Opportunities - Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Do You Know the Next UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador?

The search is on for UNICEF Australia’s new Young Ambassadors.

Do you know a passionate young person who could be the next champion for children’s rights?

This is a rare opportunity to speak up for children and to help create a world where every child is safe, heard and supported to reach their full potential.

The Young Ambassador program is a one-year, voluntary role open to young people aged 15-24 from every state and territory in Australia and from all different kinds of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets.

You can find out more about the Young Ambassador program and how to apply here.

Applications close on 20 May, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce invites individuals and organisations to make a submission by the closing date of 1 June 2018.

The Taskforce wants suggestions to prevent or reduce the incidence of cyberbullying, and to support those affected if a young person is cyberbullied. Submissions about young people’s experience of cyberbullying are also welcome.

Submissions can be made online at www.qld.gov.au/cyberbullyingtaskforce or by email at antibullyingtaskforce@premiers.qld.gov.au


Be a Force4Good

As ANZAC Day approaches it is important that we show support to the brave service personnel who have served and protected our country and how much we appreciate their sacrifice.

Soldier On has set up page where you can leave a message of thanks along with a donation as an expression of your gratitude for the work they do to protect our way of life.

It would be great if you could contribute your support by visiting this page. All messages will be made available for our past and present service personnel to see.

Please support this great cause. You can also share the page with your friends, leave a comment or like it. It all helps!

Morningside State School P&C Treasurer Role

Morningside State School P&C's AGM

Morningside State School P&C’s Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, March 21st at 7pm in the School’s Resource Centre.

The current P&C Committee is hard working, has fun fulfilling their roles and are proud to be a part of a thriving school community.

Recently, the P&C has contributed to a new shade sail for a large playground on the school Oval, a new playground for the prep children and they continue to ensure that the school’s classrooms have air conditioning, important as new rooms have been added as the school continues to grow.

The Committee also put on a lot of events throughout the school year and often open these up to the wider community and to other local volunteer-run organisations.

Could Morningside State School P&C Treasurer be the role for you?

As a local community member, a role on their P&C Committee may be of interest to you. In particular, the school is looking for a Treasurer and thought that the role might suit a grandparent or retiree.

MSS current Treasurer, David Furze, has done a fantastic job over the last year and has put a lot of processes in place that have made the role far more manageable. However, he will not be nominating for the position again this year. As the role is critical to the operation of the P&C, we are hoping to have conversations with those interested in the position in advance of our AGM on Wednesday, March 21st.

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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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Signature Works: Innovation Lab 2018




We are inviting expressions of interest to participate in an immersive five-day residential Innovation Lab in March 2018.

Signature Works Innovation Lab is a unique opportunity for First Nations arts professionals. Participants will be invigorated and inspired to create and collaborate in an entirely First Nations creative space.  

The ambition of the Innovation Lab is to strengthen future First Nations signature works and embolden artists with strong ideas and innovative work. The concept is deeply rooted in the principles of self-determination, with First Nations people creating the artistic experiences that are true to them within a First Nations space.

Participants in the innovation lab will receive:

·         accommodation, meals and economy travel

·         $1,000 participation fee

·         an opportunity to pitch for $10,000 seed funding projects

For more information about how to express your interest, visit our website. Expressions of interest close on 3 October, 2017.

If you have questions about the Innovation Lab, contact us:
1800 226 912 (toll free)
02 9215 9144



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