....
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23

Nov 18

Queensland Reconciliation Small Grants applications open

The Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program commemorates two significant milestones in our national history—the successful 1967 Referendum and the 1992 High...
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23

Nov 18

Opportunities for young people

The Young Achiever Awards aim to promote the positive achievements of all young people throughout Queensland up to and including 29 years of...
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23

Nov 18

Improving health literacy for Brisbane communities

Metro North Hospital and Health Service are seeking feedback on their literacy approach consultation draft that aims to support community health...
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16

Nov 18

Last chance to register to SPEAK OUT

This is your last chance to register for the ‘SPEAK OUT: Improving Outcomes through Advocacy’ Symposium. Registrations will close at...
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16

Nov 18

New resource hub to support child mental health

Be You is new free initiative developed by Beyond Blue, headspace and Early Childhood Australia designed to address mental health in schools...
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16

Nov 18

Opioid use and harms on the rise, says new report

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows the impacts of opioid use in Australia and draws...
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16

Nov 18

Carers Australia call for explicit respite services in NDIS

Carers Australia, the national peak body representing Australians who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends with a...
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16

Nov 18

Survey for young people and disability support workers

As part of a Australian Research Council Linkage project Relationships and Recognition: young people with cognitive disability, relationships and paid supportResearch...
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16

Nov 18

Finalists announced for 2018 Young People’s Human Rights Medal

The five young finalists for the Australian Human Rights Commission's 2018 Young People's Human Rights Medal have been announced. Congratulations to...
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16

Nov 18

Applications open for 2019 Sexual Violence Prevention Grants

Applications for grants of up to $5,000 are now open for projects, initiatives or events being held during March and...
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8

Nov 18

Who will SPEAK OUT…if that’s the question, what’s YOUR answer?

“Who will speak out for me if you won’t?” If that’s the question, what’s your answer? Whether you happen to...
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8

Nov 18

Have your say about the Human Rights Bill introduced to Queensland Parliament

The Human Rights Bill introduced to Queensland Parliament last week is now being reviewed by a parliamentary committee. This provides opportunity for you and your organisation to impress...
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8

Nov 18

Learn more about the Human Rights Bill and how it will affect you

Attend PeakCare’s ‘SPEAK OUT: Improving Outcomes through Advocacy’ Symposium at which Aimee McVeigh, Coordinator of the Human Rights Act for Queensland Campaign...
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8

Nov 18

Nomination of candidates for election to the PeakCare Board – the most critical election to be held in years

This year FIVE of the SEVEN positions on PeakCare’s Board will be vacated. This will make the election of Board Members at our forthcoming...
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8

Nov 18

Practitioner insights required

The Pro Bono Salary Survey is the largest survey of its kind of individuals working in the not-for-profit sector. The short...
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8

Nov 18

Volunteering – what organisations need to know

Volunteering Queensland has launched a new Resource Central with the latest resources and research to support volunteers in organisations. A...
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8

Nov 18

White Ribbon Day Breakfast

Ticket sales for the 2018 White Ribbon Day Breakfast close 5pm Friday, 9th November. Purchase your ticket now and show your...
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8

Nov 18

A BIG THANK YOU

THANK YOU! PeakCare is donating profit generated from our ‘SPEAK OUT: Improving Outcomes through Advocacy’ Symposium and our AGM and end-of-year celebrations to...
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2

Nov 18

A historic moment – a Human Rights Bill introduced for Queensland

This has been an exciting week. A Human Rights Bill was introduced to State Parliament on 31st October and, if proclaimed,...
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2

Nov 18

What will a Human Rights Act mean for YOU and YOUR organisation?

After attending PeakCare's SPEAK OUT Symposium on Wednesday 21st November, make sure you also attend the breakfast event on Wednesday...
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2

Nov 18

Nomination of candidates for election to the PeakCare Board – the most critical election to be held in years

This year FIVE of the SEVEN positions on PeakCare’s Board will be vacated. This will make the election of Board Members at our forthcoming...
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2

Nov 18

Pledges to the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation

PeakCare will be donating profit generated from the 'SPEAK OUT' Symposium and our AGM and end-of-year celebrations to the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation. To...
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2

Nov 18

AGM season is upon us

AGM season is upon us, with QCOSS, Queensland Youth Housing Coalition (QYHC) and PeakCare holding AGMs in November. QCOSS will hold...
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2

Nov 18

URGENT REMINDER – Team Leader nominations from all residential care providers due

All organisations delivering residential care services in Queensland are required to nominate a Team Leader within their organisation to work with...
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2

Nov 18

Congratulations to Natalie Lewis

PeakCare warmly extends congratulations to Natalie Lewis, Gamilaraay yinar (woman), Family Matters Chair, CEO of QATSICPP, Board Member of SNAICC – National Voice...
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30

Oct 18

Media release – a Human Rights Act will stop the flood of Government apologies

The Palaszczuk Government’s announcement of plans to introduce a Human Rights Bill to State Parliament has been welcomed by PeakCare,...
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26

Oct 18

Registrations now open for PeakCare’s SPEAK OUT Symposium

Registrations are now open for PeakCare’s all-day ‘SPEAK OUT: Improving Outcomes through Advocacy’ Symposium and our Annual General Meeting and end-of year entertainment and celebrations that...
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26

Oct 18

Pledges to the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation

PeakCare will be donating profit generated from the SPEAK OUT Symposium to the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation. Additionally, we are collecting pledges of donations to the...
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26

Oct 18

Nominations for election to the PeakCare Board close soon

Member organisations are reminded that nominations of candidates to stand for election to the PeakCare Board are due by Monday, 5th November. This...
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26

Oct 18

Team Leader nominations from all residential care providers now due

All organisations delivering residential care services in Queensland are required to nominate a Team Leader within their organisation to work with...
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26

Oct 18

Third stage of child protection reforms commencing

The third and final stage of reforms arising from the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 will commence Monday, 29th October....
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26

Oct 18

Opportunities for young people

The Young Achiever Awards aim to promote the positive achievements of all young people throughout Queensland up to and including 29 years of...
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26

Oct 18

Funding opportunities

Applications are open for funding of up to $3,000 to hold awareness raising events, projects or activities during Queensland Women’s Week 2019...
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26

Oct 18

Have your say

The Queensland Government is reviewing the Disability Services Act 2006 to ensure it adequately reflects the changing landscape of disability support...
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26

Oct 18

A Human Rights Act for Queensland

On Wednesday, 28th November, QCOSS, PeakCare and other Queensland community service peaks, will present a breakfast event that will discuss What...
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23

Oct 18

Find out who is delivering the opening address at our SPEAK OUT Symposium…

Today the Australian Government and this Parliament, on behalf of all Australians, unreservedly apologises to the victims and survivors of...
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19

Oct 18

Advocacy in Action at PeakCare’s 2018 Symposium

What do you know about the Family Matters campaign? Or the Every Child Campaign? Or Home Stretch? And what do you know about a campaign...
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19

Oct 18

PeakCare’s Video – A Milestone Event in the History of Residential Care

A Milestone Event in the History of Residential Care presents vital information about the transition to mandatory minimum qualifications for residential care...
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19

Oct 18

Call for ‘Team Leader’ nominations from all residential care providers

All organisations delivering residential care services in Queensland will soon be asked to nominate a ‘Team Leader’ within their organisation...
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19

Oct 18

Children’s Week 2018 – taking children’s voices seriously

Today is the beginning of Children’s Week (19th to 28th October) - a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship. Each year...
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19

Oct 18

What will a Human Rights Act mean for your organisation?

QCOSS in conjunction with PeakCare and other Queensland community service peaks, will present a free event discussing What will a Human...
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19

Oct 18

Increased demand for Foodbank relief shows more families are struggling

The recently released 2018 Foodbank Hunger Report shows four million Australians (almost a quarter of the population) with experiences of food insecurity...
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19

Oct 18

Applications closing soon for DFV Prevention Community Grants

Applications for the 2019 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Community Grants close midday Friday, 26th October. The Department of Child Safety, Youth...
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19

Oct 18

Nominations for election to the PeakCare Board close soon

Five Board member positions are to be filled by election at PeakCare's AGM on 21st November. If you or someone you know have what...
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19

Oct 18

Who will SPEAK OUT for me if you won’t?

Do you recall this ground breaking and, in many respects, quite disturbing report – Civil Voices: Researching Not-For-Profit Advocacy? It was featured...
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16

Oct 18

Who will SPEAK OUT for me if you won’t?

Dear PeakCare Members, Supporters and eNews subscribers Throughout the day on 21st November 2018, PeakCare will be hosting our ‘SPEAK...
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12

Oct 18

Who will SPEAK OUT for me if you won’t?

