Member & Community Calendar

May 31, 2020

2021-22 Rotary Peace Fellowship

Online Awards and Grants

    Rotary Tasmania are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Rotary Peace Fellowship program.

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    May 31, 2020

    Positions Vacant: Working It Out LGBTIQ+ Community Workers (Part-time, Burnie & Launceston)

    Expressions of Interest

      Working It Out is currently recruiting for two new LGBTIQ+ Community Workers — one to be based in Burnie (co-located with Youth, Family & Community Connections) and one in Launceston.

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      May 31, 2020

      Local Emergency Food Relief — COVID-19 Grants Program

      Awards and Grants

        Applications are now open for the Local Emergency Food Relief — COVID-19 Grants Program. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to organisations to deliver emergency food relief to Tasmanians in need in their local community.

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        May 31, 2020

        Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania Storytelling Competition

        Online Awards and Grants

          Do you love telling stories? Submit a story using any medium — video, creative writing, audio, music, photography, art… it's up to you! Lots of prizes to be won. Open to anyone aged 6 - 18 years from a refugee background living in Tasmania.

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          June 1, 2020

          AER Energy Made Easy Website

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            The AER received Commonwealth Government funding for a two-year redevelopment project to enhance the Energy Made Easy (EME) website (www.energymadeeasy.gov.au). These enhancements are now live on the website, and their purpose is to help consumers and small businesses continue to make informed energy choices through EME.

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            June 1, 2020

            COVID-19 Stories Project

            Awards and Grants

              The COVID-19 Stories Project is reaching out across Tasmania to collect and preserve memories of this unprecedented period of disruption, social distancing and self-isolation. It seeks to capture the impact of this historic event on the lives and livelihoods of everyday Tasmanians to create a collective memory for the future.

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              June 1, 2020

              1800 290 666: Baptcare Mental Health TasConnect

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                Baptcare Mental Health TasConnect is a free phone line supporting Tasmanians with mental health concerns to identify which psychosocial service is best suited and provide them with accurate information on how that service can be accessed.

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                June 1, 2020

                The Voices of Us

                Expressions of Interest

                  Disability Voices Tasmania is reaching out to Tasmanians with disability to join us in building a collective voice. If you ever have been denied access, felt your views and hopes have not been respected, been excluded from education or employment opportunities or found it hard to exercise your rights, please speak with us.

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                  June 1, 2020

                  Home Visits Risk Assessment Tool and Risk Minimisation Guidelines

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                    This tool is for organisations that provide home care services as part of their core business. The purpose of tool is to identify risks and develop mitigation strategies for home visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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                    June 1, 2020

                    Our Watch Change the Story (Second Edition) Survey

                    Calls for Input

                      In 2015, Our Watch launched Change the Story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia, produced in partnership with VicHealth and ANROWS. This short online survey aims to capture your feedback on Change the Story. We're interested in how you use it, what you see as its strengths, and any gaps or areas for improvement that you wish to suggest.

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                      June 1, 2020

                      Become a NILS Delivery Partner

                      Expressions of Interest

                        By becoming a NILS Delivery Partner it means that we can train some of your staff or your volunteers to assist our clients to complete our online loan application. We have currently 66 Delivery Partners where people can access support across 93 sites in Tasmania.

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                        June 1, 2020

                        Helping Families on Low Incomes Connect to the Internet for Schooling Needs

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                          To help Australians respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, nbn™ is providing up to $50 million to assist phone and internet providers to support low income family households with school-aged children who do not currently have an active nbn™ connection at home. This funding will help phone and internet providers create more affordable offers to connect eligible families during Term 2.

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                          June 1, 2020

                          TasWater COVID-19 Support Program

                          Expressions of Interest

                            TasWater are expanding our Customer Support Program and increasing the ways we can help more of our customers. We recognise that it may be especially difficult right now to meet financial obligations and household expenses, especially when it comes to paying your bills.

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                            June 1, 2020

                            Volunteering Tasmania Guide to Volunteering Safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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                              Volunteering Tasmania have prepared a guide to volunteering safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID pandemic has had a considerable impact on volunteering across the state, and this impact and the appropriate response of volunteer-involving organisations is evolving as the crisis unfolds.

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                              June 1, 2020

                              Working It Out Together

                              Expressions of Interest

                                Working It Out is very excited to announce the launch of our COVID-19 response initiative — Working It Out Together. As LGBTIQ+ folks, we're finding it tough in this new world where many of our avenues of validation, affirmation and celebration, as well as our ways of accessing support, are no longer available to us. That's where Working It Out Together comes in!

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                                June 1, 2020

                                National COVID-19 Older Persons Information Line

                                Awards and Grants

                                  The hotline will help older Australians get the critical information they need to stay healthy and safe during the pandemic, providing an accessible one-stop source for personal support, questions and up to date guidelines. Older people and carers are encouraged to call 1800 171 866 to speak to friendly, specially trained staff from a senior’s advocacy organisation.

