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Electricity Rebate available to power card customers in remote communities The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN) have jointly welcomed confirmation from the Queensland Government that power card customers in remote communities are eligible for the government-funded Electricity Rebate.
This guide is to alert you to things which may have changed in the new Service Agreement - Standard term, from other service agreements in the past and things to consider should you agree to accept funding under this standard agreement. The guide will follow the same order of the Standard Terms so you can read each section as it comes up.
QCOSS has welcomed the Queensland Government's launch of the new Social Services Investment Framework. Read QCOSS' summary of changes to the final Social Services Investment Framework document here.
The 2014/15 Queensland State Budget provides a mixed bag for vulnerable Queenslanders. The highlight is undoubtedly the announcement of $406 million over five years to support families and children. And the Queensland Government's announcement post budget to cover the mooted federal cuts to seniors' concessions has no doubt provided relief to pensioners.

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QCOSS state conference 2014 | South Bank, Brisbane | 17 Oct
The focus at this year's QCOSS State Conference, 17 October 2014, is on building strength - for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, for the sector in serving those people and in our ability as a community to see that we are making a real difference in the elimination of poverty and disadvantage. Sessions will be both informative and participatory, with speakers sharing their knowledge and experience and inviting delegates to share and contribute as well.

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