Over oncoming days and weeks, you will see many more portraits and pictures, similar to the one above, asking the...
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12

Oct 18

Pledged donations to the Allison Bayden-Clay Foundation

Earlier this week, all PeakCare Members, Supporters and eNews subscribers were sent ourinvitation to pledge a donation to the Allison Bayden-Clay...
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12

Oct 18

PeakCare’s Video – A Milestone Event in the History of Residential Care

Earlier this week, PeakCare announced our release of the video, A Milestone Event in the History of Residential Care. This video presents...
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12

Oct 18

Advancing human services research – engagement and impact

As part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project that is aiming to advance the production, utilisation, and impact of social work...
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12

Oct 18

Child protection reform – October updates

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women's latest child protection reform update cites that the final stages of legislative changes are underway...
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12

Oct 18

Resources to support young people transitioning to independence

Sortli (short for ‘sort out your life’) is a free mobile app for young people full of useful information and tools...
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12

Oct 18

COAG summit to reduce violence against women

The 2018 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Summit on Reducing Violence Against Women and their Children was held 2nd-3rd October in...
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12

Oct 18

ALRC family law issues paper open for submissions

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released an Issues Paper for its Review of the Family Law System. This review is intended to...
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12

Oct 18

Reminder – prospective PeakCare Board Members

Five Board member positions are to be filled by election at our Annual General Meeting to be held on 21st November 2018. Have YOU got...
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9

Oct 18

New video release – Residential care workshop 2018

A milestone event in the history of residential care in Queensland PeakCare is pleased to release this video presenting highlights from...
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5

Oct 18

Are YOU one of the FIVE?

Do you (or someone you know) hold high-level expertise in relation to financial management and planning; human resource management or...
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5

Oct 18

Hope and Healing – are you up to date?

The Hope and Healing Framework is a trauma-informed therapeutic framework for residential care services across Queensland. The roll-out has begun, so to keep...
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5

Oct 18

Free online child aware training

Being 'child aware' involves building an organisational and workplace culture that embraces a range of practices and attitudes that aim to...
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5

Oct 18

Draft guidelines for the treatment of children and young people in the media

NAPCAN is seeking feedback on its draft guidelines for the treatment of children and young people in the media. The...
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5

Oct 18

RC Review of the Family Law System Discussion Paper

The Australian Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper as part of their Review of the Family Law System. The paper asks...
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5

Oct 18

Save the date for PeakCare’s 2018 AGM

Have you heard the news? PeakCare's AGM will be on Wednesday, 21st November. This year as part of our AGM we will host a...
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28

Sep 18

Lock in the date – 21st November

PeakCare has a well-deserved reputation for hosting Annual General Meetings that are a little different to most. Who can forget...
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28

Sep 18

A milestone event in the history of residential care – what you have said

Have you read A milestone event in the history of residential care, the blog linked to the lead story published in...
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28

Sep 18

Listening to the voices of carers

Foster Care Queensland is conducting a survey to better understand the views and experiences of carers throughout Queensland. It is feedback...
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28

Sep 18

Departmental training resource on Working with Parents with Mental Illness

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has released the latest in their series of training resources for the...
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28

Sep 18

New guide on youth justice law in Queensland

Legal Aid Queensland have published a guide for practitioners on matters related to youth justice in Queensland. Youth workers, lawyers...
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28

Sep 18

How child safe are you?

The Institute of Child Protection Studies at Australian Catholic University is conducting a survey on the knowledge, skills and attitudes of...
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28

Sep 18

Supporting the recordkeeping rights of children in out-of-home care

The Australian Research Council is conducting a Discovery Project investigating the design of systems to support the recordkeeping rights of...
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28

Sep 18

What are the issues around accessing interpreters in your region?

The Queensland Access Interpreters Working Group (QAIWG) is currently seeking feedback from services in Queensland to ascertain needs for accessing language interpreters...
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28

Sep 18

New opioid toolkit for practitioners

Insight - Alcohol and other drug training and workforce development Queensland - have released Opioid Check, a package of free tools,...
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28

Sep 18

Applications open for Queensland Youth Engagement Panel

Applications are open for a role on the Queensland Youth Engagement Panel, which provides young Queenslanders with opportunities to influence and...
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28

Sep 18

TOY online course for practitioners

The free TOY online course “Together Old and Young: An Intergenerational Approach” is for practitioners looking to bring together older adults and young...
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21

Sep 18

Strengthening the residential care workforce through minimum qualifications standards in Queensland

On Friday, 14th September, a mix of over 60 senior operational, policy, human resource and financial managers representing over 30 non-government...
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21

Sep 18

Child Aware Conference 2019 announced

Families Australia has announced the date for the 6th Child Aware Approaches Conference, to be held at the Brisbane Convention...
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21

Sep 18

Time for national action on kinship care

Kinship care advocacy groups, frontline practitioners, researchers and non-government and government stakeholders met at the Australian Human Rights Commission in...
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21

Sep 18

Findings on young people returning to sentenced detention

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released the Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2016–17 report that shows the...
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21

Sep 18

New app for carers

Carer Connect is a web and mobile app that provides foster and kinship carers with access to important information about children...
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21

Sep 18

What non-physical intimate abuse can look like

There's No Excuse for Abuse is a website developed by Our Watch that aims to raise community awareness of the types...
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21

Sep 18

Guide for young people to communicate safely about suicide

Orygen: The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health have published a resource guidethat provides tools and tips for young people...
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21

Sep 18

Government submissions open – have your say on policies affecting families

The Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee is conducting an inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave)...
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21

Sep 18

Help inform improvements for therapeutic residential care services

There is still time to contribute to the national survey into therapeutic residential care being conducted by the Australian Institute of Family...
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21

Sep 18

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 2019 community grants open

Applications are now open for community grants of up to $5000 to support events, projects and activities during Domestic and...
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21

Sep 18

New comprehensive data tool provides insights into social services

The Ask Izzy Open Data Platform is a data tool that provides insights into the supply and demand of services such as...
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21

Sep 18

Regional Australia would benefit most from raises to income payments

The ACOSS and Deloitte Analysis of the impact of raising benefit rates has found regional Australian communities would benefit most if government raised...
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21

Sep 18

Changes to cross-examining DFV victims in court

Amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) are currently before the Senate. The amendments prohibit convicted, charged and alleged perpetrators of domestic...
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21

Sep 18

Legislation bans non-consensual sharing of private images

The Enhancing Online Safety (Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2018 has now passed both Houses, banning both the non-consensual sharing of intimate...
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10

Sep 18

QCPW 2018 Special Edition eNews

Listening to children and young people was the key focus of messaging this Child Protection Week 2018 both across Queensland...
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10

Sep 18

QATSCIPP Inaugural Awards – QCPW 2018 Special Edition eNews

In a year of firsts, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) held the Inaugural Queensland Aboriginal...
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10

Sep 18

Remembering Forgotten Australians – QCPW 2018 Special Edition eNews

Another highlight of Queensland Child Protection Week was the Remembrance Day ceremonies held throughout the state. On Friday, in Brisbane,...
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10

Sep 18

Art in focus – QCPW 2018 Special Edition eNews

QCPW 2018 boasted excellent Arts events throughout the State with the Hands-on Arts lantern project now a state-wide initiative reaching...
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10

Sep 18

QCPW Events – QCPW 2018 Special Edition eNews

Approximately 120 events took place from the far north of the state to the southern regions. Most events each attracting hundreds...
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10

Sep 18

QCPW Dinner – QCPW 2018 Special Edition eNews

MC Kay McGrath opened the evening and welcomed the 420 dignitaries and guests to Royal on the Park. She noted...
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31

Aug 18

PeakCare warmly congratulates the QCPW 2018 Award recipients

Queensland Child Protection Week (QCPW) was officially launched yesterday with the Awards Ceremony at Parliament House where the child protection...
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31

Aug 18

On the protection of children’s interests in court – Leneen Forde Public Address

The Leneen Forde Public Address is an annual event held by the Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) where a thought provoking...
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31

Aug 18

Invitation to National Child Protection Week Q&A Forum

Child abuse can be prevented if we all play our part. Why then is there still so little talk about the...
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31

Aug 18

Residential care workshop reminder

Providers of residential care services are reminded that registrations for the workshop to be co-hosted by PeakCare and the Department...
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24

Aug 18

The residential care workforce survey closes today!

