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Feeding Frenzy

Young mums have a hard time when they have no support network around them, or no healthy role models. Becoming a mum can be a daunting task for anyone - sometimes the best educated and most successful professional finds it the hardest. Statistics on the eating habits of our children show we need to make changes in how we feed our kids right from the start. We need to be changing ideas on how and what to feed our kids. ...more »

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Grow the pie: beyond data & statistics

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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