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NAIDOC Week

July 24, 2018

As part of our NAIDOC week celebration at Community Industry Group, we decided to collate some information on some of the female leaders, activists and social change advocates who are being honoured in this year’s NAIDOC Week theme – Because of Her We Can. Barangaroo Barangaroo was an Aboriginal fisherwoman, from the Cameragaleon group, who lived around Manly and North Harbour and was one of the most powerful figures in Sydney’s early history. Cammeraygal women were highly skilled at fishing from their simple bark canoes with intricate crescent fishing hooks carved from a shell, and bark fibre lines weighted with stones. They lit fires on clay pads for cooking and warmth, and cared for small children and babies in rough surf while catching fish. As primary providers for their people, they were respected and powerful within their societies. Barangaroo’s first husband and two children died of smallpox. She later went […]

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Discussion Group – Inquiry into the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme

July 23, 2018

Inquiry into the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the provision of disability services in New South Wales. The NSW Legislative Council Committee for Health and Community Services has announced an Inquiry into the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the provision of disability services in New South Wales. You can find the Terms of Reference here. Community Industry Group will collate a submission to the Inquiry, and we are keen to have input from our members, providers, carers and participants. We will be holding a discussion group to inform our submission at 9am on 31 July 2018 at Interchange Illawarra, 81 Kenny St, Wollongong NSW 2500. We encourage you or your representative to attend. Please register your attendance here:    

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Standing Committee on State Development Inquiry into Regional development and a global Sydney

July 10, 2018

The report of the Standing Committee on State Development into ‘Regional development and a global Sydney’ has now been released. Community Industry Group prepared a submission to the Inquiry, and appeared twice before the Committee to give evidence. We are pleased to see that much of our evidence has been included in the report, and that it has contributed to many of the recommendations. The report is available on the Committee’s website, along with submissions, transcripts of evidence and other documents associated with the inquiry.

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Affordable Housing among the missing in the ‘cost of living budget’

June 26, 2018

Community Industry Group were eagerly awaiting the release of the so-called ‘cost of living’ budget on 19 June 2018.  However, despite a few bright moments, the budget largely holds little for community service organisations, or for people living on low incomes. Access to safe, accessible and affordable housing is the number one issue affecting families on low incomes and vulnerable people in South East NSW but there is little in the budget to address the issue. While we once again welcome the extension of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund in the 2018/19 budget, the reality is that many people on welfare or on minimum wage are trying to navigate the private rental market. We need incentives to encourage more affordable private rental properties as well as an urgent investment in more social housing. It’s great that the 2018/19 budget holds a further $61.3 million for the whole of government homelessness […]

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Position Vacant

June 20, 2018

Position Vacant – Project Officer (Casual) Community Industry Group Inc. is seeking a dynamic and passionate Project Officer to implement a range of short-term projects. We are a not for profit peak body which supports community organisations, promotes industry expertise and pursues social justice issues in South East New South Wales, with offices in Oak Flats and Batemans Bay. We’re a membership based organisation which offers training courses and conferences specifically designed for people employed within the community services industry. Our aim is to improve outcomes for the region’s disadvantaged communities and build a strong and informed community service industry. Our staff enjoy flexible work hours, a friendly office environment, rewarding projects with clear objectives, managerial support and mentoring. The Project Officer will work on a range of projects as determined by the CEO. We are looking for someone with an enthusiastic can-do attitude. Experience with social housing tenants, or within […]

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