All providers of residential care services in Queensland are reminded that the Residential Care Workforce Survey is to be completed...
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24

Aug 18

Have your say on youth justice in Queensland

The recently released Report on Youth Justice contains 77 recommendations to the Queensland government aimed at addressing the causes of youth offending....
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24

Aug 18

All Awards now include family and domestic violence leave

The Fair Work Commission has updated all industry and occupation awards to include a new leave clause about family and domestic...
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24

Aug 18

Training resources – new release on Parenting and Attachment

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has released the latest in their series of training resources for the...
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24

Aug 18

Research into the impacts of family and domestic violence on children

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) has compiled a summary of their research from 2014 into the impacts of family and...
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24

Aug 18

Support available for VET students

A new training program in Brisbane aims to support students at risk of disengaging from post-secondary Vocational Education and Training...
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24

Aug 18

DCP Industry Day

South Australia's Department of Child Protection invites service providers interested in expanding operations into South Australia to their Industry Day to learn...
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24

Aug 18

Free Legal Aid webinar on Centrelink debts

Legal Aid Queensland is holding a free webinar for community workers to help clients with Centrelink debts on Friday, 31st August at...
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17

Aug 18

Human rights in Queensland – what could it look like and what could it mean for YOU?

In the 27th July edition of eNews, PeakCare reported on the promise of the Queensland government to introduce a Human Rights Act for...
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17

Aug 18

On the protection of children’s interests in court – Leneen Forde Public Address

The Leneen Forde Public Address is an annual event held by the Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) where a thought provoking...
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17

Aug 18

Free training on addressing tech-abuse

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has developed free online training for frontline workers with clients who may be experiencing technologically-facilitated family and...
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17

Aug 18

New app for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to connect

The new thismymob app has been launched for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to connect with their cultures, families, and extended...
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10

Aug 18

Important news for all providers of residential care in Queensland

On 14th September, the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women and PeakCare will be jointly hosting a full-day workshop...
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10

Aug 18

New free service to help Queenslanders navigate NDIS

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is undertaking a yearlong project to support people with disability at different steps along their NDIS...
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10

Aug 18

New foster care policy released

In response to Recommendations 24, 27 and 31 of the Keeping Queensland’s children more than safe: Review of the foster...
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10

Aug 18

New service to protect counselling records

Sexual assault victims can now access a free service run by Legal Aid Queensland in partnership with the Women’s Legal...
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10

Aug 18

Early Learning Matters Week

It is currently Australia's first ever Early Learning Matters Week, 5th-12th August. This is a national initiative of the Early...
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10

Aug 18

Young people, education and youth justice

What is the intersection between contact with the youth justice system, disengagement from education, and future outcomes for young people? Statistics...
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3

Aug 18

New report identifies young people’s experiences of homelessness

Homelessness Week, coordinated by Homelessness Australia, will be held 6th-12th August this year with the theme 'Ending homelessness together'. In the lead...
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3

Aug 18

New resources supporting healing from trauma

The Healing Foundation has released new resources on supporting healing from trauma for young people. The resources include factsheets on...
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3

Aug 18

Departmental training resources – new release on Alcohol and Other Drugs

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has released the latest in their series of training resources for the...
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3

Aug 18

Report shows reality of inequality in Australia

The Inequality in Australia 2018 report released by UNSW and ACOSS shows that households in the highest 20% income bracket have five times...
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3

Aug 18

PeakCare responds to Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion Bill

PeakCare has lodged a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card...
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3

Aug 18

New website for Human Services Quality Framework

Information and resources related to the Human Services Quality Framework have moved to a new website - ensure your links are updated to...
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3

Aug 18

CPPAQ invite you to the 2018 Leneen Forde Public Address

Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) aims to improve interdisciplinary professional collaboration in the child protection system in Queensland....
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3

Aug 18

Your insights required into therapeutic residential care

The Australian Institute of Family Studies is conducting a survey to better understand how therapeutic residential care services are currently...
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3

Aug 18

Nominate now for Queensland Community Achievement Awards

The Queensland Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout...
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3

Aug 18

Queensland Multicultural Month

August is Queensland Multicultural Month, with events to celebrate the cultural diversity of Queensland. Multicultural Race Day at Doomben will take place on...
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27

Jul 18

How long do we have to wait…before a Human Rights Act is introduced for Queensland?

For some years now, the Palaszczuk Government has stated its commitment to introducing a Human Rights Act, but it hasn’t...
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27

Jul 18

Next stage of Qld government child protection reform implementation commences

The next stage of implementing provisions of the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 commenced Monday, 23rd July. A summary of these changes...
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27

Jul 18

Fax services no longer available for RIS and CSAHSC

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has advised that fax services for Regional Intake Services (RIS) and Child Safety...
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27

Jul 18

ACWA Conference 2018 – don’t miss out!

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) Conference 2018 to be held 20th-22nd August at the International Convention Centre in Sydney is an opportunity to...
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27

Jul 18

Skilling Queenslanders for Work workshops and webinars

Discover how to develop a proposal that gives you the best chance of success in a competitive funding environment by...
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27

Jul 18

Do It Yourself Lantern Project for Queensland Child Protection Week

The Committee for Queensland Child Protection Week has released DIY lantern making instructions as part of the Hands on Art project...
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27

Jul 18

Nominations open for Everyday Heroes Award

Nominations for the QBANK Everyday Heroes Award are now open until Sunday, 5th August. The Young Everyday Hero Award category recognises a young person who...
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19

Jul 18

Well done Harolds!

PeakCare is looking forward to meeting representatives from the organisations listed above during our series of Roundtables being held at Townsville (23rd...
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19

Jul 18

New eSafety video game launched

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has launched a new video game, The Lost Summer, designed for students to play in...
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19

Jul 18

Submissions open for Trauma Aware Schooling 2019

Submissions are now open for the Trauma Aware Schooling Conference 2019, to be held Thursday, 20th to Friday, 21st June 2019 at...
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19

Jul 18

Community Controlled Child Protection Awards tickets now available

QATSICPP will be hosting the inaugural Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Awards on Thursday, 6th September at...
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19

Jul 18

Have your say on the future of the sector

Child Family Community Australia are conducting a national study of therapeutic residential care services. Each service organisation that offers therapeutic residential care...
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19

Jul 18

Grants and funding available

The Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) Community Events Grant program is offering grants of up to $2,500 for organisations to...
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19

Jul 18

Nominations open for 2018 Human Rights Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Human Rights Awards are now open to recognise individuals, organisations, government agencies and businesses that have made...
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13

Jul 18

Breaking news – Report on Youth Justice released today

Today a Report on Youth Justice produced by Mr Bob Atkinson, former Queensland Police Commissioner and Commissioner on the recently concluded Royal...
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13

Jul 18

Are YOU at risk of being a ‘Harold’?

Definition of a Harold: Harolds come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes they are men, sometimes women. Often Harolds are simply...
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13

Jul 18

Introduction of Minimum Qualification Standards for Residential Care Workers

By now all providers of residential care services will have received a copy of the Strengthening the Queensland Residential Care Workforce...
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13

Jul 18

National Framework Third Action Plan updates

Updates on the Third Action Plan of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020 include a number of projects...
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13

Jul 18

Supporting Young People with Complex Support Needs in Transition Forum

Lost in Transition is a three-year ARC funded research project exploring the issues of young with complex support needs in...
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13

Jul 18

Insights into volunteer management needed

Volunteering Queensland as a part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project is conducting an online survey to better understand the management...
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13

Jul 18

Youth Health Conference 2018 – abstracts closing soon

The 2018 Youth Health Conference is the platform that will explore how to best support the lives and health of young Australians, and where...
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13

Jul 18

Government consultations now open

The Senate Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is inviting submissions on the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing...
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13

Jul 18

Nominations open

Nominations are now open for the Queensland Community Achievement Awards that encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses...
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6

Jul 18

NAIDOC Week 2018

Because of her, we can! is the 2018 NAIDOC Week (8th-15th July) theme, highlighting the vital roles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
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6

Jul 18

Don’t be a ‘Harold’, register for a Roundtable now

By now, all PeakCare Members and Supporters will have received their invitation to attend one of our five Roundtable meetings...
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6

Jul 18

New video release – Privacy and Consent; what does this mean for you?

In October 2017, the Quality Collaboration Network in association with PeakCare and QCOSS jointly hosted a workshop on Consent, right to information and...
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6

Jul 18

Department releases Strategic Plan

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has now released its Strategic Plan 2018-2022. The strategies range across six key objectives:...
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6

Jul 18

Funding available

The Queensland government's Dignity First Fund aims to support Queenslanders to help the homeless. Applications are open until 17th August. Preference will be given...
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6

Jul 18

New online reporting tool for young people

Bravehearts, Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) and the Queensland Police Service Taskforce Argos have launched an online reporting tool for children and...
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6

Jul 18

2018 Queensland Youth Justice Forum

The 2018 Queensland Youth Justice Forum will be held Wednesday, 18th July from 9am at The Ship Inn Function Centre, Level 2, South...
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6

Jul 18

QCOSS focusses on Changing Lives

Building on the momentum of QCOSS’ Movement For Change Conference and Pulse conversations, a series of regional events will be...
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29

Jun 18

PeakCare’s Roundtables 2018 – are YOU ready?