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                                  June 1, 2020

                                  Statement of Concern — COVID-19: Human Rights, Disability and Ethical Decision-making

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                                    This Statement of Concern is made by internationally recognised independent experts in the area of human rights, bioethics and disability who have come together to emphasise key human rights principles and standards that need to underpin ethical decision-making in the context of disability and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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                                    June 1, 2020

                                    1800 98 44 34: A Tasmanian Lifeline

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                                      Lifeline Tasmania has set up a new service for Tasmanians, specifically to deal with unprecedented demand for information, advice and support because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new line will deal with the many issues around what is called psychological stress and will be staffed from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

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                                      June 2, 2020

                                      Child Wise Virtual Classroom Training

                                      Online Training

                                        Due to popular demand, Child Wise are thrilled to announce new dates for Child Wise Virtual Classroom Training in June. Delivered by highly qualified and experienced Child Wise trainers, our virtual classrooms are very interactive and limited to a small class of up to 20 participants to ensure a complete learning experience for you.

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                                        June 3, 2020

                                        Australian Institute of Family Studies Survey

                                        Online Calls for Input

                                          The Australian Institute of Family Studies survey is for child, family and community welfare professionals and will help us understand their needs during COVID-19 as well as how we can best respond.

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                                          June 5, 20205:00 pm

                                          Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Sector COVID-19 Capacity-Building Package

                                          Online Awards and Grants

                                            Grant applications are now open for the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Sector COVID-19 Capacity-Building Package. Eligible organisations can apply for a maximum of $25,000 and organisations who have already invested in modifications or initiatives after 10 March 2020 to ensure their alcohol, tobacco and other drug programs and services could continue, will be eligible to apply for funding retrospectively (and provide proof of expenses).

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                                            June 10, 202010:00 am / 11:30 am

                                            SASS Being Trauma Informed Online Workshop

                                            Online Training

                                              SASS is excited to offer a new, interactive online workshop, Being Trauma Informed Online. This workshop is designed to offer simple and practical strategies, through experiential examples and activities, allowing you to engage with others in a virtual space and implement harm prevention techniques into your online work straight away.

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                                              June 30, 2020

                                              Mission Australia Youth Survey Disability Report 2019

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                                                Young people with disability are more likely to report personal concerns relating to mental health and are twice as likely to have experienced bullying in the past year and to feel sad about their life than their peers according to Mission Australia’s Young, Willing and Able — Youth Survey Disability Report 2019.

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                                                June 30, 2020

                                                Resilient Hobart Quick Response Grants

                                                Online Expressions of Interest

                                                  The City of Hobart is providing funding up to $1,000 to support the delivery of community and creative projects and programs that support the community to respond to and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 virus.

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                                                  June 30, 2020

                                                  MHFFTas Peer Work and the NDIS Induction Online Training

                                                  Training

                                                    Mental Health Family and Friends Tasmania (MHFFTas) is calling for expressions of interest from families and friends to participate in a free, online training opportunity in June 2020 for family and friends of people living with mental ill health.

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                                                    June 30, 2020

                                                    Jobs Australia Member Update

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                                                      The annual wage review that is undertaken by the Fair Work Commission has been delayed due to the COVID-19 situation. Job Australia are expecting that there will be a decision into the yearly July increases provided by the commission by the 30 June 2020. Once received Job Australia will be able to advise on what the new pay tables will look like.

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                                                      July 1, 2020

                                                      COTA Tasmania Work45+ Website

                                                      Online Notices

                                                        Work45+ is a new website that has been developed in consultation with older job seekers, employers and job service providers. It contains the information they believe will help more older job seekers be employed and valued.

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                                                        July 1, 2020

                                                        Our Watch: No Excuse for Abuse Campaign

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                                                          Our Watch is launching its existing campaign No Excuse for Abuse in response to the COVID-19 crisis to help raise awareness of non-physical abuse towards women.

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                                                          July 30, 2020

                                                          2020 National Carer Survey

                                                          Online Calls for Input

                                                            Carers Tasmania is inviting family and friend carers to complete the 2020 National Carer Survey. The survey is being conducted in conjunction with the carer associations in all states and territories and researchers from Macquarie, New South Wales, Queensland, Sydney, and Technology Sydney Universities.

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                                                            August 31, 2020

                                                            International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

                                                            Calls for Input

                                                              Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Council (ATDC) Tasmania are again inviting you to help us fold cranes to create another memorial to those lost to overdose and help us create an opportunity for people in the community to discuss the risks and impact of overdose.

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                                                              September 17, 2020

                                                              Senate Inquiry into Centrelink’s Compliance Program

                                                              Calls for Input

                                                                The committee is now inviting new submissions, including supplementary submissions from organisations and individuals who have already provided evidence to the inquiry, and requests that these are provided by Thursday 17 September 2020.

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                                                                September 30, 2020

                                                                Residential Rent Relief Fund

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                                                                  The State Government has established the Residential Rent Relief Grant to provide rent relief payments of up to $2,000 (or four week's rent) to support Tasmanians experiencing rental hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme is available until Wednesday 30 September 2020.

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                                                                  December 31, 2020

                                                                  Child Wise Tasmania Training Calendar 2020

                                                                  Training

                                                                    The Child Wise Child Safety Training Calendar for Tasmania is now available to download.

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