The start of a new year allows us to reflect on what we want to do with our lives over the next 12 months. For many, the New Year brings a sense of hope and excitement, but for some, it can be a time of social isolation and hardship.
Last year was a very busy one with the transition of the former Department of Housing to the Department of Communities and difficult economic conditions.
Social housing tenants across Queensland have started growing communal vegetable gardens as part of a new Tenant Participation initiative.
More than 4,000 new social housing dwellings will be built across the state by 2012 as part of Queensland's $1.2 billion share of the Australian Government's Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.
The Department of Communities has a new service to help people find a place to rent in the private market.
Through the Australian Government's National Rental Affordability Scheme, up to 50,000 affordable rental dwellings will be built across Australia by 2012 to help eligible low to moderate-income earners secure a place to live.
In September 2009, the Australian Government increased some single pension payments by up to $32.49 a week.
The Ipswich Regional Tenant Group has been representing the interests of local social housing tenants for more than 15 years.
The Department of Communities is seeking your ideas about how we can improve our Tenant Participation program to better meet the needs of all social housing tenants.
The Shirley Hughson Tenant Group has come a long way since members first met under the shade of a mango tree 16 years ago.
A record number of entries were received in 2009 from proud gardeners.
The majority of skin cancers can be prevented by taking some simple precautions when outdoors. Here are some tips from Queensland Health on keeping safe in the sun.
Sixteen new all abilities playgrounds are now being created across the state as part of the Queensland Government’s All Abilities Playground Project — enabling participation in play.
Research shows that four out of five Queensland adults don’t eat enough vegetables every day. It’s important to get active for at least 30 minutes each day and choose healthy food options for a healthier lifestyle.
The Seniors Business Discount Card and Seniors Card are part of a free discount scheme that delivers savings to eligible Queenslanders aged 60 years and older.
Many areas of Queensland are subject to severe storms and even cyclones. Here are a few things you can do to plan for storms, to help prevent injuries to people and damage to homes.
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