Are you ready for PeakCare’s forthcoming Roundtables to be held at Townsville (23rd July), Brisbane (25th July), Hervey Bay (27th July),...
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29

Jun 18

Final report on service delivery in remote and discrete Indigenous communities

During 2017, the Queensland Productivity Commission inquired into service delivery in over 40 remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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29

Jun 18

National Redress Scheme briefing paper released and submissions closing soon

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has made available a departmental briefing paper to assist the inquiry into the...
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29

Jun 18

CPRAA Statement of Policy Intent papers released

Last week's eNews noted the Directions Statement underpinning the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017. The Department of Child Safety, Youth...
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29

Jun 18

CFCA practitioner resource series

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) has compiled a series of practice guides for professionals supporting vulnerable children who may have...
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29

Jun 18

CPPAQ Practice Paper on expert evidence in the Children’s Court

This Child Protection Practitioners Association Queensland (CPPAQ) Practice Paper on Wednesday, 18th July at 5.30pm will address the purpose of expert evidence,...
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29

Jun 18

ACWA Conference and National Kinship Care Forum

The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) Conference 2018 will be held in Sydney on Monday, 20th to Wednesday, 22nd August. ACWA is the NSW non-government...
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29

Jun 18

Have your say on working beyond your job description

The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health is conducting research to investigate why child and family welfare practitioners work outside of...
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29

Jun 18

CREATE National Survey 2018

CREATE’s National Survey 2018 is now open, and offers young people 18-25 years old with a care experience the opportunity to...
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22

Jun 18

Roundtables Road Trip 2018

PeakCare is pleased to announce our next series of Roundtables to which all our Members and registered Supporters will be...
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22

Jun 18

Queensland child protection reform directions statement issued

The directions statement underlying the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 was recently issued. The statement identifies twelve principles guiding the...
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22

Jun 18

National Action Plan discussed in Canberra

Earlier this month state Community Services Ministers discussed the safety and wellbeing of children and young people under the Fourth Action Plan of the National...
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22

Jun 18

Make a real difference – be a community leader for children and families

Gain the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to become a community leader for children and families with this free 20-week course...
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22

Jun 18

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination in child protection

The participation and leadership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the decisions that impact the care and protection...
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22

Jun 18

Refugee Week 2018

Refugee Week, held 17th to 23rd June, is the peak annual activity aimed at celebrating all the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian...
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22

Jun 18

Award nominations open now

The Queensland Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are...
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22

Jun 18

Commemorative grants open now

The extra commemorative grants round from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is now open until 31st August. If your community group...
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13

Jun 18

The highlights – State Budget 2018-19

This week’s edition of eNews focuses on the 2018-19 State Budget announced on Tuesday, 12th June. In addition to reporting on...
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13

Jun 18

Child and Family Services

The total operating expenditure allocation for Child and Family Services during 2018-2019 is $1.259 billion. In a statement jointly released...
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13

Jun 18

Youth Justice Services

The total operating expenditure allocation for Youth Justice Services during 2018-2019 is $224.7 million. The joint statement by Minister Farmer...
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13

Jun 18

Women, Violence Prevention and Youth Services

The total operating expenditure allocation for Women, Violence Prevention and Youth Services during 2018-2019 is $141.8 million. The joint statement...
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13

Jun 18

Capital outlays

Capital funding allocations within the portfolio include: $19 million of a total $26 million to support the transition of 17-year-olds...
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13

Jun 18

Indexation and wage costs

For non-government organisations, State indexation of 2.625% will be applied to existing State funded ongoing service arrangements. Close to $16.5...
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13

Jun 18

National Redress Scheme

PeakCare welcomes the allocation of approximately $500 million for redress payments to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and to...
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13

Jun 18

Human Rights Act

PeakCare welcomes the allocation of $2.5 million over four years to support the operation and administration of a Human Rights...
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13

Jun 18

Support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

PeakCare welcomes the Palaszczuk Government’s stated commitment to ‘closing the gap’. This includes, in particular, the allocation of $239 million...
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13

Jun 18

Recognition in law of Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices

PeakCare welcomes the allocation of $1 million over three years to engage with the community on how traditional Torres Strait...
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13

Jun 18

Adolescent mental health services

PeakCare welcomes the allocation of $28.1 million for adolescent mental health facilities in South East Queensland, including a new Adolescent...
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13

Jun 18

School Breakfast Program

PeakCare welcomes the allocation of $1 million over four years from 2017-18 to Foodbank Queensland to expand the School Breakfast...
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13

Jun 18

EOIs open for being co-opted to PeakCare’s Board

Are YOU employed by a PeakCare member organisation? Are YOU interested in being co-opted to serve as a Member of PeakCare’s...
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8

Jun 18

Time to renew your PeakCare Membership!

PeakCare Members will soon be receiving their invitations to renew their membership for 2018-19. Is your organisation not yet a...
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8

Jun 18

Non-government institutions join National Redress Scheme

Five major non-government institutions have committed to joining the Scheme and provide redress to people sexually abused in their care...
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8

Jun 18

QCOSS State Budget Breakfast 2018

If you are concerned about the implications of the impending state budget for disadvantaged Queenslanders and would like to hear directly from...
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8

Jun 18

Open access article on opioid overdose treatment

Drug and Alcohol Review have dedicated their May 2018 open access edition to naloxone - the medication which reverses the effects...
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8

Jun 18

Funding for new initiatives assisting vulnerable groups find long-term employment

The Department of Social Services' Try, Test and Learn Fund is trialling innovative approaches to assist vulnerable people to secure long-term employment. The...
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8

Jun 18

Sponsorships available

Wednesday, 6th June was 2018 Queensland Day, an opportunity to commemorate Queensland's independence as a state. Applications are now open...
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8

Jun 18

Share your thoughts on technology use in community services

Community services workers are invited to contribute to the development of a Technology Blueprint to support the community services industry to use...
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8

Jun 18

EOIs open for being co-opted to PeakCare’s Board

Are YOU employed by a PeakCare member organisation? Are YOU interested in being co-opted to serve as a Member of PeakCare’s...
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1

Jun 18

Are YOU interested in being co-opted to PeakCare’s Board?

Are you employed by a PeakCare member organisation? Are YOU interested in being co-opted to serve as a Member of...
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1

Jun 18

Legislative changes underway

Changes resulting from the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 have commenced this year, allowing the Department of Child Safety, Youth and...
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1

Jun 18

Funding available

The Thriving Queensland Communities Grants for Neighbourhood Centres offers one-off funding that aims to support Queensland government funded neighbourhood centres develop projects and activities...
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1

Jun 18

Exchange of ideas

CREATE is currently undertaking a cultural exchange program with sister advocacy organisations in the United Kingdom, and in speaking to services operating in the...
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1

Jun 18

Have your say on cyberbullying

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce has launched consultation to seek community views about how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying of...
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28

May 18

The irony of National Sorry Day 2018

Saturday, 26th May was National Sorry Day, the anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report (1997), which documented the systematic...
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28

May 18

Key findings from family-led decision making trials

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family-led decision making trials in Queensland were introduced in response to recommendations of the Queensland Child...
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28

May 18

Increase to Newstart recommended by more independent reports

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and Salvation Army have both called for an increase to Newstart payments in their respective reports...
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28

May 18

CREATE National Survey open

CREATE’s National Survey 2018 is now open for young people between 18-25 years of age with a care experience to speak...
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28

May 18

Qld Anti-cyber bullying taskforce have your say

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce has launched consultation to seek community views about how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying of...
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28

May 18

Protective Behaviours Australia Conference 2018 announced

Act for Kids, NAPCAN and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation are partnering with Protective Behaviours Australia, to present the Protective Behaviours Australia Conference at the Brisbane Exhibition...
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May 18

As Family Matters’ National Week of Action draws to a close, have you shown your support?

As the Family Matters’ National Week of Action draws to a close, it is important to reflect on the alarming...
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18

May 18

Mission Australia Youth Survey 2018 now open for young people

The Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia’s largest online youth survey that aims to find what issues and aspirations are at...
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18

May 18

A new national approach to preventing youth suicide

Practitioners and families are called to support a new ten-point approach to preventing youth suicide. yourtown has released a Position Paper...
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18

May 18

What does stability mean to young people?

G-Force is a statewide work group chaired by the CREATE Foundation. G-Force aims to share knowledge, practice, linkages and advice to...
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18

May 18

National Children’s Day 2018

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) has announced the theme for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's...
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18

May 18

A closer look at Closing the Gap targets during the Family Matters Week of Action

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has published a report analysing the Closing the Gap targets, the evidence on...
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18

May 18

Calls for abstracts

The Family and Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) National Conference is one of the largest annual gatherings of practitioners, academics and policy...
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11

May 18

After the Apology special screening – will YOU be there?

