Opportunities - Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Youngcare At Home Care Grants

Youngcare's At Home Grants provide one-off grants of $2 000 - $10 000 for the provision of essential equipment, home modifications or services enabling young people with high care needs to remain at home and avoid entering institutionalised housing.

Grant applications open on 1 August, and close on 12 September.

You can find more information here.

Bulimba Valleys Bulldogs RLFC Junior Rugby League - 2019

Bulimba Valleys Bulldogs Rugby League Football Club are excited to announce that they have been approved to have Junior Rugby League at Bulimba in 2019.  This is a huge step for the club as we have not had junior rugby league in the area for approximately 10 years. This will be a huge bonus for the community and for the club. Email bulimbavalleysrlfc@gmail.com for more information.

Women's Health Week 2018

Women’s Health Week has been a permanent fixture on the Australian health calendar since 2013. The week was founded by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, which is the official Federal Government’s national digital gateway for women’s health.

Women’s Health Week (3 to 7 September 2018) is an opportunity for women, workplaces and communities to take the time to access and share evidence-based information that is aimed at promoting good health in ways that support sustained behaviour change.

Women’s Health Week continues to go from strength to strength, as the public and health care professionals recognise the benefits of taking time out to think about health issues. This year more than 60,000 women are expected to take part in over 1,500 events around the country. More than 25,000 have registered already to receive the free health-related content emailed to them every day of Women’s Health Week.

You can find more information at www.womenshealthweek.com.au.

Ship for World Youth

The Japanese Cabinet Office, supported by SWY Australia and the Japanese Embassy in Canberra, is inviting 11 young Australians (18-30) and a national leader (30+) to represent Australia for a 6-week global leadership and cross-cultural programme from January 15th to March 1st 2019. The program is called the 'Ship for World Youth' (or SWY) and has been running since 1967.
The program consists of a multi-day cultural exchange and homestay in a Japanese prefecture, one week of 'on-shore' training in Tokyo which is a mixture of lectures, tutorials and excursions and then four weeks onboard the Nippon Maru continuing study and visiting the Australian ports of Darwin and Brisbane.

As part of this program, participating youth will be able to interact with likeminded youth from around the world and also develop their communication, leadership and management skills. Participants attend a variety of lectures on board and are invited to run their own seminars and discussions aboard. The core subjects of leadership, cross-cultural understanding and project management are supported by lectures in topics which in recent years have included: Children’s Rights, Education, Lifestyle-related Diseases; Social Innovation for Sustainable Development and Conversations about Empowering Self and Others.
The program is fully sponsored (there are small costs for uniform etc. past participants have fundraised for this). 

Program Lecturers are world leaders in their fields and the global networks that participants will develop will be invaluable to their careers.
To apply for or for information on the Ship for World Youth Leaders, visit www.swyaus.org
Email: info@swyaus.org
Facebook: Ship for World Youth - Australia
Applications close 5PM AEST Friday 1st August 2018  

Republic Essay Competition

The Republic Essay Competition is designed to recognise and reward talented young writers. It aims to encourage future leaders to reflect on Australian civics and citizenship.

Year 10, 11 and 12 students in Australian secondary schools are invited to submit an essay on the following topic (up to 1,000 words): “Young Australians deserve to have a say on an Australian head of state. Discuss."


  • 1st place: $300 and publication by Fairfax Media
  • 2nd place: $200
  • 3rd place: $100 

Shortlisted entrants will receive an annual membership to the Australian Republic Movement.

You can find more information here.

Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Sceince are Australia's most presitigious science awards. They are key to our efforts to recognise the extraordinary contribution that our scientists, innovators and science teachers make to our nation.

Prize winners are world-leading researchers, innovators and teachers contributing to national and global prosperity and wellbeing, and serve as role models for our future generations.

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Veterans' Affairs Information Kit


For a really handy document that provides you with information about payments and services relating to Veteran's Affairs, then click here or contact my office on 07 3899 4031. 

India Australia Business and Community Awards



Nominations for the 2018 India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA) are now open

16th February - 4 May 2018

Since it’s inception in 2014, IABCA has engaged over 1400 of Australia's and India's most influential and widely renowned businesses, professionals, and community leaders.

Following four incredibly successful years the IABCA platform will be bigger and better in 2018.

We thank you for engaging with us on the platform and wish you all the very best for a winning submission.



Local Drug Action Team

Applications are now open for Round 3 of the Local Drug Action Team program.

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation has been provided with $19.2 million to support the establishment of Local Drug Action Teams across the country.

The goal of the Local Drug Action Teams is to work collaboratively to prevent alcohol and other drug harms, with support and resources from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation are hoping to establish 220 teams across Australia by 2020 (including the 80 already selected).  

Applications close on February 19 – to apply or find more information visit: http://adf.org.au/community/our-programs/local-drug-action-teams/.


Nominations for the Queensland Young Achiever Awards close on Friday 15th December 2017. 

Why not nominate a young person you know who is achieving great results or who is actively involved in your community. You could make the world of difference to a young person’s confidence whilst giving them well deserved recognition with a nomination!

If you know someone up to 29 years of age who is making their mark or a valuable community contribution, why not show your appreciation by nominating them. 

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