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Changing Lives, Changing Communities - Townsville Presentation
Notice is given that the Queensland Council of Social Service Ltd (QCOSS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 7.30am on the Tuesday 6 November 2018 at Souths Leagues Club, Davies Park, 120 Jane Street, West End.
With the bill to introduce the cashless debit card to Hinkler not being passed in the Senate yesterday, we must continue the fight to stop this bill.
As reviewed on 1 August 2018, there are a total of 23 councils and four part council areas drought declared. These declarations represent 57.4 per cent of the land area of Queensland. There are also 85 Individually Drought Declared Properties in a further 11 shires. Eligible farmers and small businesses in these areas can access Federal and State assistance.
As Homelessness Week 2018 draws to a close, QCOSS (Queensland Council of Social Service) is determined to keep the spotlight on the importance of having a place to call home. Housing is foundational for getting and keeping a job, a child’s education, quality health, and for strong family and community relationships. To make sure everyone in Queensland has a home QCOSS is asking all levels of government to choose to make this possible in its Housing Position Statement released today.
My Health Record is a centralised digital database housing your health information. The information can be accessed by you, selected healthcare providers and various other participants in the My Health Record system. From 16 July 2018, the My Health Record scheme will transition from being ‘opt-in’ to ‘opt-out’, meaning unless an you choose not to participate in the scheme, a My Health Record account will automatically be created for you. The opt out period will close on 15 October 2018.
Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) has been funded by Department of Communities, Disability and Seniors to undertake a one year project to support people with disability with NDIS peer to peer advocacy.
Douglas Graham (far right), the Coordinator of the Woorabinda Indigenous Knowledge Centre, is working to develop an internet café at the centre to improve literacy, numeracy and digital skills of people in the community.
QCOSS will again be supporting regional Queensland families to help them learn about their electricity use and manage their bills through the Energy Savvy Families program.
As part of each of the 13 Changing Lives, Changing Communities two-day events, we are hosting a Community Marketplace at the end of day one. The Community Marketplace provides a space to bring together people and mainstream and community providers, services and business to connect, network, discover and learn about what is available in their community.

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