There can be no better way to commence the Family Matters’ Week of Action than this special screening of After...
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11

May 18

Budget 2018-19

The Australian government delivered the 2018-19 budget on Tuesday 8 May 2018. There has been a range of public commentary...
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11

May 18

Last chance to prepare an event for National Families Week

Across Australia, local communities and organisations have registered their events to join together in celebrating the importance of families during National Families...
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11

May 18

Have your say on important topics affecting the sector

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, during which we can all Do Something to contribute to understanding and addressing...
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11

May 18

Funding currently available for community organisations and non-profits

Applications are open until Saturday, 19th May for activity grants of up to $1,000 for non-government and community organisations and networks for events...
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4

May 18

What action will YOU and YOUR ORGANISATION be taking?

The Family Matters Week of Action is an annual awareness raising event to harness public engagement and political commitment to the...
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4

May 18

Have your say on child rights in Australia

The Australian Human Rights Commission is taking submissions from individuals and organisations on child rights in Australia and Australia's progress...
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4

May 18

Queensland joins Royal Commission redress scheme

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse's recommendation to introduce a Redress Scheme for victims of child sexual abuse...
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4

May 18

Audit finds Queensland implementation of NDIS could do better

A recent audit has assessed how effectively the Queensland government is managing the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The audit found...
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4

May 18

Young people can apply for support under What’s Next OOHC Fund

Young people aged 15-21, who are or have been in out-of-home-care can receive support to help them decide what's next in 2018, be it further education,...
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4

May 18

Free forums for empowering parents and educating practitioners

Parents and families are invited to a free 3-hour forum hosted by Family Inclusion Network, to hear how other parents have amplified...
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27

Apr 18

Big news coming soon for service providers…

Executive and senior managers of residential care service providers will soon be invited to a gathering to be co-hosted by...
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27

Apr 18

Special fundraising screening of Gurrumu

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation Qld (ANTaR) aim to raise recognition and protect the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
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27

Apr 18

Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people

Two worthwhile opportunities are currently available to support the dreams, goals and studies of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. The...
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27

Apr 18

Grants available for community organisations

A range of grants are currently open for applications from community groups and non-government organisations. Activity grants of up to $1,000...
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27

Apr 18

Practitioner input needed

Families Australia is working with the Australian Government Department of Social Services to understand barriers for service providers using the Data...
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19

Apr 18

A decade on from the National Apology – what does being sorry mean?

A decade on since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's National Apology to the Stolen Generations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children...
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19

Apr 18

Interviewing children and young people – Lessons from the Royal Commission

The first Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) Practice Paper of the year will be on Interviewing children and young people...
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19

Apr 18

Update clubCREATE membership details to go into the draw to win

Do you know a child or young person who is a clubCREATE member? Anytime between now and Friday, 8th June children and young...
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19

Apr 18

Improving the family law system – insights and inputs

Women's Legal Service Victoria has released a report that found disadvantaged women, who had a small amount of property to divide...
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19

Apr 18

Opportunities to make submissions to inquiries

There are currently two important opportunities for individuals and organisations to make submissions to parliamentary inquiries. The Community Affairs Senate...
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13

Apr 18

The pathway to justice is poorly paved, for some

The Australian Law Reform Commission report Pathways to Justice has recommended that a national inquiry be held into the removal of Aboriginal...
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13

Apr 18

Organisational changes to the Department of Child Safety

Michael Hogan, Director General, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (the Department) has released a statement outlining changes to...
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13

Apr 18

Report recommends foreign donation bill do more to ensure charities not unfairly targeted

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (the Committee) has released its report into the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform)...
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13

Apr 18

New videos on domestic violence court process

The Queensland Government has created a series of videos to explain what domestic violence is, the court process for applying or responding...
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13

Apr 18

Supporting Aboriginal children and young people

VACCA is the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency. They have recently launched a new website, Deadly Story, that aims to support Aboriginal...
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13

Apr 18

A statement from Michael Hogan, Director-General, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Dear colleagues Last week I informed departmental staff about the latest phase in our transition to the new Department of...
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5

Apr 18

Pleased or alarmed? Your responses to Assistant Minister David Gillespie’s recent comments

These are just a few of the comments recently entered into PeakCare’s Facebook page (Beggars belief post) and in response...
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5

Apr 18

Redress for child abuse survivors

In 2017, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) recommended establishing a Redress Scheme for survivors of...
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5

Apr 18

The first ever Queensland Youth Week

The first ever Queensland Youth Week will be held from Friday, 6th to Sunday, 15th April. For young people aged 12-25, Queensland Youth...
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5

Apr 18

Young adults sought for new research into anxiety and alcohol use

Researchers from University of New South Wales and Macquarie University have developed a five-week online program based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for...
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5

Apr 18

Kicbox now available in all regions

kicbox is an app for children and young people in out of home care, acting as a digital memory box allowing...
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5

Apr 18

CPPAQ Practice Paper – Interviewing children and young people

The first Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) Practice Paper will be held Wednesday, 2nd May on: Interviewing children and young people...
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5

Apr 18

New service finder for alcohol and drug support

The Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) is the peak organisation representing the views of the non-government alcohol and...
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5

Apr 18

National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health established

The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, funded by the federal Department of Health, was launched in late 2017 to...
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5

Apr 18

Updated information sheet on child protection legislation

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has produced an updated version of their information sheet on child protection legislation in each Australian state...
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5

Apr 18

Play Your Part Award nominations and Child Protection Week art competition open

Preparations for Child Protection Week, 2nd to 8th September this year, are already underway. Nominations are open for the National Association for Prevention...
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5

Apr 18

Conferences to support positive changes for schools

The Doing School Differently National Flexible and Inclusive Education Conference 2018 will be held on Thursday, 28th to Friday, 29th June at...
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29

Mar 18

Stirring up debate and discussion…

PeakCare’s headline story – Got to be kidding – that appeared in our 16th March editionand the similarly entitled blog by...
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29

Mar 18

Productivity Commission reports on more competition and greater risk in human services

The Productivity Commission report, Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services: Reforms to Human Services, was released on 26th...
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29

Mar 18

YANQ release Youth Sector Survey 2017 report findings

Youth Affairs Network Queensland (YANQ) has released the findings from the Queensland Youth Sector Survey 2017 which asked workers and organisations what they identified as...
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29

Mar 18

Help young people have their say on growing up in Queensland

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) is giving all children and young people aged 4-18 the chance to have...
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29

Mar 18

oneplace community services directory

oneplace is a free, online community services directory developed by the Queensland Family and Child Commission for parents, young people and...
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29

Mar 18

Online tool for Queenslanders with disability

Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia), in partnership with Legal Aid Queensland, has launched My Rights Qld, a free online tool providing information...
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29

Mar 18

Reconciliation Week grants available

National Reconciliation Week is a national campaign held each year from 27th May to 3rd June, and commemorates two significant...
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23

Mar 18

Assistant Director WANTED – is it YOU?

PeakCare has created a new position within our organisation – the position of ASSISTANT DIRECTOR. Applications are now sought from...
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23

Mar 18

Research in Practice latest edition open access for a short time only

World Social Work Day 2018 highlights Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability, providing the opportunity for social workers to celebrate the achievements of their...
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23

Mar 18

Global mapping of institutional abuse inquiries

LaTrobe University has produced an online database of inquiries into institutional child abuse conducted around the world since the 1990s. Inquiries can be searched...
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23

Mar 18

New privacy resource for organisations

The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme is now in force across Australia. The NDB scheme is a new requirement under Australian privacy law...
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23

Mar 18

Call for practitioners in domestic violence, gambling help, financial counselling and allied services for national study

CQUniversity, its Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, and the Australian Institute of Family Studies have been engaged...
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23

Mar 18

Nominations open for 2018 Queensland Multicultural Awards

Nominations are now open for the Queensland Multicultural Awards which recognises exceptional Queenslanders in eight categories, including Young Achiever and...
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16

Mar 18

Gotta be kidding…

This week, Dr David Gillespie, Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families called for more white families to be allowed...
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16

Mar 18

Digital technology in NFPs report

The report Digital Technology for The Not-For-Profit Sector in 2018, by Connecting Up, TechSoup New Zealand and Infoxchange, surveyed 385 not-for-profit...
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16

Mar 18

Submissions extended for Closing the Gap Refresh

The current Closing the GapRefresh process seeks to review and potentially expand the current set of targets and commitments to equality of outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres...
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16

Mar 18

QFCC Research in the Round on youth suicide

The Queensland Family and Child Commission recently hosted its bi-annual Research in the Round forumto showcase the work of key...
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16

Mar 18

EOIs open for Empowering Families Innovation Grants

The Empowering Families Innovation Grants support initiatives, programs or ways of working to keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children safe,...
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16

Mar 18

Australia’s welfare report 2017

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released the Australia's welfare 2017 report. The chapter on children, youth and families finds that...
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16

Mar 18

Submissions open for Law Reform Commission Issues Paper

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released an Issues Paper for its Review of the Family Law System report due to the...
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16

Mar 18

NDIA supports recommendations of IPR report

The Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency has released the Independent Pricing Review Report, giving in principle support to all...
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2

Mar 18

PeakCare’s new Strategic Plan 2018-22

PeakCare’s Board is pleased to release a new version of our Strategic Plan for 2018-22. The plan arose out of...
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2

Mar 18

Doing School Differently Conference 2018

The Doing School Differently Conference offers the opportunity to advance the national conversation on practice and research in flexible and inclusive education. The conference...
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2

Mar 18

What does family mean to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people?

