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Mixed Blessings in Stimulus Package Stage 2

March 23, 2020

The second stage of the Federal Government’s Stimulus Package holds the first acknowledgement that the $40 a day paid to job seekers under the Newstart Allowance is insufficient to support a reasonable life. As part of the Package, Government will increase the Jobseeker Allowance (formerly known as Newstart), and the Youth Allowance Job Seeker payment, through the introduction of a temporary coronavirus supplement of $275 per week. Community Industry Group welcomed the announcement, but cautioned that the fight to increase Newstart and Youthstart is not over. The temporary payment, which will be paid to both existing and new recipients of the JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance jobseeker, as well as to recipients of Parenting Payment, Farm Household Allowance and Special Benefit will only be in place for the next six months. “There is no doubt that effectively doubling Newstart and Youth Allowance for six months will make an enormous difference […]

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Resources for Coronavirus prevention

March 19, 2020
The Department of Health are providing up-to-date and authoritative information and advice on COVID-19 for the health and aged care sector. The site also includes resources for health professionals, including aged care providers, pathology providers and healthcare managers. Click here for more information. Click here for a stop the spread poster from NSW Health to put up in your workplace or home.
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CHSP grant funding

March 2, 2020

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) unsolicited proposals for bushfire affected providers Australia’s bushfires have been devastating for many and the Department of Health has advised they wish to recognise the ongoing effort of CHSP providers in assisting with the bushfire response and recovery in affected areas. The department is aware the bushfires may have significantly impacted providers’ ability to deliver CHSP services. As such, they would like to remind CHSP providers they may submit an unsolicited proposal for additional grant funding where the provision of services has been significantly impacted. This is for existing CHSP providers and services only and is not available for new services. CHSP providers may submit a business case outlining the following: • summary of how the bushfire has directly impacted CHSP service delivery • capacity for ongoing management of the funds • information about relevant service types • requested funding amount for the unsolicited proposal […]

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Community Services Mentorship Program Training

March 2, 2020

Community Industry Group mentoring program is based on best practice principles and features tools to guide a safe and effective mentoring program for individuals, teams or organisations. Mentoring is not a new concept, often occurring spontaneously as informal relationships. In recent years, as growing numbers of people have recognised the power of mentoring, more community organisations, businesses and governments are launching formal mentoring initiatives. The Community Industry Group program has been designed specifically for the community services sector. Features: • A half day training session for prospective Mentors and Mentees. • Mentor and Mentee matching through a questionnaire and evaluation process. • Support throughout the twelve month mentoring relationship. • No cost to participate if you are a member. • Graduation and networking events. To take part in the program you must attend one of the following training sessions. Tuesday 10 March 2020, 30pm for a 1.00pm start –4.30pm, Warilla […]

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Exclusive member opportunity

February 26, 2020

Community Industry Group is proud to present this brand new mentorship program designed specifically for our members in the Community Services Industry. We invite you to attend the launch event on Thursday 27 February. Book your space now! https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/community-industry-group-mentoring-program-for-members-official-launch-tickets-94088590507

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