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Community Home Management Advisors

All too often there is a great gulf between the aquisition and the appolication of knowledge and skills. A number of years ago I visited an American Indian reservation and local community where a Home Management Advisor was employed to work with community members by providing residents (especially mothers) with advise on how to apply nutiritional knowledge in the choice and preparation of nutirtious family meals and ...more »

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Data on Disabled Parking Permits and Vehicle Modifications

The Disabled Motorists Association would like to see government data available on the numbers of Australians who hold a disabled parking permit and who have vehicle modifications. Currently this information is not nationally available or readily identified in state or local government-based information. Such information should be available at a national level as well as by state and municipal boundaries. This would ...more »

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Interconnecting within other Parent & Citizen Associations

Parents, relatives and or community persons who contribute to the volunteer efforts to raise funds for their preferred school, would always benefit from the ideas and social inclusions from other parent & citizens associations within their zoned area, state and or federal surroundings. Being slightly isolated in a rural setting eliminates opportunities for the parents and communities to encompass similar ideas and benefits ...more »

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Stretch Yourself: Computers and Tai Chi

As more and more information is becoming only available online, Government should provide funding for training opportunities for seniors in the use of new technology. An example of this was successfully trialled last year... Stretch Yourself: Computers and Tai Chi A basic computer course for seniors which incorporates Tai Chi - for stretching the body and the mind! If such classes (which could cover any topics ...more »

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Data on Disabed drivers and motorists

As the only National organisation for Disabled Motorists/drivers, their family and carers the Disabled Motorists Association relies heavily on the support of Health Care Professionals, State and Territory Departments of Transport, Heath, Disability and Community for rules and regulations applied to road use for all accessible transport.Currently the volunteers are unable to provide the needed data to inform or educate ...more »

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Carbon Maps

Maps are powerful visual tools and can be used to make the invisible tangible. Greenhouse gas emissions are difficult to portray. For community, planners and decision makers we need to show what is happening at the local level. Our vision is to have the capacity to create a local Carbon Map. The Carbon Map provides a visual profile of energy use and carbon emissions for a local region. The Carbon Map will bring together ...more »

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Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates pre-1899 available for free

Family history is an interest being taken up by older australians in large numbers. An absorbing interest, it keeps participants mentally alert into old age. However, it can be very expensive occupation as the birth, death and marriage certificates needed to complete a family tree properly cost on average $25 each and access and costs vary from state to state. Tasmania is the only state which has made pre-1899 certificates ...more »

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Transport Innovation in remote and regional areas

Transport costs and modalities impact upon regional and urban economic sustainability across Australia. Australia has a vast network of natural gas distribution across all states. Rising fuel costs have a negative impact in areas that depend on produce delivery out, and also impacts visitation to these areas. Government statistics could well be used to correlate vehicle fuel usage across regional Australia in relation ...more »

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Current Statistics on Migration, Skills and Employment

I would like to see the availability of Statistical information relating to new residents in regional areas to assist community services with providing programs and support with activities and services specific to needs. Specific information would include: -number of new residents to a region -marital status - do they have children with needs -what type of visas -employers who sponsor workers to relocate -skills ...more »

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Quit Smoking - A Badge of Honour

Hi – IDEA for a NEW and more powerful and successful QUIT SMOKING MEDIA CAMPAIGN - All types of happy people who have quit saying "I quit" - cast of thousands on the screen who quit every year - all show their own "I quit" badge that looks like a medal of honour. SEHC will work with the Quit campaign to develop this project. Include co-op members to develop media campaign skills. Include Film Victoria for expertise ...more »

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Using mobile and web 2.0 to build relationships between a hospital and the community it serves

Scenario: You have just had a positive experience in a major public hospital that may have happened due to a planned or unplanned event. You had a great relationship with the nurses and doctors that looked after you. You provided all your patient information including mobile phone number, email and residential address on admission. You leave the hospital feeling much better and thankful that the hospital and its dedicated ...more »

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INFORMATION GUIDE TO EVERY FAMILY WITH A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY

The Idea: Centrelink to refer each new family with a child with a disability who registers for Carers Allowance to ACDNSW for access to an Information Guide. Backgrd: The Association for Children with a Disability NSW ("ACDNSW") has developed a comprehensive information guide to support families caring for a child with a disability. It is available for free on-line or at a nominal cost in hard copy. It is unique ...more »

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