As part of this year's Family Matters National Week of Action (14th-20th May), Family Matters Queensland are seeking submissions of...
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2

Mar 18

Feedback sought on HSQF implementation experiences

The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is undertaking a survey about organisational experiences in implementing the Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF) and...
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2

Mar 18

Survey for practitioners about the impact of phone or internet issues for their clients

A short survey from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and Community Legal Centres is asking social workers, frontline and intake workers, and lawyers in...
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2

Mar 18

Energex-Ergon Community Fund open for applications

The Energex-Ergon Community Fund grants program offers up to $5,000 for not-for-profit organisations and groups with project ideas that are innovative, encourage...
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2

Mar 18

Community kindergarten funding open for applications

Applications for the 2018 Sector Support - Small Assistance Grant are now open for community kindergartens with a Voluntary Management Committee and services...
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22

Feb 18

It’s time for a Human Rights Act for Queensland – be a part of it happening!

The Palaszczuk government has confirmed that it intends honoring its commitment to introduce a Human Rights Act. The Queensland legislation...
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22

Feb 18

Action on Ice plan released

The Queensland government has released its finalised Action on ice – the Government’s plan to address use and harms caused by crystal...
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22

Feb 18

National Close the Gap Day

With the latest report on meeting the National Close the Gap benchmarks revealing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes...
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22

Feb 18

Membership and terms of reference announced for cyberbullying taskforce

The membership of the Queensland Anti-Bullying Task Force will include youth leaders, parents, educators, community leaders, and research and industry experts. The terms of...
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22

Feb 18

Enrolments now open for Whats Next OOHC 2018

Enrolments are open for the Department of Education and Training (DET)'s What’s Next Out-of-Home Care fund, to help young people aged 15–21 who...
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22

Feb 18

QFCC Second action plan 2017-19 released

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) has released the Second action plan:Strengthening our sector 2017-19 following on from the First action plan...
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22

Feb 18

CREATE’s national survey closing soon

All who work with and care for children and young people must play a part in ensuring that their voices are...
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14

Feb 18

On the 10th anniversary of the National Apology, how far have we come as a nation?

On 13th February 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a formal apology to Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
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14

Feb 18

New easy to read information booklet from Legal Aid Queensland

Service providers are encouraged to make available the new easy-to-read version of the Get legal help (Easy English) booklet from Legal Aid...
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14

Feb 18

Data reveals over half of young people who were victims of bullying, also bullied others

Data from a Kids Helpline survey shows over half (52%) of children and young people who claimed they cyberbullied others,...
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14

Feb 18

Safeguarding children and young people resource portal

The Institute of Child Protection Studies has developed a resource portal for those working in organisations supporting children and young people, to...
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14

Feb 18

Practice guide for building resilience in children

Beyond Blue has developed a practice guide to help practitioners build resilience in children aged 0-12 years. The guide includes...
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14

Feb 18

Research identifies factors associated with the use of evaluation

An article published in the Evaluation Journal of Australasia explores practitioners' perceptions of evaluation, factors associated with use, and barriers, as an...
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14

Feb 18

Applications open for 2018 Refugee Youth International Leadership Scholarship

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network is currently seeking expressions of interest for the 2018 Refugee Youth International Leadership Scholarship, for young people...
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7

Feb 18

Transitioning 17-year-olds to the youth justice system – what do YOU say?

On 12th February 2018, 17 year-old young people will cease being charged and treated as adults under Queensland law. This will be...
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7

Feb 18

Child protection legislation reforms commence

The first stage of provisions contained in the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 commenced on 29th January 2018. Child Safety can now provide...
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7

Feb 18

New legal advice hotline for young people

Legal Aid Queensland has launched a new hotline specifically for young people to access free, confidential and independent legal advice. Young...
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7

Feb 18

National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement, promoted by Volunteering Qld, provide a framework for organisations to consider the role of volunteers. Volunteer involvement can extend...
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7

Feb 18

Queensland ranked as best nationally for reducing alcohol related harms

The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol has scored Queensland as the best overall performer in the 2017 Alcohol Policy Scorecard...
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7

Feb 18

Important dates coming up

Nominations for the Queensland Reconciliation Awards will close on 26th February for Queensland businesses, organisations, educational institutions and government going above and beyond to...
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7

Feb 18

Funding available now – but closing soon

The Brisbane City Council Housing Support Program provides funding to community organisations for projects or services that respond to the...
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29

Jan 18

Report on government services 2018 released

Chapter 16 of the Report on Government Services (ROGS) 2018 was released by the Productivity Commission on 23rd January. Chapter 16...
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29

Jan 18

What Works Well in SILS resource

G-Force is a state-wide working group, chaired by the CREATE Foundation, that seeks to support those working with young people in out-of-home care....
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29

Jan 18

Cyberbullying the focus for new Youth Advisory Council established by QFCC

Cyberbullying will be the focus for a new dedicated Youth Advisory Council comprising of six youth champions and a statewide survey of...
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29

Jan 18

Blue card online forms

Blue Card Services has launched new online access to forms which allows applicants to click through to complete applications for Blue Card (BC), Blue...
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29

Jan 18

ICPS Director offers reflections on Royal Commission’s findings

Director of the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Professor Daryl Higgins, has reflected on the findings in the Final Report from...
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29

Jan 18

Participants called for AIFS study on children and young people in separated families

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is conducting a research project into the experiences of children and parents of the...
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29

Jan 18

Queensland Women in Leadership Award nominations open

The Queensland Women in Leadership Awards recognise the outstanding work, resilience and leadership skills of women from across Queensland. Held on International Women’s Day, 8th March, the awards acknowledge the influential work...
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19

Jan 18

We MUST listen to children and young people – and help them have their say!

All PeakCare Members engaged in working with children and young people in care are urged to play YOUR part in...
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19

Jan 18

Feedback on SkillsIQ ECEC qualifications review draft closing soon

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Children’s Education and Care Industry Reference Committee and a Technical Advisory Committee, is undertaking...
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19

Jan 18

ANROWS’ young people against sexual violence project launched

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) has announced a new research project with a focus on Young people...
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19

Jan 18

2018 QLD Volunteer of the Year nominations open

The 2018 Queensland Volunteering Awards are now open for nominations. These awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of volunteers,...
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19

Jan 18

Public Guardian’s Excellence Awards nominations open

The 2018 Queensland Public Guardian's Excellence Awards are open for nomination for staff within the community services sector in one...
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19

Jan 18

Australian Gambling Research Centre future directions

The Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) provides high quality, evidence-based publications and resources for policy-makers, researchers and professionals in the...
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15

Dec 17

New Opposition Leader, new Shadow Minister for Child Safety and Youth

PeakCare congratulates the Hon. Deb Frecklington MP on her appointment to the role of Opposition Leader and all who have...
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15

Dec 17

Royal Commission’s last sitting and final report released

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was appointed on 11th January 2013 to investigate and report on...
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15

Dec 17

National recognition of domestic violence orders now in effect

All domestic violence orders issued in Australia will be recognised nationally, with The National Domestic Violence Scheme now in effect. Domestic violence...
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15

Dec 17

Disability sector facing pressure, state of the sector report shows

National Disability Services has released the State of the Disability Sector Report 2017. The report shows the current state of operation...
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15

Dec 17

Call for government to reject mandatory cashless debit card scheme

The Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs' Inquiry Report into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017 has been...
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15

Dec 17

National plan for youth justice reform

Change the Record has released the Free to be Kids - National Plan of Action containing an 8-point plan for government to address the...
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15

Dec 17

More requests for homelessness assistance, with many experiencing family and domestic violence

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released the Specialist Homelessness Services Annual Report 2016-17 providing an overview of specialist homelessness services provided...
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15

Dec 17

Social enterprise funding applications open

Are you a Brisbane-based purpose-driven entrepreneur with an early-stage start up? Applications are now open for 25 places in the 2018 Elevate+...
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15

Dec 17

‘Just Ice?’ Symposium Video Series – new releases

This week, PeakCare is pleased to release two more videos from our ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium Video Series. They include: Youth 2...
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15

Dec 17

Self-silencing by not for profits?

