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Grow the pie: beyond data & statistics

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

An example of obtaining access to public sector information (PSI) Not-for-Profits (NfPs) is my local "Meals on Wheels" (MoW) organisation. They have to report to HACC on how culturally inclusive their services are to clients in their catchment. To meet these compulsory reporting requirements, many NfPs like “Meals on Wheels” have to source this data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – these costs are only ...more »

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6th Birthday Wish - introducing young children to the arts

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

The arts are for everyone. They are part of a healthy lifestyle, they help people express who they are and they help us to connect with others. Young people have the right to experience the arts regardless of background or social and economic circumstances. Working with the Department of Education, schools and arts organisations, the 6th Birthday Wish campaign aims to reach six year-olds in Australia. Scenario: ...more »

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E-mail and internet free training for Seniors.

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

There are many older people confined to their homes and are unable to communicate with absent famil, friends, shop and seek help. As Treasurer for Orange Seniors Association, I am endeavouring to set up a free training for Seniors in the basic use of e-mail and internet at no cost to the Senior. Funds are required to set up 6 computers, printer and connect to the internet for the training. We have a room for the classes ...more »

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Self-directed funding portal

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

Self-directed approaches for funding is the current new policy direction by the Victorian Government. This is inline with current international models of funding services for people with a disability. This policy direction sees people with a disability having control over the type of support they receive, enabling people with a disability to be able to manage how their funds are spent and choice over service delivery. ...more »

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People and Policy

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

People with a disability lives are constantly being shaped by government policy; however people with a disability generally have limited ability to find and access such information and policies. Additionally people with a disability generally have limited opportunity to discuss, ask questions and provide feedback regarding such information. Increased access to information for people with a disability is important ...more »

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Text the Govt

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

We are thinking of using mobile phone SMS technology to communciate with young people about issues that affect them and support young people to pursue civic engagement activities they feel most close to and comfortable with. This service could facilitate conversation amongst young people themselves and young people with the government. It would also serve to direct young people to the relevent places from which they ...more »

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National Enduring Power of Attorney Database

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

The Problem: There is currently no state or national database for registering or searching information about enduring power of attorney documents. Enduring documents provide for the appointment of another person to make financial and other important decisions when an individual loses their decision making capacity. The lack of any database results in the inadvertent appointment of multiple attorneys, facilitates ...more »

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Making carbon credits easier to obtain

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

Currently, the FullCAM3 model used by the Department of Climate Change to predict tree growth has insufficient data. If the federal government made available all its data on tree growth as well as the data from state governments then not for profit environmental groups would use the information to plant more native trees for carbon credits. The return from the sale of the carbon credits would then be used for more revegetation. ...more »

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Indicators of social inclusion in local geographic areas for planning and evaluating community services

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

Cmmunity organisations deliver government-funded services for children, families, youth, women, men, people with a disability, people from CALD backgrounds, people from Indigenous communities. To provide targeted and accessible services, community organisations need to use data in: • Planning • Evaluation, for example using Results Based Accountability (RBA, Mark Friedman) • Accountability both to the funding body and ...more »

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Know Your Zone

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

Know your Zone is an interactive mapping project to support council service awareness as well as encouraging transparency for real estate purchasers. Know Your Zone Maps: - Crime Statistics (eg particular coloured zones for different levels of crime) - Crime zones (similar to above but information classed by street rather than by council zone so you could view most targeted streets in a particular area) - Council ...more »

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Understanding Volunteering Commitment of people from CALD Communities

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

There is gap in knowledge about the participation of people from CALD communities as volunteers. There are also barriers within some volunteer-involving organisations that prevent greater involvement of volunteers by people from CALD backgrounds. One of the primary tasks will be to examine the findings in shared understandings of the concept of “volunteering” within the context of multicultural Australia, and in examining ...more »

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Surf Life Saving NSW - Rescue Package

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

Emergency Response 18 months ago Surf Life Saving NSW implemented a 24-7 emergency call out system to assist emergency services when a coastal emergency occurred outside of patrol hours or at an unpatrolled beach. Since the system was implemented lifesavers/lifeguards have responded to more than 280 call outs. From an emergency response perspective, Surf Life Saving NSW would gain a lot of benefit from a list and map ...more »

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Alcohol and Other Drug Services - Spatial Service Planning of Treatment Services

