Volunteers – Take A Bow

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Today (5 December) is International Volunteer Day, and it’s the opportunity for all of us to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution they make in Our Towns and communities. Queensland is home to more than 700,000 active volunteers, each playing their part in making the state’s thriving … [Read more...]

A Boost to Frontline Emergency Services

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford were in Maranoa this week with an announcement of one hundred new Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) staff and more than 60 new Fire and Rescue … [Read more...]

A Saturday Knock on the Door – Could Save a life

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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) staff and volunteers will be among thousands of emergency services personnel door-knocking homes across Queensland this Saturday (September 15), with a collective goal of building community resilience. Operation Knock Knock kicks off this weekend … [Read more...]

Focus to Senior Safety

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The safety of our senior citizens came into focus in the past week with a visit to Dalrymple Villas by Charters Towers Police and the Townsville District Crime Prevention Unit who turned up with lots of tips about crime prevention. Police discussed core personal safety strategies and development … [Read more...]

Youth Justice – What Do You Think?

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In the wake of the recommendations of the Atkinson Report into Youth Justice in Queensland the Government is seeking community feedback. The broad community consultation will play a key role in the finalisation of a new the Youth Justice Strategy. The key findings of the report were that … [Read more...]

Funds Available for Safety and Crime Prevention

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Local councils and community groups are encouraged to apply for up to $2 million in funding to make the area safer through infrastructure or early intervention crime prevention strategies. The Safer Communities Fund is aimed at enhancing the efforts of local groups to address crime and antisocial … [Read more...]

New Grants Program Opens for Neighbourhood Centres

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Neighbourhood Centres across Queensland can share in $550,000 as the government opens the purse strings for one-off grants to run events, deliver projects, or to purchase equipment to help make their communities thrive. Minister for Communities Coralee O'Rourke has announced the new Thriving … [Read more...]

Community Groups Urged to Apply

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Community organisations are being urged to apply for grants of up to $35,000 as the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund’s grants opens for aplications today. Community groups were able to apply for funding between $500 and $35,000 for Round 97 of Queensland’s largest one-off grants … [Read more...]