Not-for-profit organisations across the nation have increasingly become engaged in a dynamic of ‘self-silencing’, with demonstrated reluctance to publicly engage...
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8

Dec 17

A new Board for PeakCare and release of the 2017 Annual Report

A new PeakCare Board has been formed for 2018. At PeakCare’s Annual General Meeting held on 6 December 2017, Voting...
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8

Dec 17

Queensland Young Achiever Award nominations closing soon

The Queensland Young Achiever Awards acknowledges, encourages and promotes the positive achievements of all young Queenslanders up to and including...
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8

Dec 17

Back to the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium Video Series

PeakCare has now returned to releasing videos of presentations delivered during the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium held in August 2017, having...
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8

Dec 17

Changes to child care fee assistance in 2018

From 2nd July 2018, the new single payment Child Care Subsidy will replace the current Child Care Rebate and Child Care Benefit. Families...
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8

Dec 17

Reminder – free back to school health checks for primary school children

Queensland University of Technology Health Clinics will be running free back-to-school health checks for primary school aged children before the...
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8

Dec 17

Small grants funding available

The Myer Foundation Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program supports strategies to benefit Australian communities, including alleviating the negative effects...
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8

Dec 17

The winners of Peakcare’s Trivia with a Twist and Raffle Rapture!

It pains PeakCare to announce that the winner of our embarrassing Trivia with a Twist competition for 2017 was a...
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1

Dec 17

Family Matters 2017 Report released

Launched at Parliament House in Canberra on 29th November, the Family Matters Report 2017 reveals facts about future prospects for...
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1

Dec 17

Candidates standing for election to PeakCare’s Board

Once again, the number of candidates standing for election to PeakCare’s Board exceeds the number of vacated positions. The five...
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1

Dec 17

AHRC child safe organisations consultation draft released

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the consultation draft of their National statement of principles for child safe organisations....
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1

Dec 17

Platform18 Primary Health Care Service

Primary18 is a free and confidential primary health care service operating out of the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in South Brisbane...
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1

Dec 17

Transgender teens no longer need court permission to access hormone therapy

The Family Court of Australia has ruled that trans youth will no longer have to seek to access Hormone Replacement Therapy via...
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1

Dec 17

YANQ 2017 AGM announced

Youth Affairs Network Queensland's (YANQ) 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held at 3:30pm on Friday, 8th December at 326 Montague Road, West End,...
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24

Nov 17

PeakCare’s Member Survey 2017 Report

PeakCare and its Board are pleased to release findings of our 2017 Member Survey. Our sincere appreciation is extended to...
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24

Nov 17

YOUR state election wishes?

Have you read the comments entered in response to PeakCare’s blog about our State Election wishes? Have you read the...
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24

Nov 17

PeakCare’s State Election Video Series

Have you watched (and made sure your staff and colleagues have watched) PeakCare’s State Election Video Series featuring Minister Shannon...
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24

Nov 17

NT Royal Commission report released

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has released its report, bringing together findings about how...
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24

Nov 17

Report finds educational neglect among Australian students in care

The Association of Child Welfare Agencies (ACWA) released a report providing a snapshot of the broad level of educational engagement of New...
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24

Nov 17

Vocational education and training for young people in care

Do you know young people aged 15-21 who are, or have been living in care, and are thinking about vocational...
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24

Nov 17

Resource sheet on children in care

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) have developed a factsheet to inform service providers, practitioners and policy-makers about children living in...
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24

Nov 17

Findings on Australian experiences of personal safety

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) have developed an infographic containing some of the most significant findings on...
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24

Nov 17

Your voice, one vision consultation report delivered

The Queensland Mental Health Commission has launched Your voice, one vision, consultation report 2017, Review of the Queensland Mental Health,...
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24

Nov 17

Toolkit for disaster resilient organisations

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has developed Resilient Community Organisations, a toolkit for community sector organisations to help measure and improve...
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24

Nov 17

Community Partnership Scheme funding available

The Nous Community Partnership Scheme is seeking applications for consulting projects that will help to build the capability of eligible organisations...
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24

Nov 17

Young people’s experiences of separated families

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is conducting research into children and young people's experiences of living in families...
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24

Nov 17

Save the date for 1st Asia Pacific Safe & Together Model Conference 2018

The Safe & Together Institute (USA) and the Berry Street Childhood Institute will be holding the 1st Asia Pacific Safe &...
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24

Nov 17

Urgent appeal for Micah Projects’ 2017 Christmas Hamper Appeal

In 2016 Micah Projects organised, packed and delivered over 500 food and fresh fruit hampers as a result of generous donations from...
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24

Nov 17

Don’t forget kids in care this Christmas

As part of their Christmas Appeal, CREATE are trying to secure as many gift vouchers from as many different places as possible to...
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24

Nov 17

Nominations of candidates to stand for election to PeakCare’s Board

Nominations of candidates standing for election to the three vacated positions on PeakCare’s Board must be received by close of...
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24

Nov 17

Registrations closing soon for PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM

Do not miss out on attending PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM. Registrations close Wednesday, 29 November - NO LATE REGISTRATIONS CAN...
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23

Nov 17

Roll Up Roll Up – Only six days left to register!

Roll up! Roll up! When: Wednesday, 6th December 2017 - 4.15 pm for a 4.30pm start Where: Riverside Receptions, 50...
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21

Nov 17

State Election Video Series – Part 5

Welcome to the fifth video in our 2017 State Election Video Series. Watch this video and listen to ALP Child...
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Nov 17

State Election Video Series – Part 4

Welcome to the fourth video in our five-part 2017 State Election Video Series. Watch this video and listen to ALP...
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17

Nov 17

There’s an election on – don’t be a monkey

The last week of the State Election campaign period is fast approaching. It is the last week for making sure you...
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17

Nov 17

PeakCare’s State Election Video Series

Do you work for a Family and Child Connect Service? Or a Family Wellbeing Service? Are you a Child Safety...
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17

Nov 17

PeakCare’s election wishes – comment on our wishes and add your own

Have you read PeakCare’s list of ‘election wishes’.  Have you read the addition to our election wishes? Have you read the...
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17

Nov 17

Joint statement by social service peaks and sector representative groups

PeakCare was pleased to work with QCOSS and 11 other social service peaks and sector representative groups – Council on...
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17

Nov 17

Support and funding for young people in alternative care arrangements

The Department of Education and Training's What’s Next OOHC fund supports young people aged 15-21 who have been living in alternative care...
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Nov 17

Speak Up Workshop

‘Speak Up’ is a free workshop delivered by CREATE that empowers young people aged 14-25 years with a care experience to...
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Nov 17

Queensland Men’s Interfaith Forum

The first Queensland Men's Interfaith Forum hosted by Griffith University Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue and JK Diversity Consultants...
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Nov 17

Reminder: Holding perpetrators of family and domestic violence accountable CPPAQ Practice Paper

Natalie Siegel-Brown, Public Guardian from the Office of the Public Guardian, will chair the upcoming Child Protection Practitioners Association of...
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Nov 17

Plan Your Brisbane Forum

Brisbane City Council invites all residents across Brisbane to the the Plan Your Brisbane Intergenerational Forum at City Hall on Wednesday, 22nd November,...
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Nov 17

Queensland Young Achiever Awards nominations closing soon

The Queensland Young Achiever Award nominations will soon be closing. The Awards are designed to acknowledge, encourage and promote the...
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Nov 17

Save the date for National Conference on Indigenous Incarceration 2018

Save the date for Tweed Coast Psychology's National Conference on Indigenous Incarceration Thursday, 28th to Friday, 29th June 2018 at the Mantra...
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Nov 17

Australian Charity Guide State of the Nation Seminar Roadshow comes to Queensland in 2018

The Australian Charity Guide "State of the Nation" Not-for-Profit one-day seminar has toured to sold out locations around Australia and is now coming...
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Nov 17

December marks final sitting for Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will last sit on Thursday, 14th December to publicly mark...
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17

Nov 17

Nominations of candidates to stand for election to PeakCare’s Board

Eight work days remain for candidates standing for election to the three vacated positions on PeakCare’s Board to submit their...
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Nov 17

Don’t miss PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM

Registrations to attend PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM are now being received. Unfortunately, in addition to the AGM, registrations to participate...
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Nov 17

State Election Video Series – Part 3

Welcome to the third video in our five-part 2017 State Election Video Series. Watch this video and listen to ALP...
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Nov 17

State Election Video Series – Part 2

Welcome to the second video in our five-part 2017 State Election Video Series. Watch this video and listen to ALP...
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Nov 17

State Election Video Series – Part 1

PeakCare is pleased to release the first video in our five-part 2017 State Election Video Series. Watch this video and...
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Nov 17

Introduction to PeakCare’s 2017 Election Video Series

As we rapidly approach the day on which Queenslanders will be heading off to vote, PeakCare is pleased to announce...
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10

Nov 17

PeakCare’s election wishes – make your views known

Last week, PeakCare published our ‘election wishes’. Make sure you read the comments being entered in response to the items...
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10