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

Project Outline Through the collation and analysis of data relating to population projections: • demonstrate the geographic Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) service planning requirements for AOD services based on the growth of population numbers in: o new and emerging fringe suburbs of Melbourne and major metropolitan cities (particularly Cardinia, Casey, Wyndham, Whittlesea and Melton); o local government areas ...more »

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Help for Eczema Sufferers

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

At present there is no central database which eczema sufferers can access to find assistance with general medical practitioners, dermatologists, natural therapists, pharmacies who supply selected products, hospitals with a dermatology ward and any other resources related to treating and managing their skin condition. The Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) would very much like to see some centralised system where ...more »

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Staff Training Opportunities

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

I am aware that some government Departments (e.g. Child Safety Services) have developed computer-based, self-paced training packages for induction and on-going training of their staff. The community sector, with less human, financial, or infrastructure resources are unable to develop same. Community sector/not for profit organisations would benefit greatly from being able to access these packages where work/client base ...more »

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Local Stories - National Progress | Place-based Planning

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

INFORM-EMPOWER-ADVANCE Networks of locally governed, independent Not-For-Profits, [such as the Local Learning and Employment Networks in the Education Sector, or PCP's in the health sector in Victoria], supported by Government, are prime vehicles to source, combine and advocate local needs across many sectors and at a scale {multiple LGA's] to improve the focus and quality of targeted Government service provision. ...more »

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Computer Access, Training & Help with Mobile Phones

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

I list this under new ideas but its a established one that needs to continue and is in crisis at this time. In Hervey Bay we have had a group established of which I now coordinate, for over 10 years with funding that finished 5 years ago, it still battles on. Since June 2009 there has been NO FUNDING at all and this service which in a heavily populated area of retirees must continue. Its is a not for profit org. Myself ...more »

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Navigating the Services

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

A recent survey of our community showed that we have some tremendous resources available, covering a huge number of needs. However the common response of these service providers was that the people who needed the service were mostly reluctant to access it, or did not know it was available. In the small community/suburb in which we work, transport to these services is also a major factor. This survey also showed that ...more »

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Index of Women’s Health and Wellbeing Data

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

Women’s Health Victoria would like to see the ‘Victorian Index of Women’s Health and Wellbeing Data’ (The Index – www.theindex.org.au) expanded to a national level. The Index is run by Women’s Health Victoria to provide a gateway to Victorian women’s health data resources. The Index incorporates over 70 indicators of health and wellbeing relevant to a social model of health such as living arrangements, paid and unpaid ...more »

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Support Australian vision: International GYN Awarness Day Sept 10 2010

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

Have you noticed millions of women have GYN issues/conditions in the world which have a huge social and personal ripple effect on husbands/partners and families. Yet there is very little voice about this in the community. Many women in the dark about what goes on "down there". Some say to me to label this day "Reproductive Health" this is not about having babies it is about women and their bodies - functions, risks ...more »

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Support vision: International GYN Awareness Day Sept 10 annually

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

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Have you noticed millions of women have GYN issues/conditions which have a huge social and personal ripple effect on husbands/partners and families. Yet there is very little voice about this in the community. Some say to me to label this day "Reproductive Health" this is not about having babies it is about women and their bodies - functions, risks and symptoms. The power that lies within in all women. GAIN Inc. ...more »

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Cross fertalisation linking not for profits with community and corporates

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

Often not for profit organisations have a need for community and corporate support of all kinds, not just monetary, but often by donating time and skills to help them grow. It would be terrific to have a data base of community members and corporate organisations who would like to be involved with not for profit organisations and on that data base to say how they could contribute. Particularly of interest would be some ...more »

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EDUCATING AND PROTECTING THE PUBLIC FROM 'DIRTY ELECTRICITY'

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

I am President and Founder of DONNA FISHER SILENT FIELDS Inc. a non-profit organisation which is working towards implementation Australia-wide for workplace legislation for all workers to be protected from ‘dirty electricity’. This most serious public health issue of our times now has more recognition with Dr Samuel Milham MPH, Washington State Department of Health, USA reporting in October 2009 that “…the 20th century ...more »

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Data on Maternity Care Providers

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Campaign: Not for Profit PSI

Community Midwifery WA proposes for consideration a Maternity Care Database to enable expectant parents to make informed choices on where and with whom to give birth. Outcome data on hospitals / maternity services across the nation is urgently required on rates of caesarean, interventions, breastfeeding, pain-relief (and what type), perinatal depression, and so on. Similar scorecards for individual maternity care professionals ...more »

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