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  • 20th annual YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament begins

    17 April 2015

    The 20th annual YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament is underway. Stay up-to-date with the latest news and activities from the 2015 YMCA youth parliamentarians.

  • Celebrate National Reconciliation Week

    13 April 2015

    Join the national reconciliation effort from 27 May to 3 June. Find out what’s happening in your area or host an event.

  • Next Step After Care

    10 April 2015

    Young Queenslanders up to 21 years old and who have left care, can now access help 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling or texting 1800 NEXTSTEP (1800 639 878).

  • Funding boost helps children in care

    8 April 2015

    Queensland children in foster and kinship care will have greater opportunities to reach their potential and improve their literacy and numeracy skills, thanks to the Queensland Government providing an additional $880,000 over three years for the Pyjama Foundation’s Love of Learning program.

  • Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program – apply now

    1 April 2015

    Applications for the 2015 program are now open. This program provides an exciting opportunity for Indigenous Queenslanders aged 18 to 25 to develop leadership skills and learn about democratic processes. Applications close 29 April 2015. 

  • National Youth Week 2015

    1 April 2015

    National Youth Week is on 10 – 19 April. Join in Australia’s largest celebration of young people by attending one of the fantastic events happening throughout Queensland.

  • Make change happen

    24 March 2015

    Cadetships are available for Indigenous university students who are interested in working in child safety. The cadetships will be offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their final year of a Bachelor of Human Services or Social Work, and who are interested in a career as a Child Safety Officer.

  • Queensland Multicultural Awards 2015

    19 March 2015

    Nominations are now open for the Queensland Multicultural Awards which recognise the valuable contributions of Queenslanders working to promote the benefits of a multicultural society. Applications close 24 April.

  • Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence report

    2 March 2015

    The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence has delivered its report ‘Not now, Not ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence’.

  • New Family and Child Connect ready to help vulnerable families

    19 January 2015

    The first seven Family and Child Connect services are ready to support vulnerable families by connecting them to the right services at the right time. Families will get the help they need to care for their children safely at home.

  • Getting people with disability ready for the NDIS

    12 November 2014

    We have funded nine organisations to deliver Participant Readiness activities across the state to help people with disability get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Find out more about activities in your area and how you can get involved.

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