Nov 17

Supply Nation Briefing and Indigenous Business Trade Fair

Supply Nation will be delivering a free briefing session on the morning of Wednesday, 22nd November at the Brisbane Convention...
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10

Nov 17

Promoting and measuring children’s wellbeing forum

On Thursday, 23rd November, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Middle Years Forum - Promoting and Measuring...
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10

Nov 17

CREATE survey for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

From December, CREATE will be reaching out to hear the voices of young people aged 12-25 and who identify as...
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10

Nov 17

Free community services innovation skills building workshop

The free Innovation-Powered Organisation workshop on Monday, 20th November will explore current ideas and practices for becoming more innovative in...
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10

Nov 17

Free back to school health checks for primary school children

Queensland University of Technology Health Clinics will be running free back-to-school health checks for primary school aged children before the...
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Nov 17

Justice with compassion for young people fundraiser

Youth Advocacy Centre (YAC) will be hosting a fundraising event on Monday, 20th November to celebrate International Children's Day. The...
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Nov 17

Escaping Victimhood

Escaping Victimhood is a UK based charity that provides supportive residential workshops for people whose lives have been disrupted by...
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10

Nov 17

Latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund open

The latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is now open until midnight, Thursday 30th November. Not-for-profit groups operating...
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10

Nov 17

Micah Christmas Hamper appeal

Last year due to generous donations, Micah Projects organised, packed and delivered over 500 food and fresh fruit Christmas hampers to...
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10

Nov 17

Nominations of candidates to stand for election to PeakCare’s Board

Candidates for election to the three vacated positions on PeakCare’s Board are reminded that their completed Nomination Form and Candidate...
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10

Nov 17

PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM

Registrations to attend PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM are now being received. Unfortunately, it appears that most people who have registered...
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Nov 17

PeakCare’s Election Wishlist

Queensland is less than half way through the ten year road map recommended by the Carmody Child Protection Commission of...
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Nov 17

‘Just Ice?’ Symposium Video Series – Our Latest Release

Watch the latest release in our ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium Video Series - Much bigger than rehabilitation presented by Niki Parry, Treatment Support...
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3

Nov 17

Nominations of candidates for election to PeakCare Board due soon

On Wednesday, 6th December, Voting Delegates of PeakCare’s Member agencies will be casting their votes to elect three persons to...
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3

Nov 17

Next Step After Care

There is now a safe Facebook page for young people to connect with over 1,400 of their peers, with advice and practical information...
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Nov 17

More infants and Indigenous children admitted to out-of-home care

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released the latest bulletin on the statistics of children admitted to out-of-home-care. The bulletin...
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Nov 17

New e-safety resource for young people

A new e-safety resource for young people has been developed by young people and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. The Young...
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Nov 17

Online resource for new mums and their families

A new online resource called MumSpace has been developed by the Perinatal Depression e-Consortium to provide emotional and mental health support...
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3

Nov 17

Release of QCOSS Annual Report

The QCOSS Annual Report 2016-17 has been released with highlights and reflections into the past year of activity in the social services sector....
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3

Nov 17

Holding perpetrators accountable CPPAQ Practice Paper

The Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) will be hosting a Practice Paper on the topic of domestic and...
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3

Nov 17

Nominations open for Queensland Carers Advisory Council

Queensland Carers Advisory Council is seeking expressions of interest from people interested in providing input to government on improving recognition...
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3

Nov 17

Public seminar and book launch – what works in supervising child protection practice?

Southern Cross University will be hosting a free 3 hour public seminar and book launch. The seminar, conducted by Dr...
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3

Nov 17

NDIS Industry Briefing videos now available

An NDIS Industry Briefing was held in Brisbane on Monday, 25th September. Key sessions were recorded for reference and are...
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3

Nov 17

Survey on workplace conditions influencing professional development

The Australian Community Workers Association is conducting a short survey of frontline workers, practitioners and supervisors in community and human...
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3

Nov 17

Survey for young people with a care experience

CREATE Foundation is undertaking their updated national survey of children and young people between 8-25 years of age with a care...
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Nov 17

Australian Early Development Census Conference call for abstracts

Telethon Kids Institute and the Australian Government Department of Education and Training will be hosting the 2018 National Australian Early Development...
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3

Nov 17

YAC AGM announced

The Youth Advocacy Centre (YAC) 36th Annual General Meeting will be held on on International Children’s Day, Monday, 20th November. RSVP...
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3

Nov 17

The state of Australia’s welfare

The 13th biennial report into Australia's welfare by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has been released. Among other findings, the report shows...
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Nov 17

PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM

PeakCare is ecstatically pleased to announce that the entertainment for our forthcoming Annual General Meeting will be headlined by the...
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Oct 17

Ian Nussey workshops now open for registration

The series of Purposeful programming in residential care workshops led by Martha J. Holden concluded in Rockhampton this week. Similar...
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Oct 17

Progress report released on Supporting Families Changing Futures reforms

The 12 month progress report of the Queensland government's Supporting Families Changing Futures reforms has been released. The report offers...
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13

Oct 17

Release of more ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium Videos

This week more videos of presentations delivered at the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium co-hosted by PeakCare, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres...
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Oct 17

Talking Points for Anti-Poverty Week

This year, Australia’s fourteenth annual Anti-Poverty Week is 15th - 21st October. Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has developed...
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Oct 17

Indicators of poverty in Queensland

Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has published a snapshot into poverty in Queensland. Australia’s poverty rate remains above the...
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Oct 17

National Carers Week

National Carers Week will take place 15-21st October. This year, say thank you to carers and recognise the truly valuable...
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Oct 17

New research project recruiting service providers and practitioners

The Good practice in delivering and evaluating interventions for young people with sexually abusive behaviours project acknowledges many adolescents who...
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Oct 17

New resource on the importance of talking to babies

The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) will be holding an afternoon tea to launch a...
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Oct 17

Findings into family conflicts with young people at risk of homelessness

The Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) has released research into the risk factors for family conflict and breakdown that...
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Oct 17

Next Step After Care

In the lead up to Transition to Independence Month in November, young people are invited to join the Next Step...
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Oct 17

clubCREATE membership drive

CREATE is an organisation that was started by young people in care (foster, kinship, residential) to make sure the people...
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Oct 17

Nominate now for Queensland Young Achiever Awards

Nominations are now open for the Queensland Young Achiever Awards to acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young...
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Oct 17

Grants open for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 2018

Applications are invited for one-off funding of up to $5,000 to hold events, projects or activities during Domestic and Family...
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Oct 17

NDIS videos now available in Auslan

The NDIS has released a number of information videos in Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Videos include 'About the NDIS', 'My...
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Oct 17

Nominations to stand for election to PeakCare’s Board

This week PeakCare was the first to break the news that an election has been called and will most definitely...
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13

Oct 17

Fair warning to PeakCare Members, Supporters and Friends

You are all advised that PeakCare will once again be holding our traditional Trivia with a Twist competition following this...
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Oct 17

Register now for Ian Nussey workshops!

The Over 1,000 Voices survey and Hope and Healing by Design workshops (April to May 2017) highlighted the complex needs...
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Oct 17

Election has been called!

That’s right – a very important election will he held this year. Voting delegates of PeakCare’s Member agencies will soon...
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Oct 17

PeakCare’s Member Survey

Tired of receiving emailed requests from organisations to complete an on-line satisfaction survey? PeakCare Members will be relieved to know...
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Oct 17

Committee recommends that the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2017 be passed

In previous editions of eNews, we have reported on the introduction of the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2017 into...
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6

Oct 17

Anti-Poverty public forum

All Australians should be able to live with dignity in their community of choice. This year, Australia’s fourteenth annual Anti-Poverty...
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Oct 17

Young people as leaders of change in gender-based violence prevention

Research has found that gender-based violence can be prevented by fostering positive attitudes towards gender equality. R4Respect is a unique...
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6

Oct 17

Draft report into service delivery in remote Indigenous communities

The Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) has released a draft report for consultation on the inquiry into service delivery in remote...
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6

Oct 17

Legal Aid guidelines

The Board of Legal Aid Queensland has approved more generous guidelines for child protection grants of aid from 1st July...
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6

Oct 17

Other dates to remember in October

October is filled with local, national and international dates to remember, so mark them in your diary and get involved!...
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Oct 17

Research into survivors’ perspectives on sex offender reintegration

Bravehearts, the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) and researchers at the School of Justice at Queensland University...
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Oct 17

Save the date for Workforce Council forum

The Health and Community Services Workforce Council will be hosting a forum for stakeholders to discuss the concept of quality...
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6

Oct 17

2017 White Ribbon Day Breakfast

The 2017 White Ribbon Day Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, 22nd November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,...
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6

Oct 17

Extended date to complete Workforce Census

Don't forget to have your say in the first ever Queensland Community Services Workforce Census, which aims